To see Paris - and ... stay forever. The charm and grace of Provence, the vintage chateau aesthetics and the elegance of cozy towns with their winding streets, down which many great personalities used to tread: famous masters of the quill, formidable kings, brave knights, brilliant artists, renown inventors and fashion designers.
France's cultural diversity attracts millions of tourists from all over the world: its rich history and gourmet cuisine, azure beaches, famous art monuments and an unrivaled heritage. And we'll help you to become more than just a guest walking down the Champs-Elysees.
French citizenship can be obtained on various grounds, most typical for all European laws:
1) By birth, that is, by the right of the soil. But not in every case the citizenship is granted automatically. If a child was born to a tourists’ couple, for example, then he is not eligible to apply for French citizenship. If the child was born to residents who are foreigners, then he will have the right to apply for citizenship when becoming of age (just an expression of his will is going to be enough).
2) By origin (blood right) – citizenship is being granted to a person if one of his parents is a French citizen. The infant’s place of birth does not have an influence on the subject.
3) Through marriage: the spouse of a French citizen can apply for citizenship after their living together for 4 years in the state or 5 years outside of it. In France they strictly enforce that fictitious marriages for the purpose of obtaining citizenship are not contracted.
4) By way of naturalization. Naturalization is an exceptional process that, step by step, helps a citizen of another country to turn into a Frenchman: you study the language, discover traditions, learn the duties of local residents, live in France for at least 5 years, and then legally become a citizen of this country. The contributing factors to help a future resident along are: working for a local employer, studying at a university in France or doing a military service. All of the above can reduce the minimum required period of residence.
A French passport is a significant document, allowing its holder not only to live, work, study and even manage a business in any of the EU countries, but also to travel visa-free to many parts of the world, including the USA and Canada, almost all Latin American and many Asian countries. For the rest of the Planet visas can be obtained in a simplified manner. It should be noted that you must be a decent, law-abiding citizen, fluently speaking French. True Parisians are ambitious, patriotic, punctual, gallant and superstitious. They know how to surround themselves with beauty and comfort, they enjoy pleasant life, good food, consider their language a national treasure and are absolutely sure that it should be the one used for international communication.