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ID of an adult: in case of theft

Verified 23 November 2022 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

If the ID card has been stolen, you must file a declaration before you can request a new ID. The documents to be presented depend on the possession of a secure passport.

In France

If the identity card has been stolen, you must make a declaration before you can request a new one. The documents to be presented depend on the possession of a secure passport.

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If the flight took place in France

You have to go to a police station or a gendarmerie.

Who shall I contact

A receipt will be issued.

If the flight took place outside Canada

You should contact the local police authorities and the nearest French consulate.

A receipt will be issued.

The place of the request does not depend on your home: you can go in any town hall, provided that it is equipped with a recording station.

The list of equipped town halls is available online:

Warning  

many town halls are demanding that the file be filed only by appointment.

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Find an appointment for an identity card request

Before you travel, you can prepare the gait by doing a online pre-application, but it is not an obligation.

Pre-application saves you time when filing the file.

Pre-application for an ID renewal

Documents must be presented originals.

General case

You have a valid passport

  • Your passport
  • Declaration of Flight
  • If you made a pre-request: pre-request number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-request summary)

You have an expired passport

Expiry date: less than 5 years
  • Your passport
  • Declaration of Flight
  • If you made a pre-request: pre-request number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-request summary)
Expiry date: + 5 years
  • Declaration of Flight
  • If you made a pre-request: pre-request number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-request summary)

You don't have a passport

  • Declaration of Flight
  • If you made a pre-request: pre-request number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-request summary)
In Guyana

You have a valid passport

  • Your passport
  • Declaration of Flight
  • If you made a pre-request: pre-request number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-request summary)

You have an expired passport

Expiry date: less than 5 years
  • Your passport
  • Declaration of Flight
  • If you made a pre-request: pre-request number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-request summary)
Expiry date: + 5 years
  • Declaration of Flight
  • If you made a pre-request: pre-request number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-request summary)

You don't have a passport

  • Declaration of Flight
  • If you made a pre-request: pre-request number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-request summary)

FYI  

to use a usage name that is not yet on an identity document, other documents must be provided depending on the nature of the 2nd name: name of spouse or name of other parent.

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General case

€25 in tax stamp.

In Guyana

€12.50 in tax stamp.

The identity card is not manufactured on site and therefore cannot be issued immediately.

The manufacturing lead time depends on the location and time of the application. For example, as summer holidays approach, delays can increase significantly.

Warning  

if the town hall only receives an appointment, the deadline for obtaining this appointment must also be taken into account.

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Follow your identity card request

If you provided a mobile phone number when you requested it, you will receive an SMS when the card is available.

You must remove the card personally instead of filing the file.

It must be withdrawn within 3 months. After this period, it will be destroyed.

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Old card model (blue laminated)

Identity card is valid for 15 years.

New Template (Credit Card Format)

Identity card is valid for 10 years.

Abroad

If the identity card has been stolen, you must make a declaration before you can request a new one. The documents to be presented depend on the possession of a secure passport.

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If the flight took place outside Canada

You should contact the local police authorities and the nearest French consulate.

If the flight took place in France

you have to go to a police station or a police force.

Who shall I contact

A receipt will be issued.

You need to move at the consulate or embassy.

Your presence is essential to take fingerprints.

Warning  

the service may require that the file be filed only by appointment.

If you wish to withdraw the identity card from a honorary consul, it must be indicated at the box office at the time of filing.

Documents must be presented originals.

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You have a valid passport

  • Your passport
  • Declaration of Flight
  • €25 in cash, money order, check or credit card (depending on the consulates)

You have an expired passport

Expiry date: less than 5 years
  • Your passport
  • Declaration of Flight
  • €25 in cash, money order, check or credit card (depending on the consulates)
Expiry date: + 5 years
  • Declaration of Flight
  • €25 in cash, money order, check or credit card (depending on the consulates)

You don't have a passport

  • Declaration of Flight
  • €25 in cash, money order, check or credit card (depending on the consulates)

FYI  

to use a usage name that is not yet on an identity document, other documents must be provided depending on the nature of the 2nd name: name of spouse or name of other parent.

ID costs €25

You can pay in cash. Some consulates also accept payment by credit card, check or bank transfer. Consult the Consulate's website to find out how to pay.

The identity card is not manufactured on site and is therefore not issued immediately.

Manufacturing lead times depend on the location and time of application.

You can follow your request on theTWO: titleContent ::

Track your identity card request

If you provided a mobile phone number during the request, you will receive a text message when the ID card is available.

The applicant must pick up his or her card at the place where the file is filed or from a honorary consul.

It must be withdrawn within 3 months. After this period, the new card is destroyed.

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Old card model (blue laminated)

Identity card is valid for 15 years.

New Template (Credit Card Format)

Identity card is valid for 10 years.

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