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How do I get a "frequent flier" passport?

Verified 25 August 2022 - Directorate of Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister), Ministry of the Interior

In France

If you frequently travel abroad, you can apply for a passport large traveller with 48 pages, which is 16 pages more than the standard passport.

Passport large traveller is intended for people who travel abroad very often, especially outside the Schengen area, for professional reasons, for example.

For these people, the 32 pages of the classic passport may be insufficient to affix visas, entry or exit stamps.

The place of application does not depend on your home. You can go to any town hall, provided that it is equipped with a recording station.

Who shall I contact

Your presence is essential to take fingerprints.

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 1st passport

The formalities are the same as for a renewal.

In addition to the required documents for a classic application, you must provide a reasoned passport application large traveller, written on free paper.

Documents must be presented original.

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General case

Your passport is valid
  • Your passport
The passport is out of date
Expiry date less than 5 years
  • Your passport
Expiry date greater than 5 years
  • ID (valid or expired less than 5 years)

Guyana

Your passport is valid
  • Your passport
The passport is out of date
Expiry date less than 5 years
  • Your passport
Expiry date greater than 5 years
  • ID (valid or expired less than 5 years)

In Mayotte

Your passport is valid
  • Your passport
The passport is out of date
Expiry date less than 5 years
  • Your passport
Expiry date greater than 5 years
  • ID (valid or expired less than 5 years)

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General case

The passport costs €86 (in fiscal stamp).

You must purchase the tax stamp online:

Tax stamp purchase online - Passport

Guyana

  • If you provide the photo: €43 (in fiscal stamp)
  • If the photo is taken at the ticket office (only in the absence of a professional photographer): €44.50 (in fiscal stamp)

You must purchase the tax stamp online:

Tax stamp purchase online - Passport

In Mayotte

  • If you provide the photo: €86 (in fiscal stamp)
  • If the photo is taken at the ticket office (only in the absence of a professional photographer): €89 (in fiscal stamp)

You must purchase the tax stamp online:

Tax stamp purchase online - Passport

No. The decision to issue a passport large traveller is taken by the prefecture. The request may be refused if it does not appear to be justified.

For example, if you request a free passport renewal because all pages are in use, but only 10 months remain to run, the application may be rejected.

On the other hand, the application is justified if you apply for a new 10-year passport and, in the previous period, you had already benefited from an early renewal (due to the lack of available pages).

Abroad

If you frequently travel abroad, you can apply for a passport large traveller with 48 pages, which is 16 pages more than the standard passport.

Passport large traveller is intended for people who travel outside the Schengen area very often, for professional reasons, for example.

For these people, the 32 pages of the classic passport may be insufficient to affix visas, entry or exit stamps.

The formalities are the same as for a renewal.

In addition to the required documents for a classic application, you must provide a reasoned passport application large traveller, written on free paper.

Documents must be presented original.

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Your passport is valid

  • Your passport
  • ID less than 6 months and compliant
  • Amount €96 (or €99 if the photo is taken directly at the ticket office: only some)
  • Proof of domicile

The passport is out of date

Expiration Date: less than 5 years

FYI  

to use a usage name that is not yet on an identity document, other documents must be provided depending on the nature of the 2nd name: name of spouse or name of other parent.

Expiration Date: over 5 years
  • ID (valid or expired less than 5 years)

FYI  

to use a usage name that is not yet on an identity document, other documents must be provided depending on the nature of the 2nd name: name of spouse or name of other parent.

The passport costs €96.

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

FYI  

In Equatorial Guinea (Malabo post) and Mauritania (Nouakchott post), the photo is taken at the ticket office. The passport costs €99.

The decision to issue a passport large traveller is taken by the consulate. The request may be refused if it does not appear to be justified.

For example, if you request a free passport renewal because all pages are in use, but only 10 months remain to run, the application may be rejected.

On the other hand, the application is justified if you apply for a new 10-year passport and, in the previous period, you had already benefited from an early renewal (due to the lack of available pages).