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2015 U.S. Embassy Consular Service Days in Rennes, Bordeaux, and Lyon

The U.S. Embassy in Paris, in collaboration with the American Presence Posts in Rennes, Bordeaux, and Lyon, is pleased to announce off-site consular services in 2015.  Select consular services will be available in Rennes on February 11th, in Bordeaux on March 18th, and in Lyon on April 29th.   

See here for details.


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 MarseilleStrasbourgLyon RennesBordeauxToulouse, and Nice for specific information on services offered in those regions.

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

Worldwide Caution Security Information

The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated April 10, 2014.  Read more...

Closure of American Citizen Services in 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.   

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 or the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille.

Voting in 2014

  • Voting in 2014 In many states, the voter registration deadline for
    the November 2014 elections is October 6.
    For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election officials by October 6. See Voter Registation

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

How to Contact Us

  • Contact

    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 ServicesNotarial 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: