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Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018 / France

France is a multiparty constitutional democracy. Voters directly elect the president of the republic to a five-year term. They elected Emmanuel Macron to that position in May 2017. An electoral college elects members of the bicameral parliament’s upper house (Senate), and voters directly elect members of the lower house (National Assembly). Observers considered the April/May ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France March 21, 2019 Location:  France, countrywide. Event:  Weekend demonstrations by the “Gilets Jaunes” (Yellow Vests) are expected to continue March 23-24, and could turn violent. The U.S. Embassy is advising official U.S. government travelers to avoid travel to Paris and other major cities in France over the weekend. During ...
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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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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Paris, France

Location:  France, countrywide.  Including, but not limited to:  Paris, Amiens, Avignon, Bordeaux, Bourges, Caen, Clermont-Ferrand, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Rennes, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Toulouse.   Gathering points and routes in Paris include, but are not limited to, the following locations and surrounding areas:  Champs-Elysées, Boulevard Saint-Germain, Place de la Concorde, Place de ...
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U. S. Consulate General Marseille, France: Suspension of In-Person Consular Services from May through July 2019

The U.S. Consulate General in Marseille will Suspend In-Person Consular Services from May through July 2019 to Complete Security Upgrades to the Building. U.S. citizens requiring in-person consular services during this time frame, including passport applications and notarial services, are asked to make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Paris .  Post anticipates resuming normal consular operations in August 2019.  We apologize for ...
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