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What proof of identity must be provided to register on the electoral roll?

Verified 15 April 2019 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

List of electors of a municipality

To register on the electoral lists of a municipality, you must be able to prove your identity and your French nationality

You have a national card or passport (valid or expired for less than 5 years)

To register on the list of electors, you must submit one of the following documents:

  • French identity card valid or expired for less than 5 years (on the day your application was filed)
  • French passport valid or expired for less than 5 years (on the day of filing your application)
Other situation

You must provide:

  • a document proving your nationality,
  • and a document proving your identity.

Document proving your nationality ::

You must provide a birth certificate (full copy or extract with filiation) of less than 3 months.

If you do not have one, you can provide:

  • a declaration of acquisition of French nationality in your duly registered name, or, failing that, a certificate of acquisition of French nationality issued by the Minister of the Interior at your request, at the request of your legal representative or at the request of a French public administration,
  • or amplifying the decree of naturalization or reintegration into French nationality or, failing that, a certificate confirming the existence of that decree,
  • or a certificate of nationality issued by the court registry or a copy of the naturalization decree (which takes effect on the date of its notification).

Document proving your identity ::

  • Valid parliamentary identity card with photo, issued by the president of a parliamentary assembly
  • Valid local government identity card with photo, issued by the state representative
  • Vital card with photo
  • Validity of the Combat Card with photo, issued by the National Office for Veterans and War Victims
  • Disability card (valid) with photo or mobility card (valid) with photo
  • Government employee identity card (valid) with photo
  • Valid identity card with photo or traffic card (valid) with photo, issued by military authorities
  • Driving license
  • Hunting permit (valid) with photo, issued by the National Wildlife and Hunting Office (ONCFS)
  • Valid certificate of identity issued in exchange for identity documents in the event of a judicial review

Consular List

French citizens living outside France who want to register on a consular electoral list must provide proof of their identity using certain documents.

You have a national card or passport (valid or expired for less than 1 year)

To register on the list of electors, you must submit one of the following documents:

  • French identity card valid or expired for less than 1 year (on the day your application is submitted),
  • French passport valid or expired for less than 1 year (on the day of filing of your application)
Other situation

You can provide:

  • a certificate of French nationality,
  • or a naturalization decree,

provided that the ::

  • an official (valid) document issued by a French public administration containing your name, first name, date and place of birth, your photo (portrait) and the identification of the administrative authority that issued the document, the date and place of issue
  • or a card issued when registering in the French abroad register and consular registration card (all 2 valid)
  • or a (valid) document issued by a Member State of the European Union or the European Economic Area with your name, first name, date and place of birth, your photo (in portrait format) and the identification of the administrative authority that issued the document, the date and place of issue