French Foreign Legion Information

French Foreign Legion Age Requirements

What are the age requirements and age limits for joining the French Foreign Legion? The Foreign Legion has two age limit requirements. A minimum age limit for joining in and a maximum age limit.

The minimum age limit for joining the Foreign Legion is 17 years and 6 months. That means you have to be 17 years, 6 months and 0 days old at minimum when you are knocking on the Legion’s gate. If you are not 18 years old and older, parental consent or consent of your legal tutor (if you are an orphan for example) is required on a form available in French Gendarmeries in France, or in French Embassies outside France.

The maximum age limit for joining the Foreign Legion is 39 years and 6 months. That means you have to be 39 years, 6 months and 0 days old at the maximum when you are knocking on the Legion’s gate. These are the only age requirements for enlistment in the Legion.

French Foreign Legion Age Requirements - Age limit for joining the French Foreign Legion

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