Australia's Immigration and Citizenship Law
dual citizenship: Australians no longer lose
their Aussie citizenship if they take on another
Children born overseas to an Aussie citizen can apply for Aussie citizenship, apparently without too much trouble if you have no criminal record. If the child is born in Australia, it will be Australian if one of the parents is.
of Aussie nationals are eligible for residency (temporary after 2 years of relationship, permanent after 5 years of relationship or if there is a child) but need to apply for
There are steps to follow.
France's Immigration and Citizenship Law
It's all on the Foreign Affairs
- Children get French citizenship if one of their
parent is French and they get declared before their
- Spouses of French citizens can apply for
citizenship after 4 years of marriage, or 5 years if
they don't live in France. They'll need to show
command of French.
Maitre Eolas wrote a long piece
on French citizenship, which suggests things are more complicated than they look (but only in weird cases such as people born in France and living abroad for more than fifty years).