DREAL delivers your certificate of conformity, also called European Certificate of Conformity (COC) in a few days.

Our registration service allows you to obtain the certificate of conformity in order to register your vehicle in French Prefecture.

This certificate of conformity is a mandatory document to register a vehicle from abroad to France.

The COC sent to you is the one requested by the Prefecture for the final logbook of your vehicle.

The coc is a certificate including the EC type-approval. The role of this document is to allow the free movement of goods within the European Union, particularly in respect of goods which are the subject of a common European approval and a license.

The certificate of conformity is a document in which the manufacturer states that the vehicle conforms to receiving European type. The COC includes the complete identification of the vehicle and the manufacturer with the chassis number, the European approval number, the technical characteristics of vehicles and other data.

The certificate of conformity contained defined by the law of the European Union (Directive 92/53). The certificate of conformity is not available for vehicles intended for the Japanese market, American, Australian or otherwise. For older vehicles which do not have European type approval, it is best to contact the DREAL has to obtain a certificate of identification that has the same value by a French prefecture certificate of conformity.

The COC can not be issued for rebuilt vehicles. The certificate of conformity is available only for personal vehicles, motorcycles and some utility car.

History and law

Certificates of compliance are set by the Directive on the common EU market intra-Community ("EC-92") and the receipt by European type. The common intra-Community market in the European Union was opened officially January 1, 1993.

The aim of "EC-92" portion is to remove barriers to the free movement of goods within the European Union. The program has had a big influence on standards in the automotive industry. The Committee of the European Union goes to the harmonization of standards in the field of automotive technology and environmental protection in the countries of the EU. The legislation primarily concerning noise and emissions and safety. Directive of Europe on the European Front (Council Directive EU 92/53) eliminates the need to file an internal requests to the certification authority of each country, the DREAL, DRIRE or formerly Mines Department for France.

In 1992, the EU member countries' representatives agreed the legislation originally a single system to certify that a vehicle complies with the technical requirements and safety terms. The legislation establishes an EC type-approval system that replaces the national title receptions has twelve member countries. The system of type approval became mandatory in 1996, thereby creating the certificate of conformity. These cars with a European type approval can be marketed throughout Europe.

This is why a car requires only a single type-approval in one of the EU member countries to be accepted in all other European countries.

To receive the certificate of conformity, the vehicles must be brought to a testing agency or manufacturers may choose to maintain their own on-site certification approved equipment.

DREAL delivers original certificates of conformity complying with the legislation of the European Union.