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U.S. Citizen Services

Welcome to the U.S. Embassy

Welcome to U.S. Citizens Services at the United States Embassy in Paris. This section provides information on specific consular services available to U.S. citizens in France.   Select the service you need on the left hand menu. When coming to the Consular Section for in person services, please read important information on Security at the Embassy.

Europe Travel Alert (March 22, 2016)

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to potential risks of travel to and throughout Europe following several terrorist attacks, including the March 22 attacks in Brussels claimed by ISIL.  Terrorist groups continue to plan near-term attacks throughout Europe, targeting sporting events, tourist sites, restaurants, and transportation.  This Travel Alert expires on June 20, 2016. Read more...

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Security Situation in France (March 22, 2016)

In the wake of today’s multiple attacks in Brussels, Belgium, the U.S. Embassy in France informs U.S. citizens that attacks in Europe by terror groups and individuals inspired by major terrorist organizations remain possible. In addition to earlier measures outlined below as part of the ongoing State of Emergency, French authorities announced today: Read more...

Worldwide Caution Security Information  (March 3, 2016)

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. Current information suggests that ISIL, al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  Recent terrorist attacks, whether by those affiliated with terrorist entities, copycats, or individual perpetrators, serve as a reminder that U.S. citizens need to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. Read more...

Worldwide Travel Alert  (November 23, 2015)
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions.  These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and non-conventional weapons and targeting both official and private interests.  This Travel Alert expires on February 24, 2016.  Read more...

All Security Messages for U.S. Citizens:  please refer to our section on Travel Information and Messages.

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Current Message for U.S. Citizens

  • May 27, 2016

    U.S. Embassy Paris, France 

    Security Message for U.S. Citizens:

    Strikes in France the Week of May 30, 2016

    The U.S. Embassy in France informs U.S. citizens that several national unions across a variety of sectors have announced plans to continue strikes.  Affected sectors include, but are not limited to the national rail network, air traffic control, the Paris public transportation system, truck transport, and oil refinery operations. Read more..

    Please see all our Messages for U.S. Citizens in France 

Security Messages for U.S. Citizens:

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IRS Paris Office Closed

  • The IRS office at the U.S. Embassy in Paris will be permanently closed after 21 December 2015.  

    After this date, this office will no longer offer taxpayer assistance (including by mail, fax, walk-ins, or telephone).

    Please DO NOT send any more IRS forms or tax correspondence to the U.S. Embassy.  Please send all mail directly to the U.S.A. addresses provided in the forms' instructions.  Read more...