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Nationality

- 1. How to obtain a French citizenship through marriage?

- 2. How to reintegrate the French nationality?

- 3. How to obtain a certificate of French nationality?

- 4. Further questions

1. For information on how to obtain the French nationality through marriage, please refer to the “Nationalité” section in French, under “Formalités administratives”
2. For information on how to restore French nationality, please refer to the “Nationalité” section in French, under “Formalités administratives”
3. How to obtain a certificate of French nationality?

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).

Click here for more information concerning the CNF (in French)

4. Further questions

For any further questions concerning French nationality, please contact Ms Anne-Lise Lacquehay at: anne-lise.lacquehay@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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