Background: a few years ago, but during my adulthood, my mother (born in the UK) successfully claimed French citizenship, which she had inherited from her father (French, born in France). I (born & living in UK) would like to similarly assert French nationality and acquire a certificate of French nationality, passport, etc.; and hopefully do the same for my wife and child. I am aware that the process will be fairly long and involved, requiring official translation of various documents and one or more appointments at the consulate in London.
I am quite daunted by the whole thing as the information I've found (on uk.ambafrance.org and various private websites) often seems incomplete or inconsistent. My French language skills aren't super strong, and the consulate is a fairly long & expensive journey for me.
I expect that working out the full, detailed, procedure that I'll need to take is beyond the scope of a Stack Exchange question, so:
- Are there (capable) individuals / companies who can provide this kind of assistance as a service?
- In particular working out the full sequence of steps I need to take so I can get it right first time, possibly also accompanying & interpreting at the consulate.
- Ideally someone less expensive than a fully qualified French solicitor practising in the UK!