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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 is only provided in electronic form.

It can be purchased online or at a tobacco shop.

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1st case: you will make a pre-application on the site of the ANTS 

You can purchase the tax stamp at the end of the procedure.

Pre-application for 1st passport

Pre-application for passport renewal

Case 2: You will use the form that will be given to you at the counter 

You must purchase the tax stamp on the website

Tax stamp purchase online - Passport

In a tobacco office

You can purchase an electronic tax stamp at a tobacco office if it is equipped with the application Authorised point of sale.

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

To prevent it from being invalid at the time of filing, wait until you have finished preparing your file before you buy it.

You can claim your refund online in 18 months following its purchase:

Request eStamp Refund


Abroad, you do not have a tax stamp to provide.

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