French nationality of a child received

Verified 23 August 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

You have picked up a child and you want to know if he automatically becomes French? We'll show you the rules to know depending on whether the child is being taken in by a Frenchman or given to the child welfare agency (Ase), and steps to follow to make the declaration of French nationality.

What applies to you ?

Age of the child
Was the child transferred to the Children's Welfare Department?
Where do you go for it?

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