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Q: The number of digets in the unique identification number of French citizens? ( Answered ,   0 Comments )
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 Subject: The number of digets in the unique identification number of French citizens? Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference Asked by: zoeleamae-ga List Price: \$2.00 Posted: 15 Sep 2005 10:45 PDT Expires: 15 Oct 2005 10:45 PDT Question ID: 568395
 ```The French citizens have a unique identification number and I wonder how many digets does it have?```
 ```Hello zoeleamae, The identification number for French citizens has a total of 15 digits (13 digits plus a 2-digit key). "Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques" Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institut_national_de_la_statistique_et_des_%C3%A9tudes_%C3%A9conomiques If you read French, you can also consult these pages: "Code INSEE" Wikipedia http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_INSEE "Le NIR : numéro d'inscription au RNIPP," by Jean-Paul Colliez [see box on "La composition du NIR" INSEE http://www.insee.fr/fr/insee_regions/reunion/rfc/docs/107nir.pdf - justaskscott Search strategy -- Searched on Google for these terms in various combinations: france "national id" digits "social security" "social security number" insee nir chiffres``` Request for Answer Clarification by zoeleamae-ga on 20 Sep 2005 09:33 PDT ```The answer of 15 digits , 13 plus a 2 digit key. Is the key at the end of the 13 digits or at the beginning? Are all the digits numbers like in the USA social secuity number or are some of the digits alphbet letters? Thank you for your assistance.``` Clarification of Answer by justaskscott-ga on 20 Sep 2005 10:50 PDT ```As indicated in the English-language article and confirmed in the French-language articles, the key is at the end. The digits are all numbers for most citizens; however, for persons born in Corsica, digit 7 is the letter A or B.```