Mandatory 3-month storage
When you apply for a passport, we must store your data for 3 months in our “passport production” database. Doing so enables us to:
- Produce your passport.
- Reproduce a new passport if you notice an administrative or production error on the return of your passport. This means that you will not have to return a 2nd time to provide new data.
Optional 7-year storage
Solely upon your request, we can store your data for 7 years.
This means that in certain well-defined cases we can produce a duplicate of your passport, without you having to return and provide new data at your post:
|Situation||Validity dates of the new passport||Cost of a new passport|
|Administrative or production error||The same as those for a passport with a mistake or a lost/stolen passport||Free|
|Loss or theft||Cost of a new passport (€79 adult, €35 child)|
Passport lost or stolen, or with a mistake or defect?
Contact the consular post where you were registered on encountering the problem.
They will inform you of what needs to be done, depending on your situation.