In the beginning we didn’t have one. Every checkpoint was asking “FISH”. 🙂 We can’t speak French, just a few words. Therefore when they said the name sound was for us “Fish”. It was a little weird to somebody saying something like that. After a while we figure out that it is a French word “Fiche”
If you are on a motorcycle like us you don’t want to wait 15 minutes under the sun with all motorcycle gears. Almost every city center enter has three checkpoints, each 5-10 kilometers when you enter and when you exit.
Fiche paper is just your info to give them and save a lot of time. You can make it in your home and than get fifty copies with you. 🙂
We made it on the road. With handwrite and then made copies. What the paper need to write about you and your vehicle:
Your name and surname
Birth date and country
Your passport issue date and place
Passport expire date
Your home country address
Your mother and father name
Date of entree (country)
Place of entrée (country)
Motif for travel
That’s it…. But please don’t forget it; I am writing English to explain but document has to be in French!
We don’t know when you travel by bus any checkpoint ask about the Fiche documents. If you are backpacker we can recommend that have some copies of document like that or have copy of your passport.
Enjoy your trip in North West Africa…. If you have any question you are free to ask.