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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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What are countries where a French citizen can live long term without visa struggles?

I work remotely and thus I can live anywhere while doing my job. As a French citizen, what are countries where I can easily reside for 6 months or more, without needing a visa or where one can easily ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Can a driving license obtained abroad be transferred upon return?

If a French citizen is living temporarily in the USA (J1 visa) and obtains their first ever driving license there, can they transfer it after returning to France, or will they have to pass through a ...
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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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As a French PhD student in the US, what can I do to get the US citizenship as quickly as possible?

I (French citizen) started a PhD in computer science in the US one year and a half ago: what can I do to get the US citizenship as quickly as possible?
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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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Is renouncing one's US citizenship approx. equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (green card)?

Is renouncing one's US citizenship approximately equally administratively complex as renouncing one's US lawful permanent resident status (i.e., giving up one's green card)? If that matters (e.g., for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Surname change or citizenship application: what should I do first?

I am French and have been living in the UK for 12 years. I am married to a British citizen. I want to change my name, to have a double-barreled name with mine and his. I also just passed my Life in ...
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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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My father is a French citizen, but he was not on my birth certificate. Can I get a French passport?

I was born in the UK, my mother is British. My father is French and I did not have a lot of contact with him until I was in my 20s (I am now 40). He was not on my birth certificate and I was not '...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How many days of internship am I allowed to do with a F1 visa (foreign PhD student in the US)?

I (French citizen) am doing a PhD in computer science in the US: over the course of my PhD, how many days of internship am I allowed to do? I have a F1 visa. I plan to do several internships and would ...
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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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Non-EEA national (US citizen) wanting to marry EEA national in UK on a marriage visitor visa without intent to permanently settle in UK

My girlfriend (EEA national/French citizen who is working in the UK) and I (non-EEA national, US citizen) want to get married and live together while she is working in London. We don't intend to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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If someone was born to foreigners in France in 1958, lived there until 1962, and had a French birth certificate, would they be a French citizen?

Before the 1993 Méhaignerie Law, I'm not sure how this would work.
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Short stay in France while remote working for a US company (French citizen)

Currently living in the US, I would like to travel to France for a maximum of 6 months and continue working remotely (French citizen with US L1 VISA). How should I declare taxes? Should I declare ...
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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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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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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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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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Acquiring French citizenship

My father was a French citizen. I have his old passport and his livret de famille. He left France in the 50s, and I was born in 1970. He died 5 years ago. I’ve been told that I lost my claim for ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Eligibility for French Citizenship as the Child of a French Parent, Born Abroad. Father dead before birth

I am the son of a French father and a Mexican mother. My father died in an accident before I was born. I was born in Mexico, and I would like to know if I have the possibility to acquire French ...
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Can a French citizen request a long-stay visa and work permit when going to the USA?

A friend, a French citizen, wants to travel to the USA. Can she obtain a long-term visa and work permit in the USA?
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Recent French national travelling to India without surrendering Indian passport

I have recently acquired French citizenship and currently possess an Indian passport, which I am required to surrender. The necessary document for surrendering my Indian passport, the French ...
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