Social Security Administration


Please refer to this FAQs Page of the Federal Benefits Unit in Paris
for online information regarding your questions.


Further information is available as follows:  Social Security Administration


Department of Veterans Affairs

Office of Personal Management

Department of Labor

Railroad Retirement Board

The 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.

Apply Online

We encourage you to apply for Social Security retirement, spouse, Medicare only or disability on the internet at  It is secure, fast and easy.  Once you submit the application online, print the receipt, and wait.  SSA International Operations in Baltimore will contact you after about 6-8 weeks to review your claim and to request needed documents.

The online hours of operation are (French local time):

Weekdays 11 AM – 7 AM

Saturday 11 AM – 5 AM

Sunday 2 PM – 5:30 AM

Holidays 11 AM – 7 AM

How International Agreements Can Help

Income Taxation

SSA Taxation (PDF – 2,240K)