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Acquiring French Nationality w/o Getting Married

Posted by steveinbiot - Created: 14 years ago
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I’m a citizen of a non-EU country, have lived here for almost 5 years, and have a 10-year Carte de Séjour. I know that (theoretically) after five years, I can apply for French Nationality. I have searched the Internet for information, but have found relatively little (and they all say the same thing). I know what the general requirements are, and that I can go to the prefecture and fill out the forms, etc.

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I speak fluent French, have a permanent job, own my house, etc, but am not married to or pacsé with a French person.


I’m wondering if anyone else is/has been in this situation and has any info/insight into this process.


Thanks in advance,


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Posted by Aroncb - 14 years ago

Consumation doesn't bear thinking about.

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Posted by jjoepage - 14 years ago

Or, perhaps this would work out as a clever alternative for you:

Try this...

Its all good

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Posted by mike-179830 - 14 years ago

You don't need to be married to (or pacsé with) a French person if you've hit the five years' residency mark. That's simply one of the ways you can get naturalised without having to wait five years.

The full story (in French) can be found here, on a French government site:

http://vosdroits.service-public.fr/ARBO/080707-NXETR137.html **************