How Do You Renew A French Passport?

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The government of France is the only government that can issue or renew a French passport. A passport is an official government document that permits the holder to travel to and from his home country. It also verifies the holder's identity. Your French passport is valid until its expiration date. At that time, it is no longer valid for travel. Therefore, it is wise not to wait until the last minute to renew a passport. Volume can get very heavy during peak travel times. By anticipating the need and taking care of passport renewal in a timely manner, you will reduce your stress. To renew a French passport in the United States, you must go to the French consulate. A French passport cannot be renewed via the Internet. Older passports are not machine-readable and replacement takes approximately three weeks. The consulate will return an older, still valid passport for the interim upon proof of emergency. To renew your passport you will need to present the old passport as well as some ... more
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