What is a French Nationality Certificate (CNF)?
The Certificat de nationalité française (CNF) is an official document, which allows one to prove his or her French citizenship.
It indicates by which virtue of the law the person is French, as well as the documents on which this virtue is based.
It may be requested mainly for the following reasons: when demanding the first digital national ID card or passport, applying for a job in the public sector, etc.
How to obtain the CNF?
You must send this form (in French) to a court clerk of your district court (tribunal d’instance).
Which district court should I address it to?
➢ if you were born in France but live abroad: to the district court of the place your were born,
➢ if you were born and live abroad: to the district court of the 1st arrondissement of Paris (Service de la nationalité des Français établis hors de France, 30 rue du château des rentiers, 75647 Paris Cedex 13).
For any further questions concerning French nationality, please contact the Consulate at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify : "Nationality" in the e-mail subject.