Your French residence card was stolen, what to do?

If your French residence card was stolen, it is advisable to make a flight report. For citizens of non-EU/EEA/Switzerland country  these steps are mandatory.

How do I report the theft of my residence permit?

In France

You must report the theft to the police station or gendarmerie where the offense was committed.


You must make your theft report to the local police authorities and the nearest consulate.

What are the documents to provide?

You should go to the prefecture or sub-prefecture closest to your address to request a duplicate of your residence permit.

  • Your flight report receipt,
  • Your valid passport,
  • 1 photocopy of your stolen residence permit,
  • Indication of where you live (provided by any documented proof),
  • 1 passport photo (click here to see the requirements),
  • Proof of payment of the fee (requested at the time of delivery of the permit).

Note that the issuance of a residence permit duplicate is free.

Make your passport photo to complete your file!

An essential part for the creation of your file: passport photos.

Easily do them online 24/7 from your smartphone without having to travel!

With the Smartphone iD app, you can take unlimited photo trials. Thanks to the application you can easily take photos from the comfort of home. You can receive it to your email box and to your mail box. We will take care of the rest ( double check (by software and by a real person) and make sure that you photo is valid), our photos are used by the ANTS (National Agency of Secure Documents) in France and comply with the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards.

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Take your passport photos online with your smartphone and receive them by email and / or by post. ePhoto digital code (photo + digitized signature) available to request or renew online residency permit in France. Photo accepted by the government or money returned.