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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.

April 29, 2016

U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 

Demonstrations in France on May 1, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in France informs U.S. citizens that several national unions across a variety of sectors intend to hold demonstrations against proposed labor reforms on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

In Paris, protesters will gather at Place de la Bastille at 3:00pm before marching to Place de la Nation.

Other demonstrations will likely take place throughout France.  Planned demonstrations in other cities reportedly include the following:

  • Bordeaux       10:00am      Place de la République
  • Lille              1:00pm         Halluin
  • Lyon             1:00pm         Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3,  Manufacture desTabacs and Place  Bellecour
  • Marseille        10:00am      Place Joliette
  • Strasbourg     10:30am      Place Kléber

Even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence.  You should avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  Read more...

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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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...