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Paris Passport Services

Passport services are provided by appointment only.  Please note that we are currently experiencing passport processing delays.  Routine passport processing times are 4-6 weeks for routine renewals.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday, except for French and U.S. holidays. For further details, please select one of the links below:

What service do you require?

Return to main U.S. consular services page


Closure American Citizen Services at APP Lyon

Effective October 1, 2014, American Presence Post (APP) in Lyon will no longer accept applications for U.S. passports and birth registrations, Social Security numbers and other federal benefits, or provide notarial services.  Limited services presently available at the American Presence Post in Lyon will cease September 30, 2014.  Read more here..  

As of September 30, 2014, all U.S. passport applications, reports of birth abroad applications and notarial services must be scheduled at either the U.S. Embassy in Paris, the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille, or the U.S. Consulate General in Strasbourg.


U.S. Passport Validity for Travel to France

You should have at least six months’ passport validity prior to the expiration date whenever you travel to France.

If your passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes.  You could also be denied entry when you arrive in the Schengen area

Accessing Consular Waiting Room

  • Embassy Access

Embassy Security

  • Embassy Security

    Embassy Consular Waiting Room Access: Only persons seeking consular services and whose names are on the daily access list will be admitted to the Embassy. Read more here.

Which Passport Should I Use?

  • Which passport should I use?

    Important Notice: Section 215 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1185) requires all American citizens to use their U.S. passports when entering or leaving the United States.

    American citizens may not enter/leave the U.S. on an French/foreign passport. This applies to children as well as adults. Read more...

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