Emergency Contact Information for U.S. Citizens

The numbers below are provided for U.S. Citizens who are distressed and require emergency services such as assistance with the death, arrest, illness, children’s issues, abduction in progress, or injury of an American citizen.

Routine services such as passport renewals, reports of birth abroad, and notarial services are NOT considered emergencies and are processed during regular business hours

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL THE EMBASSY TELEPHONE ATTENDANTS:

  • In France dial 01-43-12-22-22 [then dial 0 (zero) when you hear the automated greeting].
  • If you are calling from the U.S., please dial 011-33-1-43-12-22-22 [then 0 (zero)].
  • Important Note:  On Saturday February 18, please dial 01-42-66-97-83 if in France;  From the U.S. dial 011-33-1-42-66-97-83.

NOTE:  Time difference between Washington D.C. and Paris is + 6 hours.

In case of emergency (death, or serious medical condition of a U.S. citizen), you may send an email with subject line “EMERGENCY” + (brief description). Please note that this mailbox is monitored during working hours only. For after-hours emergency assistance, please contact the embassy’s switchboard at the number listed above.

If you have an emergency situation in Southern France: dial 01 43 12 47 54 during business hours, or send an email . Please note that this mailbox is monitored during working hours only. For after-hours emergency assistance, please contact the embassy’s switchboard at the number listed above.

We do not provide information on visas from the U.S. Citizen Services Emergency Contact addresses. For all U.S. visa questions, please refer to the visa pages of our website.