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Is a driver's licence an official ID?

Verified 24 September 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Yes, the driver's licence is an official ID, because it is issued by the French state.

It can be used to justify one's identity provided that the identity photograph is similar.

However, each public administration, body entrusted with a public service mission or legal person public or private may choose the list of documents it accepts to justify identity.

Moreover, the permit does not have the same value as the national identity card or passport, which are the only ones to certify both the identity and the nationality of the holder.