Citizenship Services

Off-Site Consular Services Day in Lyon 

The U.S. Embassy in Paris, in collaboration with the American Presence Posts, is pleased to announce the provision of off-site consular services in Lyon. Applicants for first passports, passport renewals, reports of birth, and (notarial services) must schedule an appointment by writing to the appropriate email address provided on this website pageAppointments are limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


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What Service Do You Require?

Documentation of United States Citizens Born Abroad Who Acquire Citizenship at Birth

The birth of a child abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) should be reported as soon as possible to the nearest American consular office for the purpose of establishing an official record of the child’s claim to U.S. citizenship at birth.  The official record is in the form of a Consular Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America.  This document, referred to as the Consular Report of Birth (FS-240) is considered a basic United States citizenship document.  An original Consular Report of Birth Abroad is furnished to the parent(s) at the time the registration is approved.

The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 allows certain foreign-born, biological and adopted children of American citizens to acquire American citizenship.  These children did not acquire American citizenship at birth, but they qualify for citizenship when they enter the United States as lawful permanent residents (LPRs).

Please visit this website page for information on transmitting U.S. Citizenship.



Claiming U.S. Citizenship

If you are over 18 years of age, and if you were born abroad to a U.S. Citizen parent who did not declare your birth at a U.S. embassy or consulate, you may have a claim to U.S. citizenship.

This service is available by appointment only at the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

Prior to your appointment, you will need to mail the following original documents, as well as a photocopy of each original document, plus payment by French bank check (chèque de banque, payable in France) made to the order of,  U.S. Embassy:

Mail your documents and payment directly to PARIS:

U.S. Embassy
American Citizen Services/PPT (Late Claim)
4, avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris


Mail your documents and payment directly to: MARSEILLE:

U.S. Consulate General 
Place Varian Fry
13286 Marseille Cedex 6


Checklist of required original documents and one photocopy to mail, Original documents will be returned to you at the time of your appointment.

  1. Your identification or passport;
  2. Your birth certificate;
  3. Your parents’ marriage certificate;
  4. If you were born out of wedlock, your father’s affidavit of parentage (not applicable if your father is deceased);
  5. Your U.S. parent’s U.S. passport or notarized true copy of U.S. passport;
  6. Your U.S. parent’s precise list of physical presence in the U.S. prior to your birth aboard;
  7. Evidence of your U.S. parent’s physical presence in the U.S. such as:  high school and university transcripts, military honorable discharge showing dates of service, Social Security Earning Statement, IRS W-2 forms, employers letters or certificates, salary slips, bank records (checking account statements), credit card statements, previous passports with stamps, etc.;
  8. Complete online and print Form DS-11: Application for a U.S. Passport , please do not sign this document;
  9. Payment (see fees and payment methods) by French bank check (chèque de banque, payable in France) made to the order of:  U.S. Embassy.

Once the Embassy receives all the required documents and payment, you may schedule an appointment by email at:

Appointments may be scheduled in Paris on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:30 PM, except on French and American holidays.

Appointments for Renunciation of Citizenship in Paris and Marseille

Please see the State Department web page on Renunciation of Citizenship.

To receive the renunciation documents or to schedule an appointment at the Embassy in Paris,  please send an email to:


A non-refundable renunciation fee of $2,350.00 (or 2280 Euros) is payable at the time of submission.  We only accept payment by credit card, cash (US Dollars or Euros), or by French bank check (chèque de banque, payable en France) made to the order of:  U.S. Embassy.