What to do when you move
- Contact your electricity provider for your old and new accommodation: don't forget to inform them you are moving!
- Contact your gas provider for your old and new accommodation
- Inform the post office of your change of address.
- Inform 5 organisations of your change of address:
- Pôle Emploi,
- Service National
- Contact your insurance company for your house insurance contract and inform them of your change of address. One month prior to your move.
- Declare your change of address to the national service office: after being enumerated in the census, any change of address change in family, work or school situation must be informed to the national service office or centre up to the age of 25 years. One month subsequent to your move.
- Have your address changed on your residence permit: change the information shown on your residence permit. One month subsequent to your move.
- Have your address changed on your identity card.
- Have your address changed on your passport.
- Register on the electoral roll: if you have moved (even within the same commune), inform your commune in order to register on the electoral roll. Recommendation: do this before 31st December in order to be able to vote from 1st March of the following year.
- Be enumerated in the census of the town hall.
Carte grise (vehicle registration card)
If you move, the new address of the owner of the vehicle must be stated on the carte grise, subject to a fine.
Who can apply?
A change to a carte grise can be made:
- by the owner of the vehicle
- or a third party authorised by power of attorney by the owner to carry out the procedure.
In the event of power of attorney, the third party presents:
- an application on paper (power of attorney) made out by the owner,
- identification in his/her name
- and the complete application dossier (including the basic documents to be provided to obtain a registration certificate).
When do I make this change?
Within one month of your move.
Where do I change my carte grise?
- at the Préfecture belonging to the applicant's residence
- or at the town hall of certain big towns or cities.
The application can usually be filed at any Préfecture of the département of the residence.
How can I apply?
The formalities can be carried out on site or by post according to the type of carte grise.
Please note: make enquiries at the Préfecture to find out whether the formalities can be carried out on site or by post.
Documents to be provided
At the counter:
- valid identification,
- proof of address (deed, tax-payer's or non-tax payer's certificate, rent receipt, gas, electricity or telephone bill or an insurance certificate for the accommodation),
- a registration certificate application via the application form,
- old carte grise.
- a copy of identification,
- a copy of proof of address (deed, tax-payer's or non-tax payer's certificate, rent receipt, gas, electricity or telephone bill or an insurance certificate for the accommodation),
- the top part of the model of carte grise,
- the registration certificate application duly filled in,
Please note: the detachable coupon, completed with the details of the new owner of the vehicle and signed by the latter, allows him/her to drive for one month until the new carte grise is received.
How long does it take to arrive?
Approximately 15 days by post.
Free for a change of address
For all information contact:
The Préfecture belonging to the applicant's residence or the town hall in certain big towns or cities.
Any change of address must be informed to your insurance company.
The insured is under the obligation to declare all circumstances the consequences of which could increase the risk initially provided for in the contract.