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Contact Federal Benefits Unit


Most of the answers to your questions can be easily found on SSA’s website. We strongly recommend you to visit our FAQs' page  before contacting our office. 

We receive public only when a personal interview is mandatory.  All other services/assistances are handled by letter, email, or phone call.

Only first time SSN applicants aged 12 and above are required to appear at the U.S Embassy in person.  To set up an appointment please click here

Reminder: Appointments are accepted only for Social security number applications. Appointments for reasons other than social security numbers will be refused.

If you wish to contact us for other service or assistance, you can use one of the options mentioned below.

By letter to:

U.S. Embassy

Consular Section/Federal Benefits Unit

4 avenue Gabriel

75382 Paris Cedex 8, France


By E-mail to :                  

Make sure you provide your telephone number in your email.


Replies might be delayed due to an exceptionally high volume of requests and shortage of staff.   Please DO NOT send your email twice. Thank you for your understanding.

If your request is extremely urgent, you can call at or (9:00-11:00)