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Important U.S. Citizen Services Information

Appointments & Locations

When applying for your first-time U.S. passport, you must apply in person. Processing times vary depending on demand.

Schedule Your Appointment:

If there are no appointments available when your first check the booking system, please keep checking.  New appointments are regularly added, including appointments available after daily cancellations.  These appointments can only be booked through the online calendar, not by email or telephone.

A Note For Applicants Traveling Within Three Weeks

If you have a ticketed flight within the next three weeks, once you have gathered the required documents, schedule your in-person appointment using the information above.

The U.S. Embassy in Paris accepts applications for emergency passports on a walk-in basis from 8:00 am to 11:00 am Monday-Friday (we are closed for both U.S. and French Holidays).

Visiting Our Offices

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

  • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
  • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
  • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
  • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.