idun Posted March 8, 2015 Share Posted March 8, 2015 I was talking to a good friend in France today and they were telling me about the carry on they had when they applied for a new ID card.As their mother was born in Italy and moved to France as a child and married a french man, she became automatically french at that time. Several years and three children later, and officials came knocking on her door and said she was going to be deported to Italy. That was resolved eventually and when the paperwork was done, the french officials in their wisdom decided to ignore this lady's date of birth and has her born two days later than the date she was born..... and they would not change it....... apparently they knew best!And now approaching 60, my friend, born in France to this 'italian' lady tried to renew their ID card and was refused. Not french they said, in spite of being born in France to a french father. My friend has had to get copies of all sorts of paper work, going back to italian and french grand parents, and it has taken an age...... and my has my friend rale'd, like one has to. And they used this wonderful expression 'j'etais noir'.Nightmare paperwork in France, yes, it happens and we are having really terrible problems at the moment. With so much unemployment, why cannot people just do their jobs properly and well and use some common sense, I find a distinct lack of common sense incenses me these days, in both France and the UK. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Create an account or sign in to comment
You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
Create an account
Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!Register a new account
Already have an account? Sign in here.Sign In Now