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French citizen spouse, Passport renewal/Name change

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Hi All, 

 

I'm hoping there are some members here who are French citizens that have needed to renew their passport from within the US at a French Consulate. 

My wife is French, and we have recently received her 10 year green card. Her French passport expires in May 2019 so we want to get it renewed as soon as possible. 

 

I know we will need to visit the Consulate in San Francisco (we're in Oregon) and I believe we have all the documents necessary. Expect I am concerned about one piece.

 

When we got married, we sent all the documentation to the consulate and received a Family Book in return as well as other supporting documents. However, any time her name is stated, it's always her Maiden Name, never her married name. When we get her new passport, we assumed it would show her married name. Is it normal for all of our French documents to show her maiden name? Is this going to cause a conflict at the consulate? Does the French Government recognize her married name? It's on all of her US immigration stuff including green card, SS card, Drivers License, etc.. 

 

Thanks in advance!

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40 minutes ago, Lemonslice said:

Her name will stay hers for life and appear on her French documents.  She can request a second name to be added, please ask her to read this: 
https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F868

Thank you so much! That's the info we needed :-)

 

Now I think we can book a plane ticket to San Francisco with confidence that we'll have a successful trip. 

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