Passports

Welcome to the Passport & Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy in Paris.  We provide services for United States Citizens in France from our offices in Paris, Marseille and Strasbourg.

Passport services are provided by appointment or on a mail-in basis for routine passport applications. The processing time for routine passport renewals is 4-6 weeks. Passport services are NOT available on weekends, or on French or U.S. holidays.

Apply Now to Get Ahead of the Surge and Avoid Delays

In 2007, the Department of State experienced an unprecedented surge in passport applications, issuing over 18 million passports as a result of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).  Nearly ten years later, those passports are beginning to expire, and we have been experiencing increased demand for passport renewals.  This increase in demand may lead to longer processing times, so we encourage you to apply for your passport well in advance of your travel plans.

Select your passport service location below for information on how to renew your passport by mail (some restrictions apply), or see below for more detailed information on how to apply for your passport by appointment in Paris, Marseille, or Strasbourg.

Off-Site Consular Services Days 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 at the following location: 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.

Select Your Passport Service Location:

Paris:  Appointments in Paris are available Monday through Friday, not including French and U.S. holidays.

  1. Renew an Adult Passport
  2. Renew a Child’s Passport
  3. First Child’s Passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad
  4. Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Passport
  5. Replace Limited Validity Emergency Passport
  6. Change of Legal Name
  7. Apply for a Second Regular Passport
  8. First Adult Passport/Replacement of a Passport Issued Over 15 Years
  9. Passport Card
  10. Passport Photo Requirements
  11. Passport and Consular Reports of Birth Abroad: fees and payment methods
  12. Online Appointment System

Important Information for Customers

Payment Methods:

As of Friday, September 30, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Paris and Consulates General in Marseille and Strasbourg will no longer accept payment by the Mandat Cash from the Banque Postale. Mail-in consular service customers in Marseille must pay by French bank check (chèque de banque payable en France) made to the order of:  U.S. Embassy.  We do NOT accept chèques certifiés, or personal checks.  “Mandat Cash”  Is No Longer Accepted as a Method of Payment

U.S. Passport Photographs:

Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed on passport photos.  For more information please see the Department of State website page.

 

 

Consulate General Marseille:  All appointments are available online, except on French and U.S. holidays

Important Information for Customers

Payment Methods:

As of Friday, September 30, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Paris and Consulates General in Marseille and Strasbourg will no longer accept payment by the Mandat Cash from the Banque Postale. Mail-in consular service customers in Marseille must pay by French bank check (chèque de banque payable en France) made to the order of:  U.S. Embassy.  We do NOT accept chèques certifiés, or personal checks.  “Mandat Cash”  Is No Longer Accepted as a Method of Payment

U.S. Passport Photographs:

Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed on passport photos.  For more information please see the Department of State website page.

Consulate General Strasbourg: Appointments are available by email or phone.

Passport Services in Strasbourg

Please note:   For Consular services rendered at the Consulate General in Strasbourg, payment may be made by major credit card only as we do not accept personal checks and/or cash in dollars or euros.

The Consulate General in Strasbourg provides the following Passport Services to American Citizens:
If you need to make an appointment with the Consulate General in Strasbourg, please send us an email or call 01.43.12.47.11 or 03.88.35.86.15.
  • Receiving/processing applications for new passports and forwarding passport requests to Embassy Paris (see the Paris Passport Services information above);
  • Receiving/processing requests for Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) of American Citizens;
  • Receiving/processing inquiries about possible American citizenship.

Please note:  Online appointments are only scheduled for consular services provided at the Embassy in Paris or the Consulate General in Marseille.

Important Information for Customers

Payment Methods:

As of Friday, September 30, 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Paris and Consulates General in Marseille and Strasbourg will no longer accept payment by the Mandat Cash from the Banque Postale. Mail-in consular service customers in Marseille must pay by French bank check (chèque de banque payable en France) made to the order of:  U.S. Embassy.  We do NOT accept chèques certifiés, or personal checks.  “Mandat Cash”  Is No Longer Accepted as a Method of Payment

U.S. Passport Photographs:

Starting November 1, 2016, eye glasses will no longer be allowed on passport photos.  For more information please see the Department of State website page.

For more information please refer to the State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs website pages.