Press Office

The Press office distributes policy explanations, speech and article texts and press transcripts to French newspaper, radio and television editors. Items of special interest, such as the text or tape of an important speech by a senior U.S. official, or a major policy statement or analysis, are distributed to the media and other audiences. The Press office answers questions from journalists and arranges assistance in the United States to correspondents stationed or traveling there.


The following persons must request an I visa when traveling to the United States for work reasons: Representative of foreign press, radio, film or other information media. This includes aliens whose activities are essential to the foreign information media function; for example, media reporters, media film crews, video tape editors, and persons in similar occupations (more information on our Visas Section)

Press Releases