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U.S. Consulate General


The Consulate General is headed by a Consul General who is responsible for all operations in Marseille.

The Consul General is assisted by a deputy, who runs consular and administrative services on day-to-day basis. The Consulate General and the Consular Agency together represent two United States Government agencies: the Department of State and the Navy’s Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). The U.S. Navy’s Sixth Fleet liaison officer with the French Mediterranean Navy, and his staff assistant in nearby Toulon (where the French navy’s Mediterranean fleet is anchored) work closely with the Consulate General.


The Consulate General has five main areas of responsibility:

  1. Assisting American citizens via the provision of Consular Services.
  2. Promoting U.S. businesses and greater trade between the U.S. and the south of France and Monaco.
  3. Articulating and advancing official United States Government positions and American values.
  4. Supporting the U.S. Navy’s Sixth Fleet in connection with ship visits to Mediterranean ports in France and Monaco.
  5. Conducting diplomatic relations with the Principality of Monaco.

Consular District

The Marseille Consular District includes four French regions (Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence-Alps-Côte d’Azur –“ PACA”, Midi Pyrenees, and Corsica) which together make up 18 departments and the principality of Monaco, with a total population of more than 8 million people, some of 16% of France’s total population.

The territory covered by the consular district constitutes one of France’s most dynamic areas and is often dubbed the “French sun belt” because of its pleasant climate. Economic activity and population are increasing on a yearly basis as many new companies, both French and foreign (including many U.S. businesses) seek to locate there. Major cities are Marseille, Toulouse, Nice, Montpellier, Cannes, Aix-en-Provence, Toulon, Avignon, Perpignan, Ajaccio, Bastia and Monte Carlo. Principal economic activities are agro-industry, information technology, bio-technology, aviation, maritime transportation, petrochemicals, and tourism.

U.S. Citizens Services

For any American citizen needing an emergency passport on that day, please contact the U.S. Embassy in Paris and follow the instructions provided here.

Further information can be found at:  EMERGENCY PASSPORTS (Emergency Travel within the next 7 days)

The U.S. Consulate General in Marseille provides the following services:

U.S. citizens should visit enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.