I was born in Australia, previously had a French passport and French National identity card & lost them about 18 years ago when I moved house. (As most of my family live in France I would like to be able to spend as much time there as I want).
So I am applying for replacement ones. My issue is My Father (deceased) was French but born in Italy, Mother is Australian. On first approach the French Embassy here said I may have a few problems as Father born in Italy, I have to prove I am French
I have provided them with,
My French Birth certificate (parents registered my birth)
Certificate of inscription, in the Register of French citizens established outside France with my photo and number on it (expired 12 months ago)
What looks like an identity card with my Fathers photo, saying he is under the protection of the French consulate here (he passed away and card expired about 6 years ago)
An old French Passport of his, saying he is a French citizen. This passport is marked canceled and it mentions the number of the new one.
Problem I have is I cannot find much of his stuff including his last passport and National Identity Cardand he did not talk much about his past, other than growing up in France since a small child and serving in the French Army around 1948, I don't know why he was born in Italy his younger brothers and sisters were born in France.
Should this be enough, is there anything else I can do?