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Can a protected adult (guardianship, curatorship...) apply for an identity document?

Verified 15 March 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

An adult under guardianship, guardianship or guardianship may have an identity card or a passport. The intervention of his representative depends on the type of protection.


The guardianship major can apply for an identity card alone, but her guardian must be informed.

In addition to the documents in the file, it must provide the following documents:

  • Attestation of the guardian indicating that he informed of his approach
    The certificate must be signed and dated within 3 months. It contains the surname, first names, date of birth and address of the guardian, as well as the surname, first names and date of birth of the adult under guardianship
  • Photocopy of guardian ID
  • Last guardianship judgement

The adult retains its legal capacity. He can therefore apply for an identity document without the need to ask for permission from the curator.

Safeguarding Justice

The adult retains its legal capacity. Therefore, he or she can apply for an identity document without having to seek permission from another person.