Passport Services in Paris

Welcome to the Passport and Citizenship Unit of the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in France

We provide services for U.S. Citizens at the Embassy in Paris and Consulates in Marseille and Strasbourg.

IMPORTANT

Reminder for Dual National U.S. Citizens:  U.S. law requires all U.S. citizens, including dual-national citizens, to enter the United States using their U.S. passport. We urge all U.S. citizens to keep their U.S. passports current.

Please do not come to the Embassy if you or a family member are sick or if you have been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

Please arrive on time, ensure that all forms are completed fully and that you have all original documents with copies ready to present. You should also be prepared to pay for your service in cash with exact change for the fee. Our goal is to minimize the time each client spends in our waiting room. If you are unable to find an available appointment online and you have a ticketed flight within the next three weeks, please contact PassportsParis@state.gov and attach a copy of your ticket to request service.

U.S. citizens should visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in France and enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.


Select Your U.S. Passport Service Below

My Passport is Lost/Stolen/Damaged (including for Emergency Travel within the next 7 days) In person only

The U.S. Embassy in Paris accepts applications for emergency passports on a walk-in basis from 8:00 am to 11 am Monday-Friday (please check our calendar for U.S./French Holidays).

When traveling to France, please note that the Government of France does NOT recognize the 12-page U.S. emergency passport, issued by U.S. embassies and consulates overseas, as a valid travel document for visa-free travel, and, if traveling on this emergency passport, you may be refused boarding and/or entry to France by immigration officials. Read more about French entry/exit requirements here.

Important Note: Passports must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area.

If you need to replace a visa that was in your lost/stolen passport, you will need to apply for a 10-year passport.

Lost/stolen/damaged passport and I am traveling within the next 7 days Lost/stolen/damaged passport and I am  NOT traveling within the next 7 days
Appointment No appointment is necessary. The U.S. Embassy in Paris accepts applications for emergency passports on a walk-in basis from 8:00 am to 11 am Monday-Friday (please check our calendar for U.S./French Holidays). Gather the required items below and make your appointment here. If you are unable to find an available appointment online and you have a ticketed flight within the next three weeks, please contact PassportsParis@state.gov and attach a copy of your ticket to request service.
Forms

Note: You cannot currently list a “Country” when completing the “Emergency Contact” section on our forms. Please list an emergency contact in the United States.

Complete online and print forms: Form DS-11 and Form DS-64 (If your passport was lost or stolen) (PDF 47 KB)

If your current passport has less than 6 months validity, you only need to complete Form DS-82.

Please do NOT sign form DS-11

If you never had a U.S. Social Security Number, fill out and submit this form.

If you do not remember your U.S. Social Security Number, please email the Federal Benefit Unit before applying for the passport.

Tip: Forms may be completed, and photos taken onsite at the embassy.

Tip: If you have had an identity document lost or stolen, go to the Dept. Of Justice’s suggestions for suggestions on protecting yourself from identity theft

Complete online and print forms: Form DS-11 and Form DS-64 (If your passport was lost or stolen) (PDF 47 KB)

If your current passport has less than 6 months validity, you only need to complete Form DS-82.

Please do NOT sign form DS-11.

If you never had a U.S. Social Security Number, fill out and submit this form.

If you do not remember your U.S. Social Security Number, please email the Federal Benefit Unit before applying for the passport.

Tip: Forms may be completed, and photos taken onsite at the embassy.

Tip: If you have had an identity document lost or stolen, go to the Dept. Of Justice’s webpage for suggestions on protecting yourself from identity theft

Supporting Documents Adults over 16: Copies or originals of any/all photo IDs you still have

For minors under 16: Both parents and the child must be present. Both parents must consent to passport renewal. If only one parent can come, please click here (look at step 7).

Adults over 16: Copies or originals of any/all photo IDs you still have

For minors under 16: Both parents and the child must be present. Both parents must consent to passport renewal. If only one parent can come, please click here (look at step 7).

Photo One color 2×2 inch photo. Click here for photos requirements. One color 2×2 inch photo. Click here for photos requirements.
Payment Pay the fee of 135 USD for children or 165 USD for adults (or the Euro equivalent) at the time of your interview, in cash or by credit card (the credit card holder must be present with a valid Government photo ID).

Are all your forms of payment stolen?  Here is a tip that may help: anyone can offer you financial assistance, please bring him/her along to pay. Otherwise, we will assist you to contact your family or friends in the United States for financial assistance.

Pay the fee of 135 USD for children or 165 USD for adults (or the Euro equivalent) at the time of your interview, in cash or by credit card (the credit card holder must be present with a valid Government photo ID).

Are all your forms of payment stolen?  Here is a tip that may help: anyone can offer you financial assistance, please bring him/her along to pay. Otherwise, we will assist you to contact your family or friends in the United States for financial assistance.

Return Envelope N/A IMPORTANT:

A prepaid self-addressed Chronopost for France, or Collissimo, or a Lettre Suivie 500g size A4 only.

Processing Time Same day Two weeks
Location U.S. Embassy
Consular Section
4, avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris
Métro Concorde
U.S. Embassy
Consular Section
4, avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris
Métro Concorde

 

I am Renewing my 10-Year Passport (by mail)
FORM Complete and print online form DS-82. You must SIGN the completed form DS-82 before mailing your application.

Has your name changed? Please follow the instructions and links provided here.

If you never had a U.S. Social Security Number, fill out and submit this form (PDF 80 KB). If you do not remember your U.S. Social Security Number, please email the Federal Benefit Unit before applying for the passport.

PHOTO One color 2×2 inch photo. Click here for photos requirements.
PASSPORT Your most recent U.S. passport.
PAYMENT Pay the $130 passport application fee via the U.S. government’s secure payment site. You must print the electronic confirmation you receive via e-mail after successfully paying the fee and include it in the package you send to the embassy.
A RETURN ENVELOPE A prepaid self-addressed Chronopost for France, or Collissimo, or a Lettre Suivie 500g size A4 only. Please make sure to keep your envelope tracking number.
WHERE TO MAIL MY APPLICATION U.S. Embassy
ACS/Passport Unit
4, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08
PROCESSING TIME 2 weeks

 

I am under 16
 I need to Renew my 5-Year Passport (in person only)
APPOINTMENT Make your online appointment for Paris here.

If you are unable to find an available appointment online and you have a ticketed flight within the next three weeks, please contact PassportsParis@state.gov and attach a copy of your ticket to request service.

WHO MUST COME? Both parents and the child must be present. Both parents must consent to passport renewal. If only one parent can come, please go to the Department of State’s webpage on passports for children under 16 years of age (click on item 7). Please click here if you need the French version of the DS-3053.
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:
FORM

Note: you cannot currently list a “Country” when completing the “Emergency Contact” section on our forms. Please list an emergency contact in the United States.

Complete and print online form DS-11. Please do NOT sign it. If you never had a U.S. Social Security number, complete and submit this form with your passport application. If you do not remember your U.S. Social Security Number, please email the Federal Benefit Unit before applying for the passport.
BOTH PARENTS’ VALID GOVERNMENT-ISSUED IDS: Original and copy
CHILD’S PASSPORT Most recent U.S. passport
BIRTH CERTIFICATE Original and copy: you can either submit a Consular Report of Birth Abroad or a U.S. Birth certificate
PHOTO One color 2×2 inch photo. Click here for photos requirements.
 A RETURN ENVELOPE Either a prepaid self-addressed Chronopost for France, or Collissimo, or a Lettre suivie 500g size A4 only
 PAYMENT You can pay the fee of 135 USD (or the Euro equivalent) at the time of your interview in cash or credit card (the credit card holder must be present).
PROCESSING TIME 2 WEEKS

 

 

I am over 16
My current passport is valid for 5 years OR I am applying for my first U.S. Passport OR my most recent U.S. passport was issued OVER 15 years ago (in person only)
APPOINTMENT     Make your online appointment for Paris here.

If you are unable to find an available appointment online and you have a ticketed flight within the next three weeks, please contact PassportsParis@state.gov and attach a copy of your ticket to request service.

PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:
FORM

Note: you cannot currently list a “Country” when completing the “Emergency Contact” section on our forms. Please list an emergency contact in the United States.

Complete and print online form DS-11. Please do NOT sign it. If you have never had a U.S. Social Security Number, please complete and submit this form with your passport application. If you do not remember your U.S. Social Security Number, please contact the Federal Benefit Unit before applying for the passport.
PASSPORT Your most recent U.S. passport (if applicable)

If your most recent U.S. passport expired more than 15 years ago, please bring an original and copy of your valid government-issued ID (foreign passport, French ID, etc.)

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP  Original and copy of your U.S. Birth certificate, Report of Birth Abroad, or Naturalization Certificate
PHOTO  One color 2×2 inch photo. Click here for photos requirements
A RETURN ENVELOPE Either a prepaid self-addressed Chronopost for France, or Collissimo, or a Lettre suivie 500g size A4 only
PAYMENT      You can pay the fee of 165 USD (or the Euro equivalent) at the time of your interview in cash or by credit card (the credit card holder must be present).
PROCESSING TIME 2 WEEKS

 

A Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) is a formal document certifying the acquisition of United States citizenship at birth for a person born abroad to a U.S. citizen parent or parents who meet the requirements for transmitting citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). U.S. non-citizen nationals are also eligible for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, using the non-citizen option.

Please make your appointment here for both applications

Completing the Online eCRBA Application (Paris applicants only)

This new online process (eCRBA) allows U.S. citizen parents to complete a Consular Report of Birth Abroad application online, upload all required documents, and submit payment prior to the in-person interview. Note that you need to meet the criteria below to apply online. If you don’t meet any of the criteria, you must apply by completing a paper application (DS-2029).

To begin the online application, you need to create a MyTravelGov account. MyTravelGov is a secure, encrypted portal. Once you complete the online application and submit payment, you will be directed to schedule your appointment at the U.S. Embassy. You can schedule your appointment here.

To apply for a CRBA online, you MUST meet all the following criteria:

  • You are applying for an appointment in Paris
  • The child was born in France
  • The child is under the age of 18
  • At least one parent a U.S. citizen or U.S. non-citizen national when the child was born.
  • You did not use Assisted Reproductive Technology to have your child.
  • You can use a credit/debit card or a direct payment method from a U.S. dollar-denominated bank account (also known as “ACH”) to pay online for your Consular Report of Birth Abroad application?
  • You are a biological parent of the child for whom you are applying for a CRBA

 

Passport application

Please see

I am under 16 and I need to renew my 5-Year Passport (in person only)

 

I Need to Replace My Emergency Passport (by mail)

If your emergency passport has Expired: please click here.

If your Emergency Passport is still valid:

PLEASE SEND:

  • FORM – Note: you cannot currently list a “Country” when completing the “Emergency Contact” section on our forms. Please list an emergency contact in the United States.

Complete, print and sign form DS-5504.  If you have never had a U.S. Social Security Number, please complete and submit this form with your passport application. If you do not remember your U.S. Social Security Number, please email the Federal Benefit Unit before applying for the passport. Has your name changed? Please follow the instructions and links provided here.

  • Your most recent passport
  • One color 2×2 inch photo. Click here for photos requirements.
  • A RETURN ENVELOPE.  Either a prepaid Chronopost  for France, or Collissimo, or a Lettre suivie 500g size A4 only, for the return of your passports.

WHERE TO MAIL MY APPLICATION?

U.S. Embassy
ACS/Passport Unit
4, avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08

PROCESSING TIME  2 WEEKS

I am a Frequent Traveler and I Need a Second Passport (in person)

Make your online appointment for Paris here.

SUBMIT:

FORM

Note: you cannot currently list a “Country” when completing the “Emergency Contact” section on our forms. Please list an emergency contact in the United States.

Complete and print form DS-82. Please sign it. If you have never had a U.S. Social Security Number, please complete and submit this form with your passport application. If you do not remember your U.S. Social Security Number, please email the Federal Benefit Unit before applying for the passport. If you are renewing your second passport, please enter this passport number.

 

Bring your most recent or second passport

PROVIDE THE “STATEMENT OF SUPPORT OF APPLICATION FOR A SECOND PASSPORT”

Complete, sign and date this statement (PDF – 176K) giving the reason(s) why the second passport is required.

One color 2×2 inch photo. Click here for photos requirements;

A RETURN ENVELOPE:

Bring either a prepaid self-addressed Chronopost for France, or Collissimo, or a Lettre suivie 500g size A4 only

PAYMENT

You can pay the fee of 130 USD (or the Euro equivalent) at the time of your interview in cash or by credit card (the credit card holder must be present).

PROCESSING TIME

Due to COVID-19, renunciation services are suspended until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. For information on renunciation of U.S. citizenship, please go here.

Frequently asked questions (ADD LINK)

If your question is not answered above

For U.S. Passport Questions contact us at: PassportsParis@state.gov

For Consular Reports of Birth Questions contact us at: CRBAParis@state.gov