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Identity Card / Passport: how do I fill out the form or pre-application?

Verified 14 June 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

In France

You can prepare the process by making a pre-application on theCHILDREN: titleContent.

Pre-application saves you time when you file.

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You are requesting an identity card

This is your 1st card request

Pre-application for a 1st identity card application

A video allows you to understand how pre-application happens:

This is a renewal

Pre-application for an ID renewal

A video allows you to understand how pre-application happens:

You are requesting a passport

This is your first passport application

If you do not make the pre-application, you will have to fill in the form that will be given to you at the counter. This is a cardboard form that cannot be downloaded. It must be filled in black ink and uppercase letters.

The information to be specified on the form is:

  • Family Name : this is the name on the birth certificate (also called birth name or patronymic name)
  • Second Name : this is the name used in the current life (usage name)
    This can be a double name (the name of the parent or the name of the two spouses next to each other) or a simple name (the name of the person you are married to).
    If you use only your last name, this topic should be left blank
  • First
  • Size
  • Date and place of birth
  • Address
  • Mobile phone number (if you want to be notified by SMS of the manufacture of the card)
  • Family Name and first name(s) of the parents
  • Date and place of birth of parents

To foreigner

At the consulate, you do not have to fill out a form, because the information is entered directly at the counter.

  • Family Name : this is the name on the birth certificate (also called birth name or patronymic name)
  • Second Name : this is the name used in the current life (usage name)
    This can be a double name (the name of the parent or the name of the two spouses next to each other) or a simple name (the name of the person you are married to).
    If you use only your last name, this topic should be left blank
  • First
  • Size
  • Date and place of birth
  • Address
  • Mobile phone number (if you want to be notified by SMS of the manufacture of the card)
  • Family Name and first name(s) of the parents
  • Date and place of birth of parents