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What if you find an identity card or passport that has been lost or stolen?

Verified 31 January 2022 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

If you have made a declaration of loss or theft of a national identity card or passport, the title is invalidated in a computer manner.

The title can no longer be used because its invalidation is irreversible.

Indeed, information on the loss or theft of the title is transmitted at international level (Interpol and Schengen Information System). You will not be able to use it for travel.

General case

The identity card or passport found must be sent by mail to the prefecture of your choice.

Who shall I contact
In Paris

You can send your identity card or passport back to the Paris Police Department.

Who shall I contact

You can also return your title to any department of the Paris City Council or to another prefecture.