Are GB number plates legal in France?
If your vehicle does not have the UK identifier within the number plate, you will require a UK sticker when driving in France. GB stickers will no longer be valid from the end of September.
What does GB mean on a number plate?
08/12/2021. The GB sticker stands for Great Britain and has been valid on cars for the past 111 years across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Up until recently, the rules stated that vehicles needed to display a GB magnet or sticker. With recent changes around Brexit, there have been a variety of changes.
Are GB number plates still legal?
British motorists driving outside the UK must now remove old-style GB stickers or cover them up. Instead they should display a UK sticker or have the UK identifier on their number plate. The UK government guidance has been in place since Tuesday 28 September.
What is a GB Euro number plate?
A GB sticker is now required for UK motorists travelling within the EU whose car number plates show the Euro symbol and ‘GB’ national identifier. Only number plates that show the Union flag and the ‘GB’ national identifier do not need a separate GB sticker.
How long can you drive a UK registered car in France?
The rules were changed and now when you bring your car over to France from the UK you can keep your British plates only for the first six months. During that period you are not legally required to register it unless you are becoming a French resident. After six months you do need to re-register your car in France.
Can I buy a UK car sticker in France?
Though they are legal in France to have on their own they are not in Spain, Malta or Cyprus. They insist on a full sized one even if you have a UK number plate sticker. These rules apply whichever country outside the UK you are driving so that means not just France or mainland Europe.
Are GB plates still legal in Europe?
British nationals will no longer be allowed to drive outside the country with a car that has the over a-century-old “GB” sticker, as it will be replaced with the post-Brexit one that says “UK”.
Do I need GB or UK sticker in Europe?
From 28 September 2021, you’ll need a UK sticker instead of a GB sticker on your vehicle to drive abroad. You do not need to carry a green card to drive in the EU (including Ireland), Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, or Switzerland.
What will happen to UK number plates after Brexit?
From the 1st January 2021 New UK Number Plates will no longer be able to display the GB Euro Badge. There is no need to remove existing GB Euro plates from vehicles, provided they were fitted prior to 2021. But in order to drive within the EU, vehicle owners must now display the White Oval UK Sticker – news article.
Do I need a GB sticker in France after Brexit?
Note that vehicles featuring the letters GB together with the Council of Europe golden stars are no longer valid for driving abroad. If your vehicle does not have the UK identifier within the number plate, you will require a UK sticker. GB stickers will no longer be valid from the end of September.
Can I register a UK car in France?
From 1st Jan 2021, all UK registered non-commercial vehicles being imported to France will require an 846A certificate (Certificat de dédouanement). This is issued by your local customs office (in France) which you can look up here.