To obtain a France Id Card , you need first to make an appointment online with one of our agents at the French Consulate General. On the day of the appointment, you need to arrive with the required documents according to your situation: if you are a minor, if this is the first request or a renewal.
FRANCE ID CARD
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JPEGTo obtain a France Id Card , you need first to make an appointment online with one of our agents at the French Consulate General. On the day of the appointment, you need to arrive with the required documents according to your situation: if you are a minor, if this is the first request or a renewal.
PNGNOTE THAT YOU CAN WITHDRAW YOUR FRANCE ID CARD WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT: FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 11.30AM TO 12.30AM AND ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 2 TO 4.30PM
SECURE NATIONAL IDENTITY CARD (NIC)
GIFApply in person at the Consulate, along with:
– Your old, expired France id card.
– Two recent photographs (Note: we will only accept good quality photos that comply with the requirements and have no inscription at the back).
– A full copy of your birth certificate stating filial relationship, or a copy of the family record book (“livret de famille”) belonging to the applicant or his/her parents.
– A valid consular card.
National ID cards are issued free of charge for (1) first time applicants and (2) for renewals on presentation of your old card. For a renewal, if you are unable to produce your old card, you will be charged a fee of 25 €.
EXTENDING THE VALIDITY PERIOD OF YOUR IDENTITY CARD
As of 1 January 2014, the validity period for national identity cards was extended from 10 to 15 years for adults (persons over the age of 18).
The five year extension for identity cards applies to:
new, secure identity cards (plastic cards), issued to adults from 1 January 2014;
secure identity cards (plastic cards) issued to adults between 2 January 2004 and 31 December 2013.
NOTE: This extension does not apply to secure national identity cards for minors. These are valid for a 10 year period following the date of issue. There is no need to visit the Consulate.
If your identity card was issued between 2 January 2004 and 31 December 2013, your card’s validity will automatically be extended by 5 years. No specific procedure is required. The date of validity written on the title will not be amended.
The following countries accept the national identity card as a travel document:
European Union countries : Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Czech Republic;
From the Schengen zone : Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland;
Andorra, Monaco, the Vatican, San Marino;
Albania, ex/former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia ;
Tunisia (only for those with dual citizenship or those taking part in group trips organized by a travel agent);
Morocco (only for those with dual citizenship or those taking part in group trips organized by a travel agent).
Translated fact sheets for all these countries are available for download on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
To avoid any inconveniences during your stay, you are urged to consider using a valid passport as opposed to an expired national ID card, even if it’s considered valid by the French authorities.