Minneapolis, MN asked in Immigration Law and Adoption for Minnesota

Q: French citizenship through (french) stepfather?

My stepfather (legally) married my mother a few years ago while I was a teenager. He is from France, and he lives in the US as a permanent resident but is still a French citizen.

I read that under French law, plenary adoption can occur until age 20, and citizenship is automatically granted to the adopted children of French citizens. I am currently 18. Is this true? Where should I start to initiate this process? Thanks

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: Call the French embassy in Washington DC or Minneapolis Minnesota if there is one in Minneapolis, and start the process there. The staff employees at the consulate can tell you in about five minutes whether or not you qualify for French citizenship. I wish you the best of luck

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