Coronavirus: Digital confinement forms available online

by Steve Martindale

UPDATED 06/04/2020:

As promised last week, the government has unveiled its new digital solution for the compulsory confinement forms. Although initially announced as a smartpone app, the forms are actually generated as PDF documents through the Interior Ministry website – www.interieur.gouv.fr. To generate your digital certificates, visit the website via your smartphone, tablet or computer, click on the link for “attestation de déplacement” and fill in the online questionnaire. The information required is your surname, first name, date of birth, place of birth and address, as well as the reason for your journey. This remains exactly the same as on the current paper attestation.

After filling in the information online, a PDF file is generated with a QR Code containing all the data from the form, as well as the date and time of generation of the document. There is no need for a physical signature. This PDF file must be presented during any control via your smartphone or tablet, allowing officers to scan the QR code to retrieve the relevant information.

This service is accessible on any type of mobile device or computer through a browser and according to the government website, no information about you or your journey will be stored.

03/04/2020:

The government has announced that it will be releasing a smartphone app that will allow the public to download a digital travel waiver (‘attestation de déplacement’). There are currently strict rules in place restricting when and why you can leave your home (see the front page of this month’s edition), which have until now required everyone to carry a printed, signed confinement form on every journey.

From Monday 6th April, however, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner has revealed that a new smartphone app will generate a QR code that police officers can scan if you are stopped. The code will contain information on the reason for your journey as well as the date and time that the permission code was created, allowing law enforcement to sanction people who filled out an application just prior to being stopped. The digital form will operate alongside the current paper system, which will remain perfectly valid.

Although this digital solution will come as a relief to those that do not have access to a home printer, you will need a smartphone or tablet to download the application. When the download link is made available, we will add it to this article.

In the meantime, click on the links below to download and print the relevant paper form:

  • Attestation de déplacement obligatoire (EN)click here
  • Attestation de déplacement obligatoire (FR)click here
  • Attestation de déplacement professionnel (EN)click here
  • Attestation de déplacement professionnel (FR)click here

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