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Hi, I work as a mountain guide (accompagnatrice) and have recently bought a 9 seater minibus to transport my clients to the trail head etc (not airport transfers). Do I require any specific paperwork in France? Thanks in advance.
 

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Thank you for the reply!

So reading the info:

Le permis de conduire de la catégorie D autorise la conduite des véhicules conçus et construits pour le transport de plus de 8 passagers, non compris le conducteur.

I interpret this as your vehicle needs to be carrying 'more' than 8 not including the driver. So my minibus has 9 seats, I am the driver so that leaves 8 seats, so therefore, as it not 'more' than 8 passengers I think my normal license is ok?

How would you interpret the text? Thanks for any guidance!
 

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That's how I read it, too. But you'll also probably have to register the vehicle as a "company owned vehicle" (depending on how your business is set up). That may do the trick - but I'd definitely speak to your insurance agent to see what adjustment might be in order for the policy.
Cheers,
Bev
 

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Hi, I work as a mountain guide (accompagnatrice) and have recently bought a 9 seater minibus to transport my clients to the trail head etc (not airport transfers). Do I require any specific paperwork in France? Thanks in advance.
Don't forget the proper insurance for you and for your passengers.
 

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You don't need to remove a seat. Minivan of 9 people are specifically designed to have the max of admissible passengers with a regular licence (permis B).
 
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