[INFOGRAPHIC] New in Keesing Documentchecker: France’s 2020 Residence Permit

The new 2020 French residence permit is in compliance with EU regulation 2017/1954 (a uniform format for residence permits for third-country nationals). The card depicts Europa and a bull at the back side. Europa (in Greek mythology) was the daughter either of Phoenix or of Agenor, King of Phoenicia. Her beauty inspired the love of Zeus, who approached her in the form of a white bull and carried her away from Phoenicia to Crete.

The card itself features multiple-colour UV at both sides and is personalised by laser engraving. The document contains, among others, microtext, an Optically Variable Ink (OVI) at the front and a Multiple Laser Image (MLI) at the back of the card. It also has a transparent border with redundant data on its right and left sides. The chip on the back contains a Custom Module Image Plus (CMI+) and the card also features a Custom Antenna Image (CAI) that is visible with transmitted light.

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