The French Supreme Court: foreign nationals applying for child allowance should prove their regular entry, notably by providing the child’s medical certificate

Cour de cassation, Chambre civile 2, 7 mai 2015, 14-14.712, Inédit

The present case concerns the right to non-EU nationals to obtain family allowance.

An Egyptian national arrived in France. A few years later his wife and children joined him without complying with the official “family reunion” procedure. Consequently, they did not pass the medical exam organised by the French Direction for Immigration and they did not obtain the special medical certificate.

The wife applied for child allowances but the social administration refused them on the grounds that the children did not satisfy the requirements, notably the presentation the medical certificate issued by the French Immigration Service (Office national de l’immigration).