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Old May 10th, 2019, 01:15 PM
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Ask them if you prefer to defy the rule.

But jeez, there is a photo machine in every single metro, RER and train station as well as quite a few other places. Why can't you show your passport instead of having a photo on your drivers licence or Navigo pass?
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Old May 10th, 2019, 02:42 PM
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What rule am I defying??

BTW, we tried to use the photo machine at a metro about 2 years ago and obtained about 6 pictures - all about 3" X 5". Too big for the Navigo. We pealed the pictures off our expired Navigo & attached them to the new Navigo.

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Old May 10th, 2019, 03:59 PM
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My recipe for various sized pictures for various travel purposes: At least one pharmacy chain will print pictures from a digital upload. I have digital head shot photos of myself and my wife on my computer. I go to the on line print photo page, choose a format that has space for 8-9 photos on an sheet, load my face and my wife's onto multiple spaces, adjust the individual picture sizes up and down, and they print me a sheet of head shots of various sizes for a buck. Cut apart and take on trip.
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Old May 10th, 2019, 06:16 PM
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Stu, the same thing happened to us last fall when we tried to renew our Navigo. I didn't even try for a new photo, just used the old one.
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Old May 10th, 2019, 08:51 PM
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They don't care how much you trim off those photos as long as they can see eyes, a nose and a mouth.
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Old May 11th, 2019, 03:57 AM
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Anyone can buy these cards. The picture requirements sound severe, but in reality as kerouac says, if they can sort of see your face, they're OK. You can get them done at any supermarket.
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Old May 12th, 2019, 01:01 AM
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Uh oh! I had forgotten Navigo Cards expire at 10 years. Lord knows how old mine is. I guess I need to dig it out and see if it has an expiration date on it before July.
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Old May 12th, 2019, 02:13 AM
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I think the expiration dates of Navigo cards are approximate. It's just that the chip wears out after awhile.
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Old May 13th, 2019, 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by kerouac View Post
I think the expiration dates of Navigo cards are approximate. It's just that the chip wears out after awhile.
Ah, so the chips are like my knees, wearing out over time!
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