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Republic of France : ICAO Electronic Passport (2006 — 2016)

Purpose: Identification
Eligibility requirements: French citizenship
Expiration: 10 years for adults
Cost: €86

French passport (Passeport français) is an identity document issued to French citizens. Besides enabling the bearer to travel internationally and serving as indication of French citizenship (but not proof; the possession of a French passport only establishes the presumption of French citizenship according to French law).

Unlike those from most other EU countries which are burgundy, ordinary passports have a Bordeaux-red front cover, with the national emblem of Francee mblazoned in the center of the front cover. The word PASSEPORT is inscribed below the coat of arms and Union européenne along with République française above. The e-passport cover has a microchip symbol at the bottom. French passports use the standard EU design, with the standard passport containing 32 pages.

Cancellation of the passport was very harsh where a slanted cutting was made on all of the pages including the cover.


An RFID-tag is embedded in the cover. This digitized information is the name, date of birth, nationality and passport number.

Additionally for Biometric Passport, the chip now stores the scanned photograph and two fingerprints of the passport holder. The latter has the word passport underlined.

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Note: Photo section has a complete scan of all pages from the passport.