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This might be a little off-topic - for which I apologise. As British nationals it is my understanding that a carte de sejour is no longer required for us. But a car dealer I approached about purchasing a second hand Citroen was adamant that even as a British passport holder and therefore full member of the EU I would need a carte de sejour to register a vehicle which I found rather contradictory.

If anyone could provide advice, much appreciated!
 

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I've moved your query into a thread of its own in the hope of attracting more attention.

Basically, you are NOT required to have a carte de séjour if you are a UK citizen. If you don't want to bother with a carte de séjour, you can use your British passport as "national i.d." - though in the process of registering a car in France, you will need to provide some proof of your French residence (in the form of a utility bill, rental agreement or similar document).

This is the official Service Public page on registering a used vehicle purchased in France: Acquisition d'un véhicule d'occasion en France - Service-public.fr

It mentions "justificatif d'identité" and "justificatif de domicile" - which can easily be your UK passport and a utility bill in your name. A carte de séjour might be accepted as both (though they probably would still require the justificatif de domicile)
Cheers,
Bev
 

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I've moved your query into a thread of its own in the hope of attracting more attention.

Basically, you are NOT required to have a carte de séjour if you are a UK citizen. If you don't want to bother with a carte de séjour, you can use your British passport as "national i.d." - though in the process of registering a car in France, you will need to provide some proof of your French residence (in the form of a utility bill, rental agreement or similar document).

This is the official Service Public page on registering a used vehicle purchased in France: Acquisition d'un véhicule d'occasion en France - Service-public.fr

It mentions "justificatif d'identité" and "justificatif de domicile" - which can easily be your UK passport and a utility bill in your name. A carte de séjour might be accepted as both (though they probably would still require the justificatif de domicile)
Cheers,
Bev
Thanks very much indeed Bev - that is very helpful indeed.

Cheers, Ian
 
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