With what identity documents can a Frenchman travel overseas?

Verified 01 August 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

You must have an identity document valid.

A valid identity card is enough to travel by overseas.

However, if you have to transit through a foreigner country during your journey, you will need to present a valid passport.


If you go through Saint-Martin international airport (on the Dutch part of the island), a passport is required.