Difficult for Gad Elmaleh to obtain French nationality

“It’s true, I have my Canadian, Moroccan, but not French passport. When I arrived in France, I had queued for hours in front of the Prefecture to obtain my residence permit and the right to work,” he told the Sunday newspaper. After spending four years in Montreal, Gad Elmaleh moved to Paris in 1992, where he took artistic training at Cours Florent, in a free class. At the time, he was 21 years old.

To read: Gad Elmaleh talks about his life as an “immigrant”

Gad Elmaleh could not acquire French nationality. The steps he had taken to obtain it proved fruitless. ” […] it was really too complicated, long and tedious, I got a little discouraged. Since then, I have not renewed, ”he revealed. However, his love for France has not aged a bit. » […] I love France, I owe her a lot. I live there and pay my taxes there. My only frustration is not being able to vote. »

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