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Renew the ID of a major

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

You major and your national identity card is soon outdated or is it already?

The request to renew the identity card is free, provided that the old card can be presented.

We present to you steps in the process.

In France

Step-by-step approach

If you major when you issue your current identity card, you can request a renewal the year preceding its expiry date.

If you minor when you issue your current card, you can request a renewal the year preceding its expiry date.

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.

TheTWO: titleContent provides a search engine enabling you find an appointment in an equipped town hall:

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.

The documents to be provided depend on the expiry date of your current ID.

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Card is still valid

You must submit the following documents:

  • Your ID
  • 1 identity photo less than 6 months old and conforming to
  • 1 proof of domicile
  • 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)

The map has been out of date for less than 5 years

You must submit the following documents:

  • Your ID
  • 1 identity photo less than 6 months old and conforming to
  • 1 proof of domicile
  • 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)

The map has been out of date for more than 5 years

You have a valid passport

You must submit the following documents:

  • Your passport
  • Your ID
  • 1 identity photo less than 6 months old and conforming to
  • 1 proof of domicile
  • 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
Passport expiry date is less than 5 years

You must submit the following documents:

  • Your passport
  • Your ID
  • 1 identity photo less than 6 months old and conforming to
  • 1 proof of domicile
  • 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)
Passport expiry date is more than 5 years old

You must submit the following documents:

You don't have a passport

You must submit the following documents:

Your presence is essential to take fingerprints.

You must have all necessary documents.

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.

You can follow your request on theTWO: titleContent ::

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.

Warning  

you must return the old card.

The identity card is in the form of a credit card.

It is valid for 10 years.

Abroad

Step-by-step approach

If you major when you issue your current identity card, you can request a renewal the year preceding its expiry date.

If you minor when you issue your current card, you can request a renewal the year preceding its expiry date.

You need to move at the consulate or embassy. But be careful, the service may require that the file be filed only by appointment. You should enquire either on the website of the consulate or the embassy, or by telephone.

Documents must be presented originals.

The documents to be provided depend on the expiry date of your current ID.

Répondez aux questions successives et les réponses s’afficheront automatiquement

Card is still valid

You must submit the following documents:

The map has been out of date for less than 5 years

You must submit the following documents:

The map has been out of date for more than 5 years

You have a valid passport

You must submit the following documents:

You have an expired passport
Passport expiry date is less than 5 years

You must submit the following documents:

Passport expiry date is more than 5 years old

You must submit the following documents:

You don't have a passport

You must submit the following documents:

Your presence is essential to take fingerprints.

You must have all the necessary documents with you.

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.

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.

You must return the old card.

The identity card is in the form of a credit card.

It is valid for 10 years.

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