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Please follow the instructions on the Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not find an answer to your federal benefit question, Contact Us.

The unit will not provide service to applicants who visit the Consular Section for routine passport and registration of birth services if they have not contacted the Federal Benefits Unit in advance.

Visit the American Citizens Services at the US Embassy Paris website for all other services. 

Apply Online

We encourage you to apply for Social Security retirement, spouse, Medicare only or disability on the internet at  It is secure, fast and easy.  Once you submit the application online, print the receipt, and wait.  SSA International Operations in Baltimore will contact you after about 6-8 weeks to review your claim and to request needed documents.

The online hours of operation are (French local time):

  • Weekdays 11 AM - 7 AM
  • Saturday 11 AM – 5 AM
  • Sunday 2 PM – 5:30 AM
  • Holidays 11 AM - 7 AM