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  1. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hello, I am French by Naturalization living in the US for the past 25 years. I was able to get my kids who were born in the US the French citizenship and added my kids and my wife (who is American born and raised in the US)to my Livret de famille. I am trying to get my wife the French...
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    France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, A few people of my generation in my family are trying to get their French nationality certificates. My cousins submitted their applications 18 months ago, but have just been rejected. I was wondering if you had any suggestions as to what we can do, and if it is even worth...
  3. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I know the title might not make complete sense, but basically I have posted a couple times about my interest in gaining French citizenship (possibly through my Huguenot descent but that’s another story); I am going to France in a few days and will be there for around a week, I was wondering if...
  4. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I am 18 years old, a US citizen, and have yet to go through college (just started!) or gain significant work experience yet. I want to gain French citizenship because I am proud of my French heritage and the country of France, & it has been a dream of mine to live and work there someday...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Once someone has gained a “Déclaration de Nationalité Française”, does it change the successful receiver’s status regarding any kind of citizenship status? I am wondering if it is considered equivalent of gaining citizenship of France, or if it is different? Thanks.
  6. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    My maternal grandfather as well as paternal grandmother were both French Nationals as young adults unbeknownst to them, as they qualified under the Huguenot’s right of return/nationality mandate that was written in the French Constitution before my grandparents’ birth and until 1945. The...
  7. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello all! I am an Indian National who pursued my PhD from University of Montpellier, France from July 2012 to July 2016. I obtained my PhD degree in July 2016. I then took a break for a period of 10 months during which time I left France and I worked as an unpaid staff volunteer in Dubai for...
  8. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Bonjour everyone. I have a question regarding French citizenship. As I understand it, if you are married to a French national, you must wait years before applying for citizenship. However, if you choose to be naturalized, you must live continuously in France for 5 years. My question is this...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I recently divorced my French husband, and because of the financial crisis that created, I moved back to the US for a couple of years to rebuild my business/income in such a way that I can work remotely from anywhere. Then I plan to return to France. I have my 10 year residency carte (which I...
  10. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, It's been a while since I posted. So, now it is time for me to apply for French citizenship and I have several questions. First question: Where can I get a clearance meaning I need extrait casier judiciaire. Is going through FBI the only way doing it and how can I get my finger prints...
  11. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, I am a french citizen going to move to UK and settle there with a job. I have a concern that may I apply to benefits of UK like Jobseeker allowance,housing benefit,council tax benefit, etc....or do I have to be a mandatory UK citizen... Please clarify my doubt!
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I've been reading up on the C&T visa and as a designer who will be using French vendors and manufacturers for my business, I believe I have a good chance of getting this approved. I also inquired about being self-employed and which visa I should apply for, and the Chicago consulate said the...
  13. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi All, I have a complicated question I'm hoping someone can answer! I have been in France for almost 4 years and by the time I renew my Carte de Sejour in November, it will have been 4 years since I applied for my first one. I also went to university here for 2 years and graduated last year...
  14. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi everyone, Well, life is crazy. I'm 24 years old very happy Student and part time IT support here in CA, USA until I got a problem with the emigration that I have to move out US. I'm Syrian originally, I learned English well enough to manage school and work ( I think I don't have problem...
  15. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hi everyone, :) my name is Benjamin. I'm 19 years old and I am in Marketing and Communication School of ISEG in Lyon on my first year of studies. I am in a great need to improve my english skills, and in my opinion the best way to reach this objective is to travelled to US for several months...
  16. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I am sure this is a very basic question, but Hubby and myself want to move permanently to France. We would love to live in a smaller village in the South. I am not sure how the job market is, but would be willing to do about anything. We would sell up what we have here and therefore have some...
  17. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    I think I may have posted my question in the wrong forum but I cannot link to it as I am a new member, so I will have to copy and paste my question here (apologies, I know it's frowned upon) Hi All, First post here and it is fairly long, so apologies in advance. I am 28 and trying to...
  18. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi All, First post here and it is fairly long, so apologies in advance. I am 28 and trying to establish whether I am eligible to hold a French passport; my circumstances are a little convoluted: I am technically of dual nationality -- my mother is French and my father English. I was born in...
  19. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hi, Could anyone please offer me some advice. I have completed all my documentation claiming my right to French Citizenship (my father is French and he registered his marriage to my mother but not our births at the French Embassy in JHB) including all certificates etc. I live in Ireland and...
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