Attestation form for moving out during the curfew (V2)

Update: From the 6th of April 2020, we are allowed to use a digitally generated attestation, which can be used along with the printed one. The mobile version can be generated from this link.


Starting from midday, the 17th of march 2020, you will need to have a self declaration form, while going out.

Downlaod the form, print and fill this up (filling up with pencil will not work) in case you are going out.

If you need help filling up the form, you may check example of a filled up form.

A simplified form was later proposed for people who are differently abled.

You have the following choices to choose from, when you are going out. They are (the translation is not word to word, it gives you a basic idea):

  1. If you are going out for a professional reason. In this case, a proof will be required attesting that you cannot do the work from home. To prove it, you will have to ask your employer to give you an attestation filling up this form: Justificatif de déplacement professionnel. Some professions are exempted from this, like Journalism.
  2. If you are going out to buy essential things (food, medicine, etc) or to buy things you need for your professional life.
  3. If you are going out to meet a health professional, which cannot be done remotely. 
  4. If you are going out for an important familial reason, to help someone vulnerable, or for taking care of a child.
  5. If you are going out to do a sport, around your place of residence, alone, or if you are going for a walk with your pet animal. You can go out for an hour per day, and not beyond a radius of 1km around your place of residence. You can go out either alone, or with whom you are living at the same residence.
  6. If going out for an administrative or legal appointment.
  7. If the administration has asked you to go somewhere to do something for the society.

Update: On the 24th of March, they have added a new bilingual attestation, which is less lisible because the font is smaller but gives both English and French versions at the same page, to make it easier for us.


Question: What happens if I go out without the attestation

If caught, you will pay 135 euros as fine for going out without the mandatory attestation. You can choose to pay the fine at a later date, within 30 days and in which case a heftier 300 euros. If you forget to pay on the date as decided or if you miss the 45 days time limit, the fine will become 375 euros.

If you are caught repeating the same (going out withut the required attestation form) within the next 15 days, you will be fined 1500 euros.

If within 30 days someone is caught without the attestation thrice, s.he will pay 3750 euros of fine and will spend 6 months in prison. You also risk of seeing your driving licence being suspended for upto 3 years, and may be asked to do a community service.

Question: What I can do if I do not have a printer

From the website of Service Public someone who does not have a printer, can write down the whole content in a white paper.

If you are lazy to write down the whole form in a paper, you can leave a note on your lift or near the exit of your building. French are highly supportive & helping as a society, and chances are very high that someone from your building will happily print you a few copies.

Question: Can I show this attestation on my smartphone ?

As of now, this is not possible. However, there are talks that this might be possible starting from Monday, the 6th of April. We will update this article accordingly.

Question: I have made 10 copies of the previous attestation form, will that work ?

No information on this yet. Technically it should work if you just add the time along with date when you sign. However, we do not have any confirmation on this yet.

Question: In case of handwritten form, can we write only one choice, the one relevant in the particular case?

No inforamtion on this neither. From what they wrote in their website (as seen in the image below) the answer to this is most probably a NO, as they want us to copy all elements from this form. 

However, we have testimonies from a at least two people who wrote down only the relavant point, along with other text, and they did not have an issue during a check.

Author : Sourav Choudhury

Sourav Choudhury is a social entrepreneur living in France since 2003 and working for the cause of Indian community of France, since 2007. He is founder of multiple projects: the largest social network of the Indian community of France, a French language school for english speaking expatriates, this website, and few other projects.