I sat culture test to become French

Two-and-a-half years ago, Connexion’s Jane Hanks wrote about taking the Nationality language test. Recently she was called for an interview at the prefecture in Bordeaux. She tells us what it was like...

French regions deal with nationality applications in different ways. My experience relates specifically to Aquitaine, which continues to deal solely with people living in the old region of that name and not Nouvelle Aquitaine.

The woman we spoke to said there are about 10 officers dealing with several thousand requests and we could expect to wait for between six months and a year for a reply.

Readers have told Connexion the procedure is faster in other regions.

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