Renewal of French Carte Nationale d'Identité (CID) by French nationals resident in the Channel Islands
October 20th 2017
A notice published by Mme Leroy of the Jersey Honorary
Consulate in the Jersey Evening Post of 19th October, 2017,
confirmed that French nationals seeking to renew their CIDs can no
longer file their renewals via the Jersey Honoray Consiulate, but
need to address themselves directly to the London Consulat
That will require a trip to London as the CID requires biometric
analysis, and the London Consulat Général has the equipment rquired
There is a simpler option now available for French nationals
resident in the Channel Islands.
The Mairie de Saint Malo has the biometric equipment required,
and has been issuing passports renewals to French nationals
resident in Jersey. I renewed my passport there this year.
The very helpful lady on the desk confirmed with her superior
and then to me that the Mairie would have been in a positon to
renew my CID had I requested it, and there is apparently no reason
why French nationals in Jersey should not make the on-line
applicaton process naming the Mairie as the collection point and
have the practical matter of its issuance dealt with at Saint Malo,
which may be more convenient, and less time consuming, ferries
There is no reason why the situation should change post Brexit,
as it is purely a French internal matter.