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  • Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    Trafficking in Persons Report 2015

    27 July 2015 - Secretary Kerry: "This TIP Report should be read as a call to action. We must never, ever, allow a price tag to be attached to the heart, soul, and freedom of a fellow human being. "

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  • Secretary Kerry before Senate Iran Nuclear Agreement Review

    Iran: Remarks by Secretary Kerry

    "The choice we face is between an agreement that will ensure Iran's nuclear program is limited, rigorously scrutinized, and wholly peaceful, or no deal at all."

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  • Secretary Kerry's Remarks with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez

    Cuba: Remarks by Secretary Kerry

    "This is the first visit to the Department of State by a Cuban foreign minister since 1958, and today marks as well the resumption of normal diplomatic ties between our countries..."

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  • During the National Anthem (DOS photo)

    Independence Day 2015

    Ambassador Jane D. Hartley: "We will face today’s challenges just as Washington and Jefferson and Lafayette did together."

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Embassy Headlines

  • Deputy Secretary of State Blinken to France
    Deputy Secretary of State Blinken to France

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Paris from June 1 to June 3 to lead the U.S. delegation to the Counter-ISIL Coalition Small Group Ministerial. 

  • Secretary Kerry in Paris, May 8, 2015
    Secretary Kerry in Paris, May 8, 2015

    Secretary Kerry was in Paris to meet with Foreign Ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries as well as participate in Victory Day commemorations marking... 

  • The Hermione
    The Hermione Voyage 2015

    On April 18, 2015 the Hermione, an exact replica of General Lafayette’s 18th-century ship, set sail for the USA. The journey started from the mouth of the River Charente, in Port des Barques, where Lafayette boarded on March 10th, 1780. The transatlantic crossing is expected to take 27 days in total, before making landfall at Yorktown, Virginia.  

  • Ile des Cygnes
    Revolutionary Revels: Paris 1889

    On July 4, French President Sadi Carnot inaugurated a Statue of Liberty on the Ile des Cygnes in the Seine River. 

  • Alumni Fund 2015
    AEIF 2015 begins Feb. 3

    The State Department created the Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) in 2011 to support alumni initiatives that promote shared values and innovative solutions to global challenges. The competition provides small grants to teams of past and current participants of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects... 

  • WWI Centenary
    WWI Centenary

    To mark the centenary of the First World War, U.S. Embassy France and the Office of the Historian investigated the role of the U.S. diplomatic corps stationed in France during 1914-1918. 

Message for Consular Customers:

  • The Consular Section is open for all routine services.

    For all non-immigrant visa applicants whose appointments for Thursday, July 16 were canceled due to the power outage
    • Beginning Friday, July 17 you may return to the embassy for an interview with a consular officer, any business day Monday-Friday, between the hours of 0830 and 1130.  This open appointment is valid for up to one year from the date your visa payment was processed. Before appearing for your interview please check the appointment website for the holiday schedule and updates on any unexpected closures.
    • Please make sure to bring your original appointment confirmation and all other required documents to your interview per the original instructions provided to you.
    • For answers to frequently asked questions click here, or to contact us click here.

    We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused by this disruption to our service you and we thank you for your understanding.

Ambassador Jane D. Hartley

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