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Temporary passport

The temporary passport or emergency temporary passport can be issued urgently for medical, humanitarian, or professional reasons.

What is the purpose of a temporary passport?

A temporary passport is provided for two reasons:

  • Urgent travel, particularly for humanitarian or medical reasons (serious illness or death of a family member)
  • Professional reasons (unexpected departure that cannot be postponed)

Depending on which département you are in, applications must be made to the prefecture, sub-prefecture or Mairie.

The temporary passport is issued personally after signing.

The old passport must be returned. If it includes a visa, and can be kept for as long as the visa is valid.

Please note:  The emergency passport does not allow travel to the United States without a visa.

Emergency permits are issued on an exceptional basis by prefectural authorities and are not issued automatically.

What are its main features?

The temporary passport does not have a chip; it is electronic (optically scannable only).
It is valid for 1 year.
The amount of duty to be paid in tax stamps is €30.

 

What is the role of the ANTS?

The ANTS designs, operates, and administers the systems for processing applications and issuing passports.

Temporary passport

The temporary passport or emergency temporary passport can be issued urgently for medical, humanitarian, or professional reasons.


What is the purpose of a temporary passport?

A temporary passport is provided for two reasons:

  • Urgent travel, particularly for humanitarian or medical reasons (serious illness or death of a family member)
  • Professional reasons (unexpected departure that cannot be postponed)

Depending on which département you are in, applications must be made to the prefecture, sub-prefecture or Mairie.

The temporary passport is issued personally after signing.

The old passport must be returned. If it includes a visa, and can be kept for as long as the visa is valid.

Please note:  The emergency passport does not allow travel to the United States without a visa.

Emergency permits are issued on an exceptional basis by prefectural authorities and are not issued automatically.

What are its main features?

The temporary passport does not have a chip; it is electronic (optically scannable only).
It is valid for 1 year.
The amount of duty to be paid in tax stamps is €30.

 

What is the role of the ANTS?

The ANTS designs, operates, and administers the systems for processing applications and issuing passports.

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