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U.S. Citizen Services

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. For further details, please select one of the links on the left.

Register your trip with the U.S. Embassy

All American citizens traveling to France should enroll with the embassy ahead of their travels using the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). 

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

U.S. Citizen Services Outside of Paris

Visit the webpages for the consulates and presence posts in MarseilleStrasbourgLyonRennesBordeauxToulouse, and Nice for specific information on services offered in those regions.

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

How to Contact Us

You can contact us by email or telephone. Before emailing us, please read the information on our website pages. Priority is given to questions not already answered by referring to our website pages.

In case of an Emergency, call 01 43 12 22 22 [then dial 0 (zero) when you hear the automated greeting].

Email contact:

Passport and Citizenship Unit:

Special Consular Services, Notarial Services, and questions about U.S. Citizens Living and Visiting France, please refer to this website page for contact information.

 Voting in U.S. Elections:

Get Help in an Emergency

  • Emergency Services

    Emergency services for U.S. citizens who are distressed and require emergency services such as assistance with the death, arrest, illness, abduction in process, or injury of an American citizen. 

Step Program