1 - Prepare the file

2 - Apply

3 - After the application

4 - You need help?

1 - Prepare the file

  • Use the list of documents requested by the Ministry of the Interior for the declaration of French nationality by marriage.
  • All foreign language documents must be translated into French by a certified translator (see list for your region).

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2 - Apply

3 - After the application

Steps

  • If your file is complete, you will receive a receipt.
  • You and your spouse will have an appointment at the prefecture (or the consulate).
  • If you have not proved your level in the French language with a diploma or certificate, this interview will test your level in French.
  • The decision shall be made within a maximum period of one year.

Positive decision

  • If the decision is positive, your declaration is formally registered, and you become French beginning on the date of registration of your declaration.
  • The prefecture (or the consulate) gives you a copy of the declaration, along with proof of registration.

Negative decision

4 - You need help?