Security Alert: Knife attack at Paris Gare du Nord

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France (January 11, 2023) Location: Paris Gare du Nord Event: Media report a man attacked people with a knife at the Gare du Nord train station in Paris this morning. Media reports the attacker is in police custody. U.S. citizens affected by incidents like this can always contact the …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France – Travelers from China to the United States (December 29, 2022)

Starting at 12:01 AM ET on January 5, all air passengers to the United States, aged two years and older, originating from the PRC will be required to get a test (such as a  PCR test or an antigen self-test  administered and monitored by a telehealth service or a licensed provider and authorized by the Food and Drug Administration or the …

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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Paris, France – Reports of Shoots Fired (December 23, 2022)

Location:  Paris, 10th Arrondissement. Event:  Reports of shots fired near 16, rue d’Enghien in the 10th arrondissement of Paris.  Purported assailant detained by police.  Police activity ongoing and law enforcement recommends avoiding the area. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Monitor local media for updates Notify friends and family of your safety U.S. citizens may monitor …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Security Reminder and Holiday Closures

Holiday Security Reminder and Holiday Closures With the holiday season beginning, the Embassy reminds you to maintain sound personal security and situational awareness.  Large gatherings may present a target of opportunity for criminal elements and terrorist groups alike.  Incidents of petty crime, such as pick-pocketing and phone snatching, are often directed at tourists and holiday …

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COVID-19 Information

The Department of State has issued COVID-19 Traveler Information and advises all U.S. citizens to read the country-specific Travel Advisories  and  U.S. Embassy COVID pages for updates on the impact of COVID-19 worldwide.   COVID-19 Information Last updated:  10/04/2022 The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers . …

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Update on Travel Restrictions to the United States

March 12, 2020 For the most current information regarding COVID-19, the March 11 Presidential proclamation, and its impact on travel to the United States, please visit  www.dhs.gov  and  www.whitehouse.gov /. The restrictions do not apply to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents and (generally) immediate family members of U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens who have been in the Schengen zone …

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FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT ON VOTING IN THE U.S. ELECTIONS

JOIN U.S. EMBASSY PARIS FOR A FACEBOOK LIVE CHAT ON VOTING IN THE U.S. ELECTIONS on Thursday, February 6, 14:00, https://www.facebook.com/usdos.france/ Want to know more about registering to vote?  Join us on February 6, 14:00 for an online Facebook Chat on voter registration for the U.S. 2020 elections and primaries.  Representatives from the Embassy’s Consular Section will answer …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in U.S. Elections

VOTING IN 2020 U.S. ELECTIONS Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate 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 …

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U.S. Consulate General Marseille, France: Reopening of In-Person Consular Services

Great news everyone! U.S. Consulate General Marseille is pleased to announce the American Citizen Services section will reopen to the public on Monday October 7, 2019. The Consulate will resume all regular services, including passport, citizenship, and notary services. U.S. Consulate General in Marseille suspended in-person consular services in May 2019 to complete security upgrades …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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