At the moment, it’s the commotion to redo his identity papers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the many appointments that have been aborted since 2020, the delays are, at the moment, astronomical. It would take nearly two months to get an appointment at the town hall, according to a report by TF1.

Many French people then fear not being able to go on vacation for lack of valid papers.

But a device could however help out some of them. This is the emergency passport, also called a temporary passport. This piece is renewed in “express” and for very specific reasons.

According to the government website, “a temporary passport can be issued urgently for medical or humanitarian reasons or for professional reasons.”

This document is only valid for one year, unlike the standard passport, which expires after 10 years.

It is up to the prefecture to decide whether or not to issue it, on a case-by-case basis. If the request is accepted, it is generally manufactured the same day.

As the name suggests, this type of passport is issued in emergency situations. You must therefore justify an imperative trip. For example :

To prepare your request, do not forget to attach the following supporting documents:

Once your application is validated, and your passport printed, do not waste time and make another appointment to obtain a standard passport: because this temporary document is only valid for one year.