CONFORMITY, ORIGIN AND CONVERSIONS

The Certificate of Conformity (COC) is an official document required for the registration of a vehicle in France or abroad. Only the manufacturer is authorised to issue this document (original and duplicate).

PEUGEOT Certification and Certificate of Conformity (COC) | PEUGEOT

The PSA Group, the parent company of PEUGEOT, provides a dedicated site to apply for a Certificate of Conformity (COC). There you will find all the information and documents you need to register or re-register your vehicle in France or abroad.

OTHER CASES

EXPORT OUTSIDE THE EU OR TO OVERSEAS TERRITORIES

Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin

You own a vehicle registered in France that you wish to export outside the European Union (EU) or to an overseas territory (TOM).
You must obtain a Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin.
Please note that this document does not allow the vehicle to be registered at the prefecture.

OBTAINING AUTHORISATION FOR CONVERSION

Certficate specimen or specification sheet

You own a vehicle registered in France that you wish to convert, or that has been converted or fitted out by a workshop. When visiting the DRIEE or DREAL (vehicle registration authority) for individual vehicle approval, you will be asked for PEUGEOT's written conversion authorisation and a specimen of the Certificate of Conformity or a specification sheet (known as the "barré rouge" in France) of the original vehicle (excluding modifications).

PEUGEOT reserves the right whether to issue the conversion authorisation or not. It is therefore advisable to submit your conversion project to PEUGEOT before carrying it out.
Please note that these documents do not allow the vehicle to be registered at the prefecture, but only to be approved on a case-by-case basis.

CONVERTING A PERSONAL CAR (VP) THAT HAS BEEN MODIFIED INTO A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE BACK INTO A PERSONAL CAR

Vehicle conversion

A modified personal car (dérivé VP) is a commercial vehicle that has been converted from a personal car. It refers to a normal vehicle – e.g. a 206 – that has had modifications done to it. Often the rear seats are removed, leaving only the two front seats.

A modified personal car has the "DERIV VP" reference in front of the index J.3. on the registration document
It is possible to convert a modified personal car back into a personal car, e.g. in particular, by re-installing the seats.
Please contact the aftersales service at a member of the PEUGEOT network in order to find out what to do.

ERROR ON THE REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE

Certificate of Conformity (COC) and/or a verification

An error has been noted on the French Registration Certificate (grey card) of your vehicle (error noted by the prefecture, by a technical inspector, by the police or gendarmerie, by your dealer, or even by you).
You would like a Certificate of Conformity (COC) and/or a verification to have your registration certificate corrected at the prefecture.

ERROR ON THE STAMPED SERIAL NUMBER OR PLATE

Correction of the stamped serial number or the plate

An error has been noted on the French Registration Certificate (grey card) of your individually approved vehicle
You wish to register  a vehicle from another continent in France that does not have European RCE type-approval or that has been converted abroad.
You will first have to carry out individual vehicle approval before you can obtain your registration certificate. You will need a certificate of partial conformity and a specification sheet specimen ("notice descriptive"), or a Certificate of Conformity (COC).

OBTAINING THE CLASSIC CAR DESIGNATION

Vehicle over 30 years old

You own a vehicle that is over 30 years old, registered in France and you need a certificate to obtain a registration certificate with the classic car designation.

Please contact L'Aventure Peugeot at the following address:
aventure-peugeot@peugeot.com

REGISTERING A VEHICLE THAT HAS NOT BEEN RCE TYPE-APPROVED OR CONVERTED

Individual vehicle approval

You wish to register  a vehicle from another continent in France that does not have European RCE type-approval or that has been converted abroad.
You will first have to carry out individual vehicle approval before you can obtain your registration certificate. You will need a certificate of partial conformity and a specification sheet specimen ("notice descriptive"), or a Certificate of Conformity (COC).

REGISTRATION OF A NEW VEHICLE IMPORTED FROM ABROAD

New vehicle import certificate

You wish to register an unregistered (new) vehicle in France that comes from abroad and for which you do not have a Certificate of Conformity (COC).
In this case, you need a new vehicle import certificate.

FIND OUT MORE

To find out more, you can go directly to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the COC. Here you will find additional information about any questions you may have. If you do not find what you are looking for, you can fill in the following contact form, selecting "Conformity/COC/Certificate/Verification" under "Type of request".