Frequently Asked Questions

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Is it mandatory to serve under declared identity?

Is it mandatory to serve under declared identity?

NO In peace time, no one can be allowed to serve under foreign status: · If he is not at least seventeen years old and less than forty years old; · If he is not able to prove his and

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Can we eventually get our real identity back?

Can we eventually get our real identity back?

YES When the legionnaire serving under foreign status has signed a contract under a declared identity presents documents establishing formal proof of his true identity, he will unter the

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What documents do I need to apply?

What documents do I need to apply?

The presentation of all identification (valid) produced by the candidate belonging country is requested to facilitate the process of selection and recruitment (identity card, passport, driving

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Can a foreign legionnaire become French?

Can a foreign legionnaire become French?

Yes, a foreign legionnaire may apply for French citizenship from three years of service. It is usually granted, subject to have a good way to serve and have proven its willingness to integrate the

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Is Legion harder than other armies?

Is Legion harder than other armies?

Is regulation of the Foreign Legion much harder than in the French army?

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What specific constraints?

What specific constraints?

Wearing of civilian clothes : if any legionnaire - regardless of service seniority within the Legion - is allowed to wear civilian clothes outside the boundaries of its home garrison, a legionnaire

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During my vacation, may I go abroad?

During my vacation, may I go abroad?

Yes, under certain conditions. To be allowed to travel abroad, either in his country of origin or in a third country, a legionnaire should have an ID of his country, serving under his true identity

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Is there a structure for legionaries on vacation?

Is there a structure for legionaries on vacation?

Are there reception facilities for legionnaires who wish to spend their holidays in France?

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I never served in the army, can I apply?

I never served in the army, can I apply?

Can we commit to the Foreign Legion never having had military before?

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Can a French commit to the Foreign Legion?

Can a French commit to the Foreign Legion?

Yes, a French can engage in the Foreign Legion, but will be engaged with the "foreign status" soldier, like all foreigners who commit. This status is different from the status in the French army.

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French Foreign Legion Regiments

1e Régiment étranger

1er RE

1e Régiment étranger de cavalerie

1er REC

1e Régiment étranger de génie

1er REG

2e Régiment étranger de génie

2e REG

2e Régiment étranger d'infanterie

2e REI

2e Régiment étranger de parachutistes

2e REP

3e Régiment étranger d'infanterie

3e REI

4e Régiment étranger

4e RE

13e Demi-brigade de Légion étrangère

13e DBLE

Détachement de la Légion étrangère à Mayotte

DLEM

Groupement de recrutement de la Légion étrangère

GRLE

Commandement de la Légion étrangère

COMLE

Autres services

Musique Légion étragère

MLE

Maison du légionnaire à Auriol

AURIOL

Institution des Invalides de la Légion étrangère

IILE

Société des amis du musée de la Légion étrangère

MUSEE-SAMLE

Kepi blanc

KEPI BLANC

 ATHLEG

ATHLEG

Képi blanc

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