How can I join French legion from Nepal?

What is French legion and what is the process to join it from nepal ?

Following steps/requirements are needed for you to join the French Foreign Legion from Nepal. Note, there is no official recruitment office outside France and if anyone asks you for money promising to enlist you in the French Foreign Legion then they are most likely looking to scam you.

According to Joining | French Foreign Legion Information,

The ONLY solution to join the French Foreign Legion is to go to mainland France (in EUROPE ) and knock on the door of one of the Foreign Legion recruiting centers (once you are in, free accommodation, food, and clothing are immediately provided by the Legion).

With that in mind let’s hop into the process

  • First step is getting Visa to one of the Schengen countries(France belongs to Schengen country) if you are already not there. Visit visa are available but it is extremely hard for average middle-class Nepali youth to get visit visa to Schengen (personal experience) because European has this bias that once granted a visa to Europe,a Nepalese will not return to their homeland and stay illegally
  • See information about how to get a Schengen visa The Schengen visa
  • If your relatives are in one of the Schengen countries then they can sponsor a visa for you
  • Once you have sorted the visa thingy - please refrain from promises made by Dalal again - you might just lose your money

Following information is take from https://www.legion-recrute.com/

1. PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

On the day of your arrival at the Foreign Legion information post, you must be medically fit to perform the physical fitness tests.

  • Be physically fit to serve anywhere in any weather and without restriction.
  • Have a “Body Mass Index” between 18 and 30 kg / m² (BMI = Weight / Height²) *

EXAMPLE: Body Mass Index of a man measuring 1.75 m and weighing 72 kg

BMI = 72kg / (1.75m * 1.75m) = 23.5 kg / m²

WARNING: IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO BE ABLE TO SWIM 25 M MINIMUM WITHOUT MATERIAL ASSISTANCE.

Not all are considered world champions and the tests are not selective, but a minimum of preparation gives the candidate’s level of motivation.

2. MEDICAL CONDITIONS

What is medically necessary for applicants for employment.

At the dental level:

Healthy or well-groomed teeth. Masticatory coefficient greater than or equal to 40%.

Surgically or medically:

  • Be in possession of all medical documents relating to surgical interventions or previous illnesses = Certificate of consolidation attesting that there are no consequences to these operations or illnesses.
  • Be in possession of your health record (if it exists)
  • If vision problem: make eye correction (glasses)

EXAMPLES OF CAUSES OF MEDICAL OR PHYSICAL INAPTITUDE:

A definitive physical decrease, a chronic disease currently active and / or under treatment.

Examples: Tuberculosis, Hepatitis (s), Cancer, HIV, Diabetes, Psychiatric pathology during treatment., Vision too weak, Hearing too weak.

Surgical: Any intervention with serious consequences for the functioning of the body.

Examples: Meniscal lesions, Total loss of a finger, Laxity of the knee, Recurrent dislocation of the patella, Hernia operated on with sequelae

3. How to prepare yourself

  • Prepare before selection

PREPARE BEFORE SELECTION

Training is the key to facilitating its selection.

PREPARE BEFORE SELECTION:

  • THE FOREIGN LEGION IS AN ELITE CORPS, READY ON VERY SHORT NOTICE TO INTERVENE IN AN EXTERNAL THEATER OF OPERATIONS OR IN A WAR ZONE.

  • AS SUCH, THE PHYSICAL CONDITION OF THE LEGIONARY IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE OPERATIONAL CAPACITY, IT GOES FOR THE VERY LIFE OF HIS COMRADES.

  • IN ORDER TO BE WELL PREPARED, MAJOR GERALD GIVES YOU SOME SIMPLE ADVICE ON USE AND COMMON SENSE:

3. Selection

WHERE ?

  • In an information post of the Foreign Legion (see recruitment center)

WHAT?

  • Welcoming the candidate
  • Recruitment Information
  • Opening of the recruitment file

EVALUATIONS

WHERE ?

  • In a preselection center of the Foreign Legion (Fontenay-sous-Bois / Aubagne)

WHAT?

  • Motivational interviews
  • Sports tests
  • Initial medical visit
  • Signature of the five (5) year employment contract

SELECTION

WHERE ?

  • In the selection and incorporation center of the Foreign Legion (Aubagne)

WHAT?

  • Psychotechnical test (logical tests not requiring any academic knowledge)
  • Additional motivation interviews
  • Security maintenance
  • Complementary medical examination
  • Personality test

PRESENTATION BEFORE THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

INCORPORATION

WHERE ?

  • In the selection and incorporation center of the Foreign Legion (Aubagne)

WHAT?

  • Proclamation of results
  • Formalities prior to incorporation
  • Delivery of the contract in the hall of honor of the Foreign Legion Museum

During 2 to 3 weeks, you will be evaluated on sports and psychotechnical criteria.

4. TESTS

  • SPORTS EVALUATIONS:

Complete overhand pull-ups (with an outstretched arm start, in a low position between each pull)

Light Luc endurance test: measures “maximum aerobic speed” (VO2max)

The goal is to reach the highest level, at least level 5 (corresponding to 2500 m in the COOPER test)

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO BE ABLE TO SWIM 25 M MINIMUM WITHOUT MATERIAL ASSISTANCE

  • PSYCHOTECHNICAL TESTS:

During the selection process you will participate in logic tests and personality tests To assess your cognitive abilities and support the assessors on “who you are”.

The content of the various logic and personality tests remains confidential in order to maintain equality of opportunity between all candidates for recruitment.

During 2 to 3 weeks, you will be evaluated on sports and psychotechnical criteria.

FAILURE OF THE SELECTION:

(Definitive or temporary)?

As in any recruitment process, it happens that the selection committee decides that a candidate is excluded from the process because he does not present the skills required by the Foreign Legion.

It can be a final or a temporary decision.

  • DEFINITIVE FAILURE:

In the event of a definitive failure in the selection, this means that the command of the Foreign Legion considered that despite the qualities of the candidate, he does not have the necessary skills to become a legionnaire.

This decision is irrevocable, and the candidate then leaves the selection process.

As such, it is useless to represent oneself or to ask in writing for a new possibility to present oneself.

  • TEMPORARY FAILURE:

This decision has a duration that can range from a few months to a year. Often, this is a question of temporary unavailability or of care that must be taken before being declared fit to continue the recruitment process.

The candidate is invited to perform the treatment and to represent himself after the allotted time.


Additional info

French Embassy in Kathmandu

Address Lazimpat BP 452 Kathmandu Nepal
Phone: +977-14412332
Web http://www.ambafrance-np.org
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