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Can you still travel with an old passport model?

Verified 24 August 2022 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

Since June 2009, every passport issued in France is a biometric passport.

If you have an old model, your passport is out of date and you have to replace it.

The documents to be presented depend on the country you wish to visit.

You can visit the site Travel advice the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to verify.

This may be a valid passport at the time of travel or several months after return.

A visa may be required.

Some countries also accept a valid identity card.

The documents to be presented depend on the country you wish to visit.

Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Advisory site:

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