Hi everyone, I hope you can offer some good advice. I am a 'maman de coeur' to a Kenyan former street boy. In 2010 I founded a registered charity for helping street children and that's where I met him. In 2014, I brought him to France even though by then he was 21 years-old. He learnt the language, integrated well, enrolled in French school, made many French friends, finished the education he sadly missed in Kenya and eventually took his Baccalauréat (high school diploma). During his studies, he worked as often as he could so he could contribute to his upkeep. Last year, having finished his studies, he applied at the Préfecture to change his student visa to a working visa. They refused and so we consulted a lawyer who then began a legal procedure with the Préfecture. His student visa expired at the end of December 2017 while he was still waiting for the response from the Préfecture, so technically he was at this stage an 'illegal' but we didn't feel so bad as his lawyer was processing his case. The bombshell came when he was picked up by the local gendarmes for a spot check (he wasn't wearing his gloves while on his scooter). His paperwork showed he was illegal. To cut a long story short, the gendarmes contacted the Préfecture to check on him, his lawyer had ignored a request for further information (way back in June), they immediately put him under house arrest (with me) and have now given him a deportation order. This means his Kenyan passport has been confiscated. It has always been at the back of his mind to join the military - so finally, my question is, can he apply to the Legion without a passport? He has a Kenyan ID, birth certificate and driving licence?