PARAFE*, the automated immigration gates

PARAFE is a self service automated function using biometric technology to help you cross borders faster and independently. This service is valid for Europeans citizens holding a biometric passport.
Paris Aéroport together with the Ministry of Home Affairs have deployed within Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports a new generation of gates which includes facial authentication technology.

The 2 different options for this service : 
- Facial authentication (passport, boarding pass and face)
- Fingerprint authentication (passport, boarding pass and fingerprint)

* In French : Passage Automatisé Rapide Des Frontières Extérieures.



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 Paris-CDG
21 gates with
facial authentication 
           

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Eligible countries

    Ministry of Home Affairs

Ministry of Home Affairs

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Border Police

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 Paris-Orly
15 gates with
facial authentication
   

Automated clearance

Facial authentication : a faster way to clear immigration (10 to15 sec)
21 gates at Paris-CDG and 15 gates at Paris-Orly

Eligibility :
Be over 18 years old, hold a biometric passport, be a national of one of the 28 countries of the EU, plus Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.


PARAFE



How it works

1  Proceed to the automated gate (green colour).
2  Scan your passport.
3  When your passport is read, the doors opens.
4  Enter the gate and step on the marks on the floor.
5  Stare at the camera.
6  When the green arrow shows on the screen, the second door will open.


Fingerprint authentication (30 seconds), 42 gates at Paris-CDG

Eligibility
Holders of a biometric passport (French, Belgian, German, Luxembourgian) do not need to enrol beforehand.

For electronic passports, the enrolment is necessary an can be done directly at Paris-CDG airport. 


Fingerprint authentication

How it works

 Proceed to the gate
2  Follow the instructions displayed on the screen
3  Enter
4  Place your thumb firmly on the scanner




How to recognize a biometric passport

All passports issued since June 29, 2009 are biometric.



 

Biometric passport  
The word "passport" is underlined, a secure symbol (circle inside a rectangle) shows under the word passport.

Your picture is printed twice on the main page.


Issued since October 31st, 2008.



 

Electronic passport
The word "passport" is not underlined, a secure symbol (circle inside a rectangle) shows under the word passport.

Your picture is printed twice on the main page.


Last issuance : June 2009



Enrolment locations

Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Terminal 2E : near exit 10 Departure level
(open monday to friday 6.30am to 12.30pm 
1.30pm to 3.15pm)


Paris-Orly

The enrolment location is now closed.

Location of PARAFE gates

Paris-Charles de Gaulle

Terminals 2E, 2F, 2G 
Terminals 2A, 2C, 2D
Terminal 1 
Terminal 3

Paris-Orly

Terminal Sud 
Terminal Ouest

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