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How to find his naturalisation decree published in the Official Journal?

Verified 08 April 2022 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Warning  

this page shows how to find a naturalisation French. The procedure is different if you have made a declaration of French nationality by marriage, French ascendant, brother or sister of French.

General case

You need to download your naturalisation on Légifrance site.

To download it, you need its date of publication at OJ: titleContent.

This date is indicated on the favourable decision that the administration has notified.

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Decree published in 2016 or later

  1. In the insert "Find a OJ: titleContent ”, indicate the date of publication of the OJ sought
  2. On the page that appears, click the link "Extract from the Official Journal containing the personal information (protected access)"
  3. Resolve the captcha (this is a small, simple calculation that allows to secure access to the page)
  4. Click on "Download the document"

Search for an Official Journal (OJ)

No additional procedures are required to give legal effect to your naturalisation decree.

Therefore, a certified copy is not required.

This document (pdf file) has been the subject of an authenticated electronic signature.

Decree issued between 1985 and 2015

  1. In the insert "Find a OJ: titleContent ”, indicate the date of publication of the OJ sought
  2. On the page that appears, click the link "Official Journal of the French Republic. Acts and Orders (scanned paper version)"
  3. Resolve the captcha (this is a small, simple calculation that allows to secure access to the page)
  4. Click on "Download the document"

Search for an Official Journal (OJ)

No additional procedures are required to give legal effect to your naturalisation decree.

Therefore, a certified copy is not required.

This document (pdf file) has been the subject of an authenticated electronic signature.

Decree issued between 1976 and 1984

  1. In the insert "Find a OJ: titleContent ”, indicate the date of publication of the OJ sought
  2. On the page that appears, click the link "Official Journal of the French Republic. Laws and decrees. Add-on (scanned paper version)"
  3. Resolve the captcha (this is a small, simple calculation that allows to secure access to the page)
  4. Click on "Download the document"

Search for an Official Journal (OJ)

No additional procedures are required to give legal effect to your naturalisation decree.

Therefore, a certified copy is not required.

This document (pdf file) has been the subject of an authenticated electronic signature.

Decree issued between 1924 and 1975

  1. In the insert "Find a OJ: titleContent ”, indicate the date of publication of the OJ sought
  2. On the page that appears, click the link "Official Journal of the French Republic. Acts and Orders (scanned paper version)"
  3. Resolve the captcha (this is a small, simple calculation that allows to secure access to the page)
  4. Click on "Download the document"

Search for an Official Journal (OJ)

No additional procedures are required to give legal effect to your naturalisation decree.

Therefore, a certified copy is not required.

This document (pdf file) has been the subject of an authenticated electronic signature.

Decree published before 1924

The National Archives (site of Pierrefitte-sur-Seine) keeps records of naturalisation.

One instructions helps you search for the naturalisation decree.

You must create an account to reserve the document from your personal space.

Before you travel, you must wait for the National Archives to respond.

National Archives: access your personal space

Who shall I contact

FYI  

naturalisation orders shall be published in the OJ: titleContent since 1924.