Contacting the American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Paris
For US Citizen Emergencies
Go to the emergency contact page concerning a U.S. Citizen: death, destitution, hospitalization or missing person.
For routine questions:
Please follow these website links which contain useful and important information that is often the subject of e-mail queries.
Priority is given to questions not already answered by referring to our website pages below:
- All American Citizen Services
- The Consular Section’s U.S. Passport and Citizenship Services
- Consular Reports of Birth Abroad
- Notarial Services
(legalization of documents for use in the U.S. or France)
U.S. consul acting as notary public for marriage and PACS agreements in France, powers of attorney, banking, real estate or other purposes to be used in the United States.
- Voting in the U.S General Elections by Absentee Ballot
- Travel Registration and Security (registering with the Embassy)
- Resources for U.S. Citizens (attorneys, apostille, doctors, driving in France, Franco-American organizations, living in France, marriage & PACS, and more).
- The Internal Revenue Service (I.R.S. for U.S. taxes and INTN numbers)
- Federal Benefits (U.S. Social Security Administration)
If you cannot find the answer to your question on the pages cited above, send an e-mail to one of the following addresses according to the subject matter. Please insert appropriate subject line.
1. Questions pertaining to:
(subject line "US Passports" or US Citizenship")
- Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (subject line "CRBA")
2. Questions pertaining to:
- Notarial Services (subject line must be "Notarial Services")
- U.S. Citizens Living or Traveling in France (subject line must be "General Information")
3. Questions pertaining to:
- Voting in U.S. Elections (subject line must be "Voting")
Know before you go!
Prior to your departure for France, please refer to the Country Specific Information Sheet for France and Monaco issued by the Department of State.
U.S. or French Visas
Due to the individual nature of U.S. visas, we do not answer visa questions by e-mail. If you have a U.S. visa question, please go to this website page U.S. Visa Information, or call the Visa Information Service.