Known for its exquisite cuisine, modern art scene, rich history and beautiful countrysides, France is certainly the most visited country in the world for a reason.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can reclaim your French citizenship through your family lineage.
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If you have a direct line ancestor who has or had French citizenship, it may be possible to claim your French nationality. Due to French law, if you qualify to reclaim nationality you will most likely need to be represented by a lawyer. All the same, it can still be possible to obtain a French passport. You would be able to live, work, and study in any of the 28 countries throughout the European Union with no restrictions.
It is a legal obligation for a French citizen to inform the French authorities of the birth of a French citizen. This legal requirement has been in place generations. Therefore, it will be necessary to argue the case at a court in Paris to obtain French citizenship through descent. Below is more information.
To meet the requirements to argue for French citizenship, you must:
Have a direct line ancestor who had French citizenship
The Ancestor was not deprived of his or her French citizenship
The Ancestor did not renounce his or her French citizenship
The case is most arguable for a parent or grandparent who had/has French nationality