National French Identity Card

To apply for an identity card, the necessary supporting documents depend on the situation: major or minor, first application or renewal, possession (or not) of a passport … Manufacturing deadlines depend on the place and the period of Requirement. The identity card of a person of full age is valid for 15 years, that of a minor child is valid for 10 years.


OR

Biometric Card

Valid ID

Data Base Record

IDValidityDurabilityProcessing CountryDelivery
Major15yearsDepends on the PlaceFrancePick Up from State Bureau or Mail Posting.
Minor10yearsDepends on the PlaceFrancePick Up from State Bureau or Mail Posting.

You will then have to finalize the request with the supporting documents.

The counter will retrieve your data through the pre-application number, check your vouchers and take fingerprints.

The information to be indicated on the original form is as follows:

  • Last name
  • Second name: this is the name used in everyday life (usage name) if it differs from the last name. It can be a double name (name of his parents or name of the two spouses contiguous), the name of her husband or the name of his wife.
  • First
  • Cut
  • Date and place of birth
  • Address
  • Mobile phone number (if you want to be informed by SMS of the card manufacturing)
  • Family name and first name (s) of the parents
  • Date and place of birth of parents


OR

Identity card of a major: first request

To apply for a national identity card, you must provide the necessary supporting documents. The documents to present depend on your situation and in particular the possession of a recent passport.


OR

You have a valid Passport
  • Your passport
  • Recent identity photo and complies with standards
  • Proof of address
  • Number pre-application if you have done this online approach (if not must fill out and sign the card application form available at the counter)
No Passport
  • Recent identity photo and complies with standards
  • Proof of address
  • Check if the birthplace’s civil status is dematerialized . If this is not the case, it is necessary to provide a birth certificate (complete copy or extract with filiation) of less than 3 months .
  • Proof of French nationality if you find yourself in a special situation (birth abroad of parents born abroad for example)
  • Number pre-application if you have done this online approach (if not must fill out and sign the card application form available at the counter)
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