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

Verified 12 December 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

An adult under guardianship, guardianship or legal custody may possess an identity card or a passport. The intervention of its representative depends on the type of protection.

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He's under guardianship

The adult under guardianship can make his or her own request for an identity card, but his or her guardian must be informed.

In addition to the documents to be attached to the application file, the guardian adult must provide the following documents:

  • Certification by the guardian that he is informed of the procedure
    The certificate must be signed and dated less than 3 months. It must contain the surname, forenames, date of birth and address of the guardian, as well as the surname, forenames and date of birth of the adult under guardianship.
  • Photocopy of a guardian’s ID
  • Last Guardianship Judgment

He's under a trusteeship

The adult retains his legal capacity: he can therefore apply for an identity document without needing to ask the authorization of the curator.

He's under legal protection

The adult retains his or her legal capacity: he or she can therefore apply for an identity document without having to ask another person for authorization.