Consular Services Day in Nice on September 4, 2019 and Toulouse on September 11 and 12, 2019

The U.S. Consulate General in Marseille is pleased to announce the provision of off-site consular services: in Nice on September 4, 2019 and Toulouse on September 11 and 12, 2019 1 – Who qualifies for an appointment?  If you have a 5-year-passport (minor or first-time adult application)  If you are no longer in possession of your …

Read More»

U. S. Consulate General Marseille, France: Suspension of In-Person Consular Services until further Notice

To Complete Security Upgrades to the Building, the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille will Suspend In-Person Consular Services until further notice. Please keep monitoring the website for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience. U.S. citizens requiring in-person consular services, including in-person passport applications and notarial services, are asked to make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Paris . Routine by mail passport renewals will continue during closure. By-mail …

Read More»

Travel Advisory for France – Level 2

Current safety and security information and recommendations are provided in our Travel Advisory for France , currently a Level 2 due to terrorism and civil unrest.  The Travel Advisory is reviewed regularly and updated as conditions require.  Our current Level 2 Travel Advisory was most recently updated on April 1, 2019.

Read More»

U.S. Embassy Consular Services Days in Bordeaux and Rennes

The U.S. Embassy in Paris, in collaboration with the American Presence Posts in Bordeaux and Rennes, is pleased to announce the provision of off-site consular services:     Bordeaux on April 15, 2019 Rennes on May 6, 2019 1 – Who qualifies for an appointment? If you have a 5-year-passport (minor or first-time adult application) If you are no …

Read More»

Changes to French Tax System Affecting U.S. Citizens

The French government announced that on January 1, 2019, it will move to a new income tax withholding system, known as Prélèvement à la Source.  United States citizens working in France may be impacted by this change. You can learn more about the change to France’s income tax system  here . Additional information and frequently asked …

Read More»

Traveling to France: Know Before You Go

Can I travel to France with a 12-Page Emergency Passport? No. The Government of France does not recognize the 12-page U.S. emergency passport, issued by U.S. embassies and consulates overseas, as a valid travel document for visa-free entry into France. If traveling on this emergency passport, you may be refused boarding and/or entry by immigration officials. …

Read More»

Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot …

Read More»

Worldwide Caution Issued December 6, 2017

As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad.  This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September …

Read More»

Personal Security Reminder

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.  The U.S. Embassy in France reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal …

Read More»

European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the …

Read More»
Show More ∨