What should a foreigner do in the event of a change of marital status?
Verified 27 September 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
In case of a change of marital status (marriage, divorce, change of name or surname), you can request a duplicate of your residence card. You can add or remove your spouse's name, or have your first and last name(s) changed.
This is not mandatory.
How do I go about it?
You must apply for a duplicate online.
You will need to provide the following documents:
- Residence permit
- Passport (pages on civil status, validity dates and entry stamps)
- Birth certificate (full copy or extract with parentage)
- If you are married: marriage certificate
- If you have divorced: Divorce judgment
- If you have changed your name or forename(s): document proving the change
- Proof of domicile less than 3 months old
- 3 photos
- Proof of payment of the fee and/or stamp duty (requested when the card is handed over)
Does it pay to do so?
- If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss Confederation national or a member of his family, the card is free of charge.
- If you're in another situation, you have to pay €25 by tax stamps.
- Code of entry and residence of foreigners and right of asylum: Articles L436-1 to L436-10Taxes and stamp duty payable