How long is an identity card valid?

Verified 22 May 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

For a major

The period of validity of the identity card depends of its date of issue and the situation you were in when it was delivered to you.

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Your card was issued before 2014

You were of age at the time of his release

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

If you are in that case, then add 5 years at the expiry date indicated on the card

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

Tableau - Auto-extend condition

Year of issue

End date of validity entered on the card

New Effective End Date

Age-related conditions

2008

2018

2023

Born in 1990 or earlier and be of legal age when issuing the card

2009

2019

2024

Born in 1991 or earlier and be of legal age when issuing the card

2010

2020

2025

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

2011

2021

2026

Born in 1993 or earlier and be of legal age when issuing the card

2012

2022

2027

Born in 1994 or earlier and be of legal age when issuing the card

2013

2023

2028

Born in 1995 or earlier and be of legal age when issuing the card

You were a minor at the time of his release

In this case, the period of validity rest of 10 years. The expiry date is the one shown on the map.

The card was issued in 2014 or later

Old card model (blue laminate)

The ID card is valid for 15 years.

New template (credit card format)

The ID card is valid for 10 years.

For a minor

The identity card of a minor is valid for 10 years.

If it becomes an adult before its expiry date, it may continue to use it. He doesn't need to ask for a new card.