LOSS OF FRENCH NATIONALITY
The declaration with a view to losing French nationality can be taken out from the filing of the request for acquisition of foreign nationality and, at the latest, within one year from the date of this acquisition.
Loses French nationality the French, even a minor, who, having a foreign nationality, is authorized, at his request, by the French Government, to lose the quality of French.
This authorization is granted by decree.
However, French people under the age of thirty-five will only be able to exercise this right of repudiation if they are in order with the obligations provided for in Book II of the National Service Code.
The loss of French nationality can be established by judgment when the person concerned, French by origin by descent, does not have possession of status and has never had his habitual residence in France, if the ascendants, including he held French nationality, have themselves neither possession of the status of French, nor residence in France for half a century.
The judgment determines the date on which French nationality was lost. It can decide that this nationality had been lost by the authors of the person concerned and that the latter was never French.
The French who behaves in fact like the national of a foreign country can, if he has the nationality of this country, be declared, by decree after assent of the Council of State, to have lost the quality of French.
Loses French nationality the French person who, holding a job in an army or a foreign public service or in an international organization of which France is not a member or more generally providing them with support, has not resigned their job or ceased their support notwithstanding the injunction which will have been made to it by the Government.
The person concerned will, by decree in the Council of State, be declared to have lost French nationality if, within the time limit set by the injunction, which may not be less than fifteen days and greater than two months, he has not terminated its activity.
When the opinion of the Council of State is unfavorable, the measure provided for in the preceding paragraph can only be taken by decree in the Council of Ministers.
The loss of French nationality takes effect:
1 ° In the case provided for in article 23 on the date of acquisition of foreign nationality;
2 ° In the case provided for in articles 23-3 and 23-5 on the date of the declaration;
3 ° In the case provided for in articles 23-4, 23-7 and 23-8 on the date of the decree;
4 ° In the cases provided for in article 23-6 on the day fixed by the judgment.