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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, all passports issued in France are biometric passports.

If you have an old model, your passport is out of date and you need to replace it.

The papers to be presented depend on the country you want to go to.

You can go to the Travel advice of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to check.

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

A visa may be required.

Some countries also accept a valid ID card.

The papers to be presented depend on the country you want to go to.

Visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Travel Advice website:

Travel advice