This blog entry recounts my travails on acquiring the French Nationality as a Spouse of a French Citizen. The steps mentioned in this article are applicable to those living outside of France.
This is the “Dossier” that you will get, containing information of your acceptance to becoming a French Citizen… that’s “Marian” on the folder, the symbol of the French Republic, from the famous painting by Delacroix, which you will find in the Louvre… I really liked that painting first time I saw it, that’s why I remember this! 🙂
After only five months, my application for French Nationality was accepted! It was a surprisingly short period of processing time, considering that for most people, it usually takes one year, or six months at the very least.
Since I am ever so happy and pleased about this experience, I thought I’d share with you the journey, and the not-so-straightforward, step-by-step procedures, the timeline, and some of the cost of the requirements on how to acquire French Nationality.
Every time I find myself living through winter in France, I would always chance upon snow. The first couple of winters I had here, I had the unfortunate experience of having the worst winters that Toulouse had ever experienced in years. This January, according to the reports, Toulouse has seen the bleakest skies again after 45 years. My husband is starting to think I have a curse, or something.
The night of the super blue blood moon… it showed up for a while opposite of this frame… wasn’t able to get a good pic.
This winter has not really been that cold lately. But for the first time today, it snowed. While I am not a big fan of snow, I was able to appreciate it through the eyes of my daughter. She was doing a happy dance when I showed it to her this morning. After a while, she asked me if Santa Claus is coming to bring us presents because it was snowing. Kids are so cute.