Hi all! I am American, my fiancee is English and we live in France where our baby was born. We received inconsistent information from the Mairie's office here in Bordeaux, and were originally told by them that our baby would require a French passport to travel within the EU. 5 weeks later, our application has been rejected, and its a real shame because we had a trip planned to Portugal to see our baby's 86 year old Great Grandfather. It is now our understanding that we are to process her UK passport through the embassy in Paris. This is the link I have been using for information: http://ukinfrance.fco.gov.uk/en/help-for-british-nationals/passports/what-passport/children-under-16/apply-child-passport#supporting
However, I assume we are going to have to pay for translation of her birth certificate, which doesn't appear to really be a French birth certificate at all, there's no official seal on it or anything, its just a printed piece of paper from the hospital with our names and time of birth etc.
If anyone has experience with a UK child born in France and how to go about obtaining papers it would be a huge help. Every time we try to search for information ourselves from the French authorities we are always led astray, and when we try to contact UK embassies we are always re-directed to the website.
Thank you for your help! We want to travel with our little one soon so she can meet her great grandparents!