The heaviness of the administrative procedures can lead to not renewing identity papers. The difficulty of finding an appointment at the town hall has already put off more than one holidaymaker who hoped to spend his holidays outside the French borders.

Without the precious administrative sesame, many countries do not allow entry into their territory. However, the period of validity of a passport is limited in time: it is 10 years for an adult on the date of the request and 5 years for a minor even if he becomes an adult before the end date of the application. validity of his passport. The period of validity of an identity card is, since January 1, 2014, 15 years for adults.

According to La Dépêche, some countries accept French travelers with expired passports provided they have a valid identity card. These are the member countries of the Schengen area, the European Union but also other close neighbours. Here is the list of countries that do not require a valid passport:

If in doubt, it is better to consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or to do a simulation on the website of the public service before planning a trip. Find out in our slideshow below which countries you can travel to with an expired ID?