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Address2, Marine Street
605001 Pondicherry
Phonelocal: (0413) 223.1000
international: +91.413.223.1000
Faxlocal: (0413) 223.1001
international: +91.413.223.1001
Web sitehttp://ambafrance-in.org/-Pondichery,1501-

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C.Kichenamourty, fr. advocate/translator
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:06 EDT
you were born in 1955 in Pondicherry under french regime. You were a minor aged below 18 years on 16,08.1962, date of dejure cession of fr. India into Indian Union.
You have to prove that your father was born in French India and submitted his declaration of option to conserve french nationality by including also your name in the CGF at Pondicherry, within the period of 6 months from 16.08.1962. If your father did so, he and yourself have conserved the french nationality. Otherwise your father became Indian and you followed his condition,
The petition for cert. of fr. nationality can be sent to the Greffier i/c of fr. nationality of the french persons born and settled out of France, He is an officer. If he finds that you have fulfilled the conditions and filed all the necessary etat civl docts, he will issue the certificaste of french nationality, Otherwise he will reject the petition, Thereafter if his decision is erroneous, you can make appeal to the Law minister or even file a suit before the french courtTGI at Paris for a declaration that you are of french nationality, For this you have to engage a french advocate practising before the said court.
At prsent it is very difficult to get french. nationality certificate, The Greffier, to examine a petition for CNF may take about 2 years time. If you don't enclose all the relevant etat civil docts he will reject your petition as not proved. Yours sincerely,
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 02:07 EDT
French Nationality.
Dear Sir,
I was born on 07/05/1955 in Sellipet Village, Pondicherry but my birth was not registered. My father and fore fathers were also native of the same place. My fathers was born in sept 1907 but his Birth certificate records are not traceable in commune office, Thirubhuvanai. I have inherited property from my fore parents and all those registered documents are in french language. Am I eligible for applying French Nationality based on my father, grand parents nativity during french rule. Kindly guide me please.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:38 EDT
dear sir,
my dad,grand ma,grand dad and her sisters ie total our family were all at Malaysia from 1955 to 1964, (after 1964 to 1987 he lived in pondicherry as a pondicherry citizen)due to this situation he didn't opted for french nationality at any time till date, he is no more, whether i can get back my dad's french nationality now.
C.Kichenamourty, fr. advocate/translator
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:39 EDT
I understand that your father belonged to a family of renoncants. You have not stated whether he opted to conserve his french naationality after 16.8.1962. If not he will become Indian. Your father did not register his marriage Your date of birth not given. At first please prove that your are a french national. Then you can study your marriage with a muslim lady, Yours sincerely
C. Kichenamourty
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:51 EDT
You were born after 16.08.1962, date of dejure transfer of Fr.India to Indian Union, So, you have to prove that either your father or your mtther conserved their french nationality at the time of your birth. This is your personal matter. Please contact a french advocate directly in his office, instead of wasting your time in this site. Yours sincerely
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:01 EDT
regarding nationality
Dear sir,
Thank you for your response..my great grandfather born on1909,my father on 1937 both are died and my selves on1965 all are residence of Pondicherry.now I looking for French nationality.do I eligible for French nationality?
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 13:37 EDT
Regarding nationality
My grandfather have family name called "Boseau".we have livret that mentioned with all his childrends, my father was one of them born in 1962 and he had his family name. My grand fathers marriage registered in Marie but my parents marriage not registred . and I am married Muslim women 2 years before. Is there any possibilities to get French nationality hindhu-muslim marriages, any special law is there between France and India. Because I hheard from my fore fathers, there is a possibility to get a nationally when spouse from tamil nadu and men from Pondicherry in 1948. That's why I am asking sir
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:49 EDT
If you were born in Fr.India, ie Pondicherry, Karaikal, Mahe and yanam and aged more than 18 years on 16.08.1962, you should have opted to conserve the french nationality. Otherwise you became Indian, If your father was born in Indian Union including Chandernagore (ex french territory near Calcutta) and yourself a minor below 18 years on 16.08.1862 both of you have conserved the french nationality, This reply given without seing your papers is not decisive, You can also study the effects of Franco Indian treaty 1956 which coame in force on 16.98.1962, to know well your cawe, Yours sincerely
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 14:06 EDT
regarding french citizenship
Dear sir,
my great grand father and grand father and me all are born in Pondicherry.my father worked for British people.now I had all their birth certificates and papers.do I applied for French citizenship now?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:12 EDT
Regarding nationality
Dear Sir,

Thank you very much. Iam in bangalore. Will be coming pondicherry next month. Will get your appointment and meet you sir.

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