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Paris Passport Services

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Extra visa pages service will no longer exist after December 31, 2015.  If you think you will need extra pages added to your passport, mail in your application as soon as possible.  If you have urgent need for travel, please make your appointment as soon as possible.  Read more information...


Passport services in Paris are provided by appointment or on a mail-in basis only.   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


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

Embassy Security

  • Embassy Security

    Security at the Embassy:

    Many items are strictly forbidden on the Embassy grounds.  No food or drinks allowed. Electronic items (anything with a power plug or battery), large bags, suitcases and luggage are prohibited: there are no storage facilities on Embassy grounds.  Service animals with documentation are allowed entry. Applicants who do not follow these instructions will experience considerable delays at the security check point which could result in the cancellation of the appointment.

    Applicants Only:  Only persons seeking consular services  who have made an online appointment will be admitted to the Embassy.   All requests to add names of persons for appointments (witnesses, persons accompanying a disabled person etc.) must be entered on the online appointment form.  For all enquiries please refer to our contact page.

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...

Contact Us

  • Contact passport unit

    Questions? You can contact us by email.  This mailbox is being monitored during office hours only.