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Sep 20, 2014
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Sep 20, 2014
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I’m a bit confused, so any advice will only help me

Is this legally required and if so for what purpose
 
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Jan 19, 2014
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It started off a few years ago and you needed one to travel into a couple of cities, probably more now. I got one as it was only about €4 and lasts the life of the van.
 
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Jan 1, 2014
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France
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You'll only need one if going in or through the larger cities.
If you decide to get one don't use a third party seller, such as the one you show above, they will simply charge you a premium for something you can easily do yourself.
The official French government web site is https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/ it is of course in French but Google translate will make it English, quick and efficient.
 
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Jun 10, 2010
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Shrewsbury (sometimes)
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N&B Clou Liner MAN
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2006
I have one, just on the off chance of getting diverted or lost into a restricted zone eg Rouen.
They are cheap, and as for other misdemeanours, don't commit them.
Quite a few Aires down roads with 3.5t weight limits, Le Crotoy and St Valery en Caux immediately spring to mind. Plenty of French break them too but they're happy to run 4500kgs Mhs at 3500kgs.
 
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Feb 11, 2017
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You'll only need one if going in or through the larger cities.
Bear in mind though that they’re now spreading into a wider range of areas, not just large cities - I suspect within a couple of years not having a Crit’Air sticker will require quite a lot of research?
 
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Sep 13, 2016
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Swift Mondial
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Crit air stickers are not the same as payment to enter a clean air zone. They are merely to indicate the pollution class of your vehicle. Whether they come into force Depends on the air quality, when we drove past Toulouse the other week the signs were saying class 5 & 4 were not allowed in the city centre. I guess if you did and were seen there would be a fine. If air quality is really bad they may say 3,4&5 etc.
In the future there may be a scenario where for example 2 & 3 pay a fee (like a clean air zone in the UK) and 4&5 are banned.
 
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Feb 26, 2012
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Is it worth me even considering returning to France with a year 2000 vehicle?
 
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Feb 26, 2012
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So which do you have 5 or 4. How do you determine what you need?

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RoryB

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Aug 5, 2020
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You'll only need one if going in or through the larger cities.
If you decide to get one don't use a third party seller, such as the one you show above, they will simply charge you a premium for something you can easily do yourself.
The official French government web site is https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/ it is of course in French but Google translate will make it English, quick and efficient.
The RAC give a good run down here: https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/law-change-for-uk-drivers-in-french-cities/
On the French site just click on Main in the top right corner and choose your language.
 
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AndrewS

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Aug 24, 2022
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IH Tio M Sprinter.
You'll only need one if going in or through the larger cities.
If you decide to get one don't use a third party seller, such as the one you show above, they will simply charge you a premium for something you can easily do yourself.
The official French government web site is https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/ it is of course in French but Google translate will make it English, quick and efficient.
 
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Dec 31, 2021
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2022 Chausson 660
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Previously Elddis Accordo 125
Is it worth me even considering returning to France with a year 2000 vehicle?
Just keep away from areas where there are controls:
Quote from the RAC link posted earlier:

Not all vehicles are eligible for a vignette. Cars registered before January 1997 and motorbikes and scooters registered before June 2000 are ineligible and cannot be driven at all where restrictions apply
 
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Mar 12, 2014
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Coachbuilt
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Newbie
So which do you have 5 or 4. How do you determine what you need?
You have to submit an image of your V5 with the application and the issuing office determine what you get. Our 18 plate Globecar PVC came back with a 2 which, assuming that 1 is reserved for electric or hybrid, didn't seem too bad.
 
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Mar 30, 2019
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Mine's a 1995 and I only tour abroad. It's never been an issue as I have no desire whatsoever to go anywhere near places needing a sticker.
They won't issue a sticker at all for a 95 van . Just avoid city centres 🤷.

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Nov 3, 2020
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Up the Hamble
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Ace Siena
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Some French cities have CAZs and you need one to enter them (or risk something like a €60 fine. As another poster has said, so cheap and easy to apply for that it would be silly not to get one if you are planning on doing serious miles in France. What I would say is DON'T BUY FROM THIS SITE - IT's A RIP OFF - £20 for something that c costs a little over €4 is having a laugh.
 
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Aug 19, 2007
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Tribute 615T sport
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So which do you have 5 or 4. How do you determine what you need?
free checker and explanation
 
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Aug 18, 2014
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Transit PVC
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16 years since restarting
Similar to the clean air zones in U.K. cities.
But without the ludicrous & ridiculous exhorbitant fines.
I suspect within a couple of years not having a Crit’Air sticker will require quite a lot of research?
Why? They don't operate in europe except of days stated .
In the future there may be a scenario where for example 2 & 3 pay a fee (like a clean air zone in the UK) and 4&5 are banned.
In europe;i very much doubt it? It is either you comply or you cannot eneter ,unlike the Uk who allow you to enter spewing smoke & flames as long as you pay therefore rendering the "emission zone " just a tax scam.
Is it worth me even considering returning to France with a year 2000 vehicle?
Yes, my last one was 89 & not even considered for any type of sticker. It never even occurs to me to read anything that might relate to them & like the Uk it will only be in the language of the country so if stopped just pay the minimal fine & carry on.
So which do you have 5 or 4. How do you determine what you need?
I have a 4 now but refuse to apply for any type of french syicker whilst they illegally use data gained elsewhere contrary to the gdpr.
Just keep away from areas where there are controls:
Quote from the RAC link posted earlier:

Not all vehicles are eligible for a vignette. Cars registered before January 1997 and motorbikes and scooters registered before June 2000 are ineligible and cannot be driven at all where restrictions apply
& the restrictions only apply on days stated.
 
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Derek’soldvan

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Apr 19, 2021
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Is it worth me even considering returning to France with a year 2000 vehicle?
I’ve a 2005 & crit air 3, give it a wiz & find out what yours is, you don’t want to be caught out in Paris/Rouen etc with a stroppy gendarme as I was without one, think fines are quite big

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Feb 11, 2017
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2008
Why? They don't operate in europe except of days stated .
Simply because if you look at the list of upcoming zones in France they are beginning to spread far more widely - and if you’re planning a route in advance you’ll not necessarily know what restrictions a particular zone will be applying then. I’m sure it will be possible to manage without one still, but very much harder work than with one, at least on a long journey unless you want to use toll autoroutes.
 
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Aug 4, 2016
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Vantage Neo
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Since 2003
It's easy, simply by paying money your vehicle becomes greener;). Becoming greener in the UK costs a bit more though.
 
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