Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Normandy. Just up the D903 from the roundabout with the D15
My Motorhome: Hobby 750 now sold.
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Certificate of Conformity.
I am at present in the throes of endeavoring to register my 2000 Hobby 750 manufactured in Germany but registered in UK into France.
I am now three months into the process and have amassed great wads of documents at great expense as they have to be in French to satisfy the DRIRE (Ministry of Transport) requirements.
First you must ask your local DRIRE for the importation dossier and they provide the latest list of requirements.
After getting a French Heavy Goods MOT (Controle Technique) due to my tag axle Hobby being 4,500 kg. gross. €80 plus €200 for LHD headlights
I had to weigh each axle and attach the weighbridge receipt to their form.
A Certificate of Conformity had to be obtained from Hobby France at €230.
A Veritas inspection of the gas and electrical installations certificate at €227. plus minor modifications.
A specification of the base vehicle and the completed conversion in French.
A specification of the weights full, empty and wet. Capacities of all tanks.
The original UK registration Certificate.
The current UK MOT.
The purchase receipt.
I then presented myself at my local DRIRE office 60 miles away in Caen only to be told a new and later list of requirements had been created since they sent the last one.
I now have to get a chassis/engine Certificate of Conformity from Fiat France €130.
Complete several new forms relating to seats and storage compartments.
I live in hopes and will persevere to the bitter end. As another friend with a Peugeot UK registered motorhome took two years to get his finally passed and matriculated.
If I can help please let me know but I am in the early stages of this steep learning curve.
I did try and register a US Chrysler Voyager in France about 5 years ago and even though it was the identical vehicle manufactured in Austria for the European Market (less a few little 'e' marks) I gave up after 18 months and sold in UK.