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How long is an identity card valid?

Verified 21 November 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

For a major

The validity period identity card depends of date of issue and situation where you were at that time.

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The card was issued before 2014

You were an adult at the time of his deliverance

If the card was still valid the 1to January 2014, validity period of an adult's identity card has changed from 10 to 15 years.

We present the rules according to the year of issue of the identity card:

Automatic Extension Condition

Date of issue

Effective Date

Age condition

Date on the card

New Date

2006

2016

2021

Being born in 1988 or earlier and be of age when issuing the card

2007

2017

2022

Born in 1989 or earlier and be of age when issuing the card

2008

2018

2023

Being born in 1990 or earlier and be of age when issuing the card

209

2019

2024

Being born in 1991 or earlier and be of age when issuing the card

201

2020

2025

Born in 1992 or earlier and be of age when issuing the card

2011

2021

2026

Being born in 1993 or earlier and be of age when issuing the card

2012

2022

2027

Being born in 1994 or earlier and be of age when issuing the card

203

2023

2028

Being born in 1995 or earlier and be of age when issuing the card

If you are in this case, even if the validity date entered on the card is exceeded, you can continue to use it for all your activities in France for 5 years.

Example :

Your card was issued in 2012. The effective date on the card is 2022. You can continue to use the card for your work in France until 2027.

You were a minor at the time of its issuance

In this case, validity period remainder 10 years. The expiration date is the on the map.

The card was issued in or after 2014

Old card model (blue laminated)

Identity card is valid for 15 years.

New Template (Credit Card Format)

Identity card is valid for 10 years.

For a minor

A minor's identity card is valid for 10 years.

If it becomes of age before its expiration date, it can continue to use it. He doesn't need to ask for a new card.