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    2013 Religious Freedom Report

    "Freedom of religion is at the core of who we are as Americans. It’s been at the center of our very identify since the pilgrims fled religious persecution..." Secretary Kerry

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, is greeted by France's Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, in Paris, France, Saturday, July 26, 2014.(AP photo)

    Secretary Kerry in Paris

    US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Paris today to hold talks on a possible ceasefire in Gaza.

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry

    The Situation in Gaza

    Secretary Kerry (July 25): "Specifically, here is what we’ve been working to try to bring about. At this moment, we are working toward a brief seven days of peace – seven days of a humanitarian cease-fire in honor of Eid

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  • President Obama speaking (AP Images)

    President Obama on Ukraine and Gaza

    President Obama speaks to reporters at the White House about the tragedy in Ukraine and the situation in Gaza.

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  • Secretary of State John Kerry, center, walks with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, right, in Cairo July 22.

    Kerry Discusses Gaza with Arab League

    Cairo — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo for talks with Egyptian and Arab League officials on finding an end to fighting in Gaza.

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  • Seal White House
    Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate. July 14, 2014

    Jane D. Hartley, of New York, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the French Republic.  

  • Happy July 4th !
    Happy July 4th !

    Independence Day Party at the Residence: from left to right: Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, Charge d'Affaires Mark A. Taplin and Ms. Kathleen Kavalec. (DOS photo) 

  • Congratulations to the winners for the Washburne Award 2014 !
    Congratulations to the winners for the Washburne Award 2014 !

    This year, FedEx and Colas S.A. have been honored for their innovative efforts to encourage diversity.  

  • Youth Ambassadors take action !
    Youth Ambassadors take action !

    The association Youth Ambassadors Alumni organized its second annual reunion on June 26 and 27, 2014, with the support of the U.S. Embassy and the National Agency for Social Cohesion and Equal Opportunities (ACSé).  

  • President Obama in France with President Hollande (pete souza photo)
    President Obama in Europe

    President Obama traveled to Poland, Belgium, and France in June 2014. He took part to the D-Day Commemorations in France on June 6, 2014 

  • The D-Day Commemorations
    The D-Day Commemorations

    The last day of his current trip across Europe — President Obama traveled to Normandy, France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.  

Important Notice

  • Beginning July 31, 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Paris has implemented a new system to schedule visa appointments and to pay the visa application fee. Under this new system, non-immigrant visa applicants will continue to request appointments online or by calling a local phone number, but will enjoy the option of paying the visa application fee via debit card or bank transfer. Passports with visas and other documents will be returned to applicants by a courier service at no cost to the applicant and can be tracked online.

    Please click here to schedule a visa appointment.

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  • visa The U.S. Embassy in Paris will transition to a new and improved visa appointment system on July 31, 2014. The U.S. Embassy strongly encourages all visa applicants who intend to travel to the United States during the summer to schedule a visa appointment or request online preclearance to travel via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) as soon as possible.
    Visit the NIV page for more information