Conditions for joining French Foreign Legion

You can only enlist in mainland France
(Free board, lodging and clothing are immediately provided)

  • Preselection is carried out in our recruiting offices throughout France
  • Selection is carried out in Aubagne near Marseille :
  • If your candidature is upheld, the first contract is minimum for 5 year
  • Successive contracts are for six months, up to 5 years

You must be successive contracts are for six months (for minors under 18, parental consent is required on a form available in French Gendarmeries or Embassies outside France)

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legion etrangere - recrutement
legion etrangere - recrutement


Whatever your marital status is (single, married, divorced..) you will be enlisted as a single man

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You must have a valid ID


You must be physically fit to serve at all times and in all places

legion etrangere - recrutement
legion etrangere - recrutement