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Important! Effective immediately, the US Embassy, Consulates General and American Presence Posts are unable to accept credit cards for any service until further notice.  For consular services rendered at the Embassy, payment must be in the form of cash USD, cash EURO or French money order mandat cash.  Non-immigrant visa Machine Readable Visa application fees services continue to be paid by mandat compte. We hope to be able to reinstate payment by credit as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in the meantime.

General Information for Services in Paris

The American Citizen Services Unit (ACS) of the Consular Section in Paris provides the following services as well as information and assistance to U.S. citizens in France.

Visit our website pages for answers to all your questions on:

Go to the following pages for information on obtaining:

U.S. Embassy
Consular Section
American Citizen Services
4, avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris


Announcement / Important Information: Consular Service Day in Nantes on April 30, 2014

The U.S. Embassy in Paris, in collaboration with the American Presence Post in Rennes, is pleased to announce that plans are underway for off-site consular services on Wednesday, April, 30, 2014 in Nantes.  Prescheduled appointments for passport and report of birth interviews and notarization of documents will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additionally, a limited number of services such as document verification for social security benefits will be offered on behalf of the Federal Benefits Unit in Paris.  U.S. citizens from the Bordeaux or other regions are cordially invited to request appointments at the event in Nantes if their needs are urgent. Please read more details on the Consular Service Day in Nantes.

Effective January 1, 2014, American Presence Posts (APPs) in Rennes, Bordeaux and Toulouse will no longer accept applications for U.S. passports and birth registrations, Social Security numbers or other federal benefits, or provide notarial services.   For more details please read this page on American Presence Posts.

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.

Step Program

  • Smart Traveler logo Living in France, or traveling around the globe − American citizens may enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel updates, assistance in emergency situations, and routine embassy information.