Formalising the French citizenship of your children born in the UK

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French nationality

Last updated: September 2023

The criteria

Children born in the UK to at least one french parent are automatically french (without losing the rights to their other nationalities, such as British citizenship). It is however advisable to formalise their situation by having their birth transcribed to the French register / registering their birth with the consulate. This will also make it easier for them to apply for french ID documents such as a passport, and potentially to return to mainland France, for exemple to study.

The application

As of September 2023, the list of documents required to register your child with the french consulate in London includes the following (note the list varies depending on whether the child's parents were married or unmarried at their birth, and whether they are over 18 at the time of the application):

Send your completed application to the consulate (Consulat Général de France - Service de l’état civil, P.O. Box 520 - 21 Cromwell Road, SW7 2EN LONDON).

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