If you have an urgent need to travel, you must contact the call center and request an emergency appointment. Please note that no one will be admitted to the U.S. Embassy without an appointment. To request an emergency appointment, please call our Call Center at 0-810-26-46-26. If calling from outside of France, dial +33-810-26-46-26.
The U.S. Embassy in Paris has a small number of emergency appointments available for serious humanitarian reasons such as medical-related travel or for truly urgent business travel. Failure to plan ahead adequately for business meetings, conferences, trade fairs, or tourism is not normally considered an emergency.
If you are requesting an emergency appointment for medical-related travel, please provide the operator a brief explanation of your relationship to the patient and the patient’s condition. If you are requesting an emergency appointment to attend a funeral, please provide the name of the deceased and the nature of the relationship. If you are requesting an emergency appointment for a business reason, please provide the operator a brief description of the business matter that could not be foreseen.
Students, exchange visitors, treaty traders/investors, and government officials should read the following instructions.
Please keep in mind that an expedited interview appointment does not guarantee issuance of a visa. For those found eligible for a visa, please also note that the U.S. Embassy does not guarantee that the visa will be ready for pick-up on the same day as the visa interview. An emergency reason to travel does not result in a waiver of any of the standard visa processing requirements.