Social Security Administration

Paris Federal Benefits Unit
Social Security Number FATCA event

The Paris Federal Benefits Unit is pleased to host a special Social Security number application intake event for U.S. citizens residing in France with FATCA compliance issues.  Please note during this event, we will only intake SS-5s and will not take questions regarding claims or other FBU issues.  This event is only for first time social security number applicants age 12 and older as a mandatory in person interview is required.  All other individuals who fail to meet these criteria will be turned away and only offered service through the FBU normal process.

Date: November 23, 2022
Location: Hotel Talleyrand, 2 Rue Saint-Florentin, 75001 Paris
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

Please note, this is an appointment only event, therefore you must schedule your appointment beforehand by using the following link: https://www.picktime.com/59094ca2-73c6-4aec-b479-bbd72ee08f2b

  • Click on the “Wednesday November 23rd date to choose your time.
  • Please note that one appointment per applicant is required.

Only scheduled individuals’ names are provided to the guards for entry.

Preparing for the process

Please make sure to bring with you a completed and signed SS-5-FS application for each individual applying for a social security number with all required original evidence and photocopies of the evidence you are submitting.  We will review and return your original documents back to you immediately.  You can print the SS-5-FS – https://www.ssa.gov/forms/ss-5fs.pdf .   

Please ensure you bring all required evidence to the event as we are unable to accept incomplete application packages.  Individuals with incomplete application packages will receive a refusal notice.

 Social Security Number Evidence Requirements

he form SS-5-FS lists the application requirements.  Please also visit https://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/ss5doc.htm and use the utility for your case specific information.

 

Where can I get answers to my Economic Impact Payments (EIP) questions?

You can find answers to most of your EIP-related questions at the IRS’ Economic Payment Information Center webpage (English) https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center.  If you do not see the answer to your question, you can call the Internal Revenue Service’s EIP hotline at 1-800-919-9835.  The Federal Benefits Unit or Social Security Administration cannot answer EIP questions about your specific situation.

The Federal Benefits Unit

Please be informed that the Federal Benefits Unit of the American Embassy Paris will resume phone calls as of September 19, 2022.  Our service is open to the public on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 9:00am and 11:00am

We continue to respond to inquiries from the public at FBU.Paris@ssa.gov.

When a personal interview is mandatory for the first time Social Security number application over 12 years of age, please contact us by email at FBU.Paris@ssa.gov to fix an appointment.

All other services/assistance are handled by letter, email, fax, or telephone.

The Federal Benefits Unit will NOT provide service to applicants who visit the Consular Section for routine passport and registration of birth services if they have not contacted the Federal Benefits Unit in advance.

When a personal interview is mandatory, we receive the public by appointment only.  You may request your in-person appointment by email at FBU.Paris@ssa.gov.  If your request concerns mandatory in-person appointment, we will reply to your email and propose a date and time, usually in the afternoons, for the appointment.

All other requests for services/assistance are handled by letter, email, fax or telephone.

The Federal Benefits Unit will NOT provide service to applicants who visit the Consular Section for routine passport and registration of birth services if they have not contacted the Federal Benefits Unit in advance.

Please visit the U.S. Citizen Services webpages for all other services.

How International Agreements Can Help

U.S. tax questions cannot be answered by the Federal Benefits Unit

Information on Income Taxation

Information on SSA Taxation (PDF – 2,240K)