It IS enough.Update to my French passport application. This was refused because they need the CNF. Being registered at the Consulate at birth where my mothers nationality was listed as French, being born to a French parent in the UK, having a French BC filed in Nantes is not enough, it does not automatically give me French nationality sadly. They quote article 5/decree 2005-1726 under the section for passports. The Consulate had previously told me I can apply for a passport.
It is a bit of a chicken and an egg situation. I tried that because I thought that should be the 1st thing to do, got marriage/divorce docs officially translated to French by an approved translator, sent it off + other docs (proof of ID & address etc) to the Consulate in London, all sent back with a note saying they cannot update the civil register without a copy of a French passport or ID card or the CNF. So then I thought I would apply for a passport, esp as the Consulate already told me I can directly apply and they said it can be in my maiden name as long as I can provide the paper trail for proof of ID & address in current name. So yes I have been spinning my wheels for a while. I thought if I had the passport at least in my maiden name, then I can again ask for the civil register to be updated.If you have married and/or have children, you should have had that registered with Nantes. Perhaps that is your starting point
According to what I have heard, the London consulate was great and very responsive before Brexit reared its ugly head and provoked a flood of applications.It IS enough.
It was for me, although I did mine years ago.
My brother and sister, however, were in the same boat as you. The London consulate (a bunch of ***...) are a pain. They refuse all the time.
My bruv and sis got a French lawyer to write them a letter which they took to the consulate and (magically) they got their passports immediately!
That could well be the case. That said, there's no need to deny nearly everyone who applies, as seems what is happening.According to what I have heard, the London consulate was great and very responsive before Brexit reared its ugly head and provoked a flood of applications.
We have no idea how many applications are being refused especially since on forums such as this and social media you generally only hear from people who have encountered problems.That could well be the case. That said, there's no need to deny nearly everyone who applies, as seems what is happening.
My last dealings with the London consulate was in 1974! Since then, Amsterdam and now Brussels.