A residence permit is an official document that allows an individual to prove his identity and right to reside in France.

In order to take advantage of all the services offered by Lydia, users must, for legal reasons, prove their identity.

What is a valid residence permit?  

The period of validity of a residence permit in France depends on :

  • The age of the holder;
  • The date of issue;
  • The period of issue.

How the user can provide the residence permit in the application?

The user must have the residence permit to hand and follow the identity verification process.

To do so, the user must go to the "Personal information" menu by clicking on the icon at the top left of the main screen and then on "Verify my identity".

When filming their identity document, users must:

  • Make sure they are in a well-lit area;
  • Take the residence permit in hand;
  • Make the required movements.
The fingers must not conceal any essential information and the residence permit must be legible and in good condition.

It will be necessary to follow the process for both sides of the document (front and back).

The user can reshot a photo after each video if the information is not legible enough or if the document is truncated.

What to do if the user does not have a residence permit?

If users do not have a residence permit, they may :

Driving licences and social security cards are not accepted.

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