French Citizenship by Descent

EU Citizenship French Citizenship by Descent

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Contact VisaConnect's specialist Consultants, and our partner French Immigration Lawyers, in 2023, by phone or complete an online Form or visit us in our offices in Brisbane, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, UK and Lisbon, Portugal for advice and assistance with your French Citizenship by Descent application, and supporting documents of French Ancestry!

Benefits of French Nationality

The advantages and benefits of acquiring French Citizenship and a French Passport are:

  • Unlimited Travel in and out of France (Multiple Entry), with a Valid French Passport
  • Freedom of Movement across the EU/EFTA area (Visa-Free travel in the EU)
  • Visa-free access to 190 countries around the world, as per the Henley Passport Index, in 2023. The French Passport is currently ranked as the 2nd strongest Passport in the world.
  • France recognises Dual Nationality
  • Entitled to Live, Work and Vote in France on a Permanent basis, and can Live and Work in other EU Countries
  • Access to all Government offered State Social Support including: Pensions, Subsidies, Free or Preferential Health care
  • Cheaper Education Costs - as Non-EU Students must pay high Tuition fees
  • Allows you to work as a Public Servant and stand in Parliamentary, Senatorial or Presidential elections
  • Serve in the French Armed Forces

Eligibility for French Citizenship by Descent - Le droit du sang

To be eligible for French Citizenship by Descent or Attribution by Descent or 'Jus Sanguines', you must be:

1. Any Child with one or more French parents is a French Citizenship.

2. Parentage by Adoption only confers French Citizenship, if there is full adoption and the parentage was established when the child was a minor.

Apply for Certificate of French Nationality

To apply for a Certificate of French Nationality, contact VisaConnect's Consultants and our French Immigration lawyers for advice and assistance. Note that he Applicant must submit the following documents:

  • Your Passport
  • Proof of Residency, such as a recent household bill
  • Birth certificate copy that shows the parent-child connection to the French parent
  • Parent's or Grandparents' birth certificate
  • Documentation that proves your Parent or Parents are French citizens. For example, National Identity card, Passport, Consular Registration card, Certificate of Nationality, Military booklet, Voter card
  • Marriage certificate of your Parents, orif they are not married, a copy of the document recognizing and establishing parentage
  • Application is usually submitted in Person, unless the applicant cannot travel due to specific reasons

Office Address and Telephone - VisaConnect UK

Contact VisaConnect's Consultants at our London, UK office below:

VisaConnect Immigration Consultants UK
124 City Road

Telephone: (+44) 207 193 2327