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Passport: How to buy a tax stamp?

Verified 12 December 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

In France

Since 2019, the tax stamp has been provided only in electronic form.

It can be purchased online or from a tobacco shop.

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1st case: you will make a pre-request on the site of the ANTS 
Case 2: You will use the cardboard form that will be given to you at the counter 

You must buy the tax stamp on the website

Online purchase of tax stamp - Passport

In a tobacco office

You can buy an electronic tax stamp in a tobacco office if it is equipped with the app Authorized point of sale.

The electronic stamp is valid 1 year from the date of purchase.

To prevent it from becoming invalid when you submit your application, wait until you have finished preparing your file before buying it.

You can request a refund online within 18 months that follow its purchase:

Request a refund of an electronic stamp


Abroad, you don't have to provide a tax stamp.

You can pay in cash. Some consulates also accept payment by credit card, check or wire transfer. Consult the consulate's website to find out how to pay.