The Directorate of Immigration of the French Ministry of the Interior is currently reflecting on the legal regime of proof of identity regarding third-country national who apply for a residence permit.
In the French legislation, third-country nationals applying for a residence permit have to provide the competent authorities with “data related to civil status”. The requested documents are different, depending on the type of residence permit. If the condition of a regular entry on the territory is required, the third-country national applying for a residence permit has to provide evidence of his/her regular entry on the territory (passport, visa). If this condition is not required (e.g. asylum seekers), this information can be provided with any other document (civil status certificate, personal documents or of private companies), with a preference for the passport although it cannot be required.
The Directorate of Immigration of the French Ministry of the Interior would like to gather information on proof of identity requirements when applying for a residence permit in your Member State.
In your Member State, which conditions regarding proof of identity must be fulfilled by third-country nationals applying for a residence permit?