MIL OSI Translation. Region: France and French Territories –
Source: Republic of France in French
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While some long-haul travelers would like to keep their passports as long as they have expired, a senator asked the Home Office whether it would not be possible to allow these people to legally retain their passports. expired copy of their passport.
In its response published on 27 December 2018, the Ministry of the Interior indicates that it is not possible to keep the passport whose renewal is requested (unless this passport contains one or more valid visas).
In fact, the department first states that the passport is an identity document that is the property of the state. In addition, the Ministry emphasizes that the obligation of restitution is justified for security reasons (fight against identity theft).
Therefore, on the question of the sentimental value of the passport, the Ministry recalls that it is always possible, before returning the passport to the authorities, to make photocopies of the pages containing visas.
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