Your carte vitale contains all the information necessary to prove your entitlement to the French health service.

It should be updated at least once a year, particularly after change in circumstances (marriage, change of address, bank…)

Simply ask for a ‘mise à jour’ next time you visit your local pharmacy, or slot it into a ‘borne’ found in some hospitals or your local CPAM (Caisse Primaire d’Assurance Maladie.)… et Robert est ton oncle!


  1. If you are not able to walk into a Pharmacy in France – simply Log On to the EMELI/CPAM Website and renew your Carte Vitale On Line

  2. Hello,
    Simply walk into any Pharmacy in France – present your Carte Vitale and request ‘Renouvellement’ – it takes less than 30 seconds.

  3. Our cartes vitales expired while we were stuck in the US during the EU border shutdown. We are now back in France after two years. Can we still renew our cartes, or will we have to start over again (reapply)?

  4. Hello can anyone please tell me How to update carte vitale?

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