The French national identity card (French: carte nationale d’identité or CNI) is an official identity document consisting of an electronic ID-1 card bearing a photograph, name and address. While the identity card is non-compulsory, all persons must possess some form of valid government-issued identity documentation.
The cards may be used to verify identity and nationality and may also be used as a travel document within Europe (except Belarus, Russia and Ukraine) as well as French overseas territories, Anguilla, Egypt, Turkey, Georgia, Dominica (max 14 days), Montserrat, Saint Lucia and on organized tours to Tunisia instead of a French passport. The cards are widely used for other purposes — for example, when opening a bank account, or when making a payment by cheque. (wikipedia)
It generates a two line machine readable zone with 72 characters based on a random person's name, random birthday and sex.
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