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Renewal of a minor's identity card

Verified 20 May 2022 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

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Is your minor child's ID expired or is it coming soon? We present you the process for renewing the card.

France

To renew a minor's identity card, the child and his or her legal representative must go to the town hall.

They must present the necessary supporting documents.

The minor and his/her manager must present themselves whole at the counter.

The manager shall parental authority. It could be the father, the mother or the guardian. He must present his own identification.

The place of application does not depend on the domicile: you can go to 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 require that the file be filed only by appointment. You should consult the website of the town hall.

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

Pre-application saves you time when you file.

Pre-application for an ID renewal

You must then go to the town hall with the supporting documents.

0 to 12 years

The person responsible shall sign the photo heel with the entry father, mother or guardian.

Between 12 and 13 years

The miner's fingerprints are taken at the ticket office.

The person responsible shall sign the photo heel, together with father, mother or guardian.

From 13 years

The miner's fingerprints are taken at the ticket office.

If the manager agrees, the miner can sign the photo heel.

If not, the person responsible shall sign it, together with the father, mother or guardian.

Documents must be presented original.

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The identity card is valid

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

ID is out of date

Expiration Date: less than 5 years
  • ID
  • If you made a pre-application: Pre-application number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-application summary)
Expiration Date: over 5 years
The child has a passport
  • If you made a pre-application: Pre-application number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-application summary)
  • Passport valid or expired for less than 5 years
  • If you made a pre-application: Pre-application number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-application summary)
The child doesn't have a passport
  • If you made a pre-application: Pre-application number and/or QR code obtained at the end of the process (it is recommended to print the pre-application summary)

FYI  

if you want the child to use a usage name (double name), other documents may be required to justify the use of the name of other parent.

It's free.

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 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 theCHILDREN: titleContent :

Follow your ID request

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

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The minor is under 12

The person in charge must show up at the ticket office to collect the ID.

The identity card that is issued is a card that comes in a new format (the size of a credit card).

It must be removed in 3 months its availability.

After this period, the card is destroyed.

The minor is 12 or older

The manager must present himself at the counter with her child to retrieve the identity card.

The identity card that is issued is a card that comes in a new format (the size of a credit card).

It must be removed in 3 months its availability.

After this period, the card is destroyed.

A minor's identity card is valid for 10 years.

If it becomes major before its expiration date, it can continue to use it. He doesn't need to ask for a new card.

To foreigner

To renew a minor's identity card, the child and his or her legal representative must go to the consulate with the necessary supporting documents.

You have to go to the embassy or the consulate.

The minor and his/her manager must present themselves whole at the counter.

The manager shall parental authority. It could be the father, the mother or the guardian. He must present his own identification.

Warning  

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

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 original.

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The identity card is valid

  • ID

ID is out of date

Expiration Date: less than 5 years
  • ID
The identity card: + 5 years
The child has a passport
  • Passport valid or expired for less than 5 years
The child doesn't have a passport

FYI  

if you want the child to use a usage name (double name), other documents may be required to justify the use of the name of other parent.

Free

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 theCHILDREN: titleContent :

Track your ID request

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

The minor is under 12

The person responsible must present himself at the place where the file was filed or at a honorary consul to retrieve the identity card.

The identity card that is issued is a card that comes in a new format (the size of a credit card).

It must be removed in 3 months its availability.

After this period, the card is destroyed.

The minor is 12 or older

The manager must present himself with her child at the place where the file is lodged or with honorary consul to retrieve the identity card.

The identity card that is issued is a card that comes in a new format (the size of a credit card).

It must be removed in 3 months its availability.

After this period, the card is destroyed.

A minor's identity card is valid for 10 years.

If it becomes major before its expiration date, it can continue to use it. He doesn't need to ask for a new card.