Can a foreigner emeritus (sportsman, entrepreneur...) be naturalized?

Verified 06 September 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

French nationality may be granted to a French-speaking foreigner which contributes by its distinguished action to the influence of France and to the prosperity of its international economic relations.

These two conditions are cumulative.

For example, it may be a person or a head of company whose work in this field is recognized.

This procedure is exceptional and is at the initiative of the Minister for Foreign Affairs.