It’s my name

25 September 2019

Re a previous letter, I too have experienced the ridiculous situation of being issued with a permis de conduire in my maiden name despite having had my married name for 45 years. 

When I pointed out that it only showed my maiden name, even though signed in my married name, I was told to write to the President. 

The previous paper licences carried both maiden and married names so why can’t these new ones?

This hardly lives up to “equality” if we cannot have the names we use/choose on our documentation.

I shall be interested to hear how your reader gets on with approaching an “ombudsman”.

Jan Kingsmill, Lot

Stay informed:
Sign up to our free weekly e-newsletter
Subscribe to access all our online articles and receive our printed monthly newspaper The Connexion at your home. News analysis, features and practical help for English-speakers in France

subscribe newsletter image
Stay informed, have your say, join the community
Boost your inbox with our editor’s pick of news and information about France for residents and second homeowners
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
Updated! Brexit and Britons In France
Featured Help Guide
What Brexit means for British residents, second homeowners and visitors in France - now and after December 31, 2020.
Get news, views and information from France