Questions tagged [french-citizens]

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Recognizing French nationality through my mother

Thank you ahead of time for reading this and helping me understand if I can claim French nationality for me and potentially my children through my mother's nationality. I've read a number of the ...
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UK Deed Poll vs French Authorities

I am a dual-national (British and French) living in the UK. I have recently changed my last name by Deed Poll, and hoped to renew my recently expired British Passport with my new name, but found out ...
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Mother lost French citizenship due to US naturalization, then regained it due to change in law. Was I born French?

My mother was born a French citizen in Algeria in 1952. She emigrated to the U.S. And was naturalized in 1970 or so. French law only permitted men to hold dual citizenship until 1973, at which point ...
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Young man in Europe, never paid US taxes. Does this making renouncing citizenship easier?

I'm a young (20 years old) American (with French dual citizenship) living in Europe currently considering renouncing my US citizenship. However, I'm quite intimidated by the amount of paperwork, ...
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Regarding French nationality

My grandfather worked as a policeman in Pondicherry, India, during the French rule. Recently I found a document in his cupboard. It's titled as Application to register to French consulate and he ...
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How should I plan my vacation and work to the USA as a French?

Currently working as a Software Developer in France (I'm French), I plan to visit the USA as a tourist first. But then, I'd like to work there, to improve my English skill and diversify my working ...
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Inheritance for a French citizen with a G4 visa married to a US citizen

I am a French citizen on a G4 visa living in the US and married to a US citizen with no children. I want to ensure that in case I was to pass away my spouse would inherit everything from me. Should I ...
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Renew J2 visa without J1

I am a French citizen living in USA, my wife has J-1 visa, me and my daughter are J-2 dependent. All of Our visas expire in January. Me and my daughter we need to go back to France in February, but ...
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French freelancer moving to Australia

I currently work as a freelancer in France, and I plan to move to Australia. I intend to continue to work for my clients (who are based in Europe), but only for a few months as I will ultimately look ...
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French citizenship through UK-born father whose birth was registered as French outside France

My father was born in the UK to a French mother (born in France), with his birth registered at the consulate as a French born outside of France. He has a French passport & CNIS. He has always been ...
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Can I have both married and maiden names on my French ID card?

During my interview at my regional prefecture for application for French nationality (dual in fact because I hold a British passport in my married name) the interviewer noticed that I had omitted to ...
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French 10-year carte de séjour holder out of France for 4 years

My husband is a 10-year carte de séjour holder and he visited Canada, met me and we decided to get married. He applied for permanent resident status here, which took rather long and he ended up ...
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Getting a French passport - born abroad to a French mother

I was wondering if any of you have any experience with this: I am looking at getting a French passport. My mother is French and I was born in the UK. My birth was registered at the French Consulate ...
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Why is a French bank asking me to fill out a W-9 form?

I'm a dual citizen, US and French. I'm working for a French company in France, and paying French taxes. Why is my French bank requesting me to fill out W-9 form?
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Do my children have French nationality?

I am French and have been living in the UK for a long time with my British husband. We have adopted twin boys (full adoption) 20 years ago when they were 7 months old (now 21). Do they ...
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France: police and expatriates

Neighbors called the police because I was a bit noisy, they talked to me and made a photo of my ID. Who will have access to the info that police intervened and will it influence the decision on ...
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Can I get French citizenship if my grandfather had a French passport?

My grandfather went to Russia in 1934 to study in Moscow. He had an Indian passport (under British rule) and travelled there from Kenya via Germany and France. On his return, he went through France, ...
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French citizenship through an uncle

My father's uncle was born in Damascus and served in the French army, dying for France in 1915 at Souchez, France. Does this help me in any way with the acquisition of French citizenship?
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Do I need an Apostille for American documents in France? [duplicate]

I am French, born and residing in the United States. I am preparing my request for a certificat de nationalité française (CNF) / Certificate of French Nationality. Does anyone know if I absolutely ...
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Requirements for the request for a Certificate of French Nationality from the US

Will a request for a CNF (certificate of French Nationality) require that American certificates be notarized by an apostille and/or a French translation?
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French Citizenship through Grandma [closed]

I have a question I've been searching to find the answer to. My grandma fled France due to WW2 with her mom. She was from Strasbourg, but never gained citizenship in the US. I was born in the US and ...
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Loss of French Nationality by desuetude (50 year rule) [closed]

My father was born in France to a French mother and was later adopted by Americans and was raised in America. He never returned to France. He died young, before reaching the age of 50. I am 33 years ...
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What official documents would have been produced for a child born in France in 1958? [duplicate]

My father is deceased. He was born in Orleans, France in 1958 to a French woman, was adopted as a baby and taken to Germany. I would like to find documents to confirm his identity, as his name was ...
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How to request official documents from France of deceased parent?

My father was born in 1958 and adopted. He traveled from France as a baby and moved to Germany. He is deceased. What pieces of identification or official french documents (besides the acte de ...
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French Citizenship and article 30-3 of the Civil Code

My father was born to a French woman but adopted shortly after birth by Americans. My father died young, before the expiration of the 50 year restriction mentioned in 30-3 of the civil code. I am only ...
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Where should I pay income taxes (Living abroad, working for a French company)

I am French citizen working for a French company, I work remotely from Morocco where I have been living for five years. I used to work for a Moroccan company, therefore taxes where taken from my ...
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Legitimative adoption and French nationality [closed]

My father was born to a French woman in Orleans, France, but was abandoned and adopted by an American soldier and his wife. The acte de naissance of 1958 says that he "will cease to belong to his ...
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Registering French nationality - name change and where to get help

My mother was born in France and both of her parents are French. She moved to the UK and married my (British) father. When she did this, she changed her surname to his. My parents were married when I ...
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Could we face problems when coming back to the UK after Brexit?

I'm an EEA national (French) living in the UK since 2008 and exercising treaty rights. On that basis my non-EEA wife has a "Resident card of a family member of an EEA national" (expires 2019). ...
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Dutch and French national got married in Sweden and are resident in the UK. Are they legally married in the UK for practical purposes?

I am a Dutch citizen and got married to a French citizen while we were both resident in Sweden in 2012. Presently we are living in England, United Kingdom. How do we inform the relevant authorities ...
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Will I keep the French nationality after divorce?

I was married with a French person for 7 years, and applied for French citizenship on the sixth year of our marriage - long after obtaining the legal right for application. However, we got divorced ...
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Obtaining French Citizenship through a married grandfather

My grandmother married her second husband many years before I was born and he is from Martinique, which means he has French citizenship. To make it clear, my father is the child of my grandmother's ...
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French girlfriend to an Australian moving to france

Hi there my girlfriend is from France and I'm an Australian guy and was wondering if anybody had applied for a spouse visa to live in France or something similar and what the process is?
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Attaining nationality from expat mother

I am a 20 year old UK citizen (where I have lived all my life) and my mother had a French passport when she was a child but not since. Is it possible for me to apply for French citizenship on blood ...
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French citizen living abroad, how to get my French passport?

I was born in France of French parents who moved to the US and became US citizens. I lived in France until the age of 10. I now live in the US but would like to hold a French passport as well. I do ...
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Renewing J-1 and J-2 visas

I'm a French citizen living in the USA, with my wife and our two children (who are French as well). I have a J1 Visa (Research Scholar) expiring the 30th of September 2016. My employer offered to ...
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My deceased father was a French citizen, I was born in the U.S. Can I become a French citizen?

My father immigrated to France from Poland in 1973 with his family when he was 13 and became a French citizen. He them came to the U.S. in 1978 and became a U.S. citizen in the late 90's. He was a ...
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Spouse have French and Swedish nationality which residence permit non EU should apply?

I am non EU, we did marriage in Sri Lanka. My wife having Swedish passport now working in France, so I applied my long stay Visa application as a spouse of European National, to live in France, they ...
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French EU Passport, but not yet a citizen of France

I have a French passport and I just moved to France. What is the process of being a citizen/what papers and documents to I need to possess to be able to work and go to school and live? I know I need ...
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Renewing French ID if living in another EU country

I'm a French national living in another EU country (United Kingdom). My French ID will expire this year. Will I be able to renew it either from abroad, or in person in my old town in France? Or do I ...
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Will I forfeit my French citizenship when taking on US citizenship?

I am a French citizen living in the US for many years with a green card. I am looking to obtain my US citizenship. Will I loose my French citizenship or can I keep dual nationalities?
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CONTRACT RESPECTING FINANCIAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY - Quebec province

Document checklist for quebec asks for below contract form, which is not avaialable In this link, we have a page for financial contract for Quebec immigration(as skilled worker) where the form is ...
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Quebec skilled worker program 2015

I had been through the newsletter about QSWP program that is yet to launch in month of April, 2015. As per the selection factors given here, below is my score chart as single applicant, Education: ...
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Visa uk and France

My father was a resident of France in 1984. He has since passed away. My uncle told me that it was possible that my father acquired French citizenship as both he and my father resided there for a long ...
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Do Canada and France allow their citizens to have 2 other citizenships?

For an individual being a citizen of both France and Canada, is it possible to obtain a third citizenship ? Let's assume this third country allows 3 or more citizenships, I am not interested in ...
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How pensions work for a French person working in Japan

After working for 4 years in France, I have been working for 6 years already in Japan (both as a full-time employee). How do pensions work in that case? Do years in France and years in Japan get ...
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Can I have French citizenship?

Unlike others, my story have a bit different. My father is a French before I was born. However, due to the difficulty of Vietnamese government, he could not admit me as his son. Now, VN accepted dual ...
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Moving into Switzerland in a shared house before finding a job

I am a French citizen, and I plan to move into Switzerland in order to get a job as a software engineer. I already started looking for opportunities; no contract is secured yet. The situation is a ...
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How do French rules about social security apply to digital nomads?

I am a French citizen and I'm negotiating with my company to work as a digital nomad for the next years. This means that I would move from country to country every 3 months to 1 year. My company has ...