France passport

£2,500.00

Apply For France passport 

To apply for a French passport, you must first be a French citizen. Here’s a breakdown of the process if you are a French citizen:

General Eligibility:

  • You must be a French citizen by birth, blood descent, adoption, or naturalization.

First Time Application (Adults):

Documents to Prepare:

  • Completed application form (Cerfa 1399-01): You can download the form online  (French website) and fill it out electronically or by hand.
  • Proof of French nationality: This could be a birth certificate with a French nationality mention, naturalization certificate, or other documents proving your French citizenship.
  • Two recent passport photos: Must meet specific requirements for size, background, and pose. Check the official website for details
  • Identity document: Valid government-issued ID like a national identity card or passport (if expired, not more than 15 years ago).
  • Proof of residence: Utility bill, rental agreement, or other document showing your address in France or abroad (if applicable). france passport
  • Tax stamp (timbre fiscal dématérialisé): Purchase a €86 electronic tax stamp online

The Process:

  1. Prepare your documents: Gather all the required documents mentioned above.
  2. Complete the application form: Fill out the Cerfa 1399-01 form electronically or by hand.
  3. Find a Passport Acceptance Facility: Locate a town hall (mairie) with a passport service in France or a French consulate abroad.
  4. Make an Appointment (Recommended): Many town halls recommend scheduling an appointment to avoid wait times. You can usually do this online or by phone. france passport
  5. Attend Your Appointment: Bring all your documents, completed application form, and proof of appointment (if applicable) to your appointment. A passport acceptance agent will review your application and documents.
  6. Biometric Data Collection: Fingerprints and possibly a photograph will be taken at the appointment.
  7. Passport Issuance: Processing times can vary, but it typically takes several weeks. You’ll be notified when your passport is ready for collection at the town hall or consulate.

Additional Information:

  • Minors: The application process for minor children involves additional documents and parental presence. Check the official website for details
  • Renewal: The process is generally simpler if you are renewing a passport that is still valid or expired within the past 10 years. france passport
  • Costs: The application fee is covered by the electronic tax stamp
  • Resources:
    • French Ministry of Interior – Passport Application (French website):
    • How to Apply for a French Passport (Expatica): Passport for sale
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