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:
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.
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.