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U.S. citizen services are not provided in Rennes except during off-site consular services days. Please refer to U.S. Citizen Services for information on services provided in France. The U.S. Citizen Services unit does not answer U.S. Visa questions.

U.S. Consulate

History and Mission

U.S. Ambassador to France Felix Rohatyn and Mayor Edmond Hervé inaugurated the American Presence Post (APP) in Rennes in January 2000.

APP Rennes was established to build greater understanding of the United States in western France and to expand the strong ties of friendship between the two nations.

Its missions are:

  • to support American business;
  • to promote greater exchanges between the United States and the regions of western France;
  • to provide information on the United States and American policy to American and French citizens.

Rennes’ central location provides convenient access to the area covered by the APP, which includes Lower Normandy, Brittany, and Pays de la Loire.

The office in Rennes cannot provide visas to French citizens. All questions related to visas to the United States should be referred to the American Embassy Visa Services in Paris.

The office is closed on French and American holidays.

U.S. Citizen Services

The American Presence Posts in France do not provide U.S. Citizen services.

Please refer to these Embassy website pages for information on all U.S. Citizen Services provided in France.

  • Telephone 01 43 12 22 22  [then dial 0 (zero) when you hear the automated greeting]
  • From the United States, telephone 011 33 1 43 12 22 22 [then 0 (zero)]
Note: the time difference between Washington D.C., and Paris, France is + 6  hours (9:00 a.m. EDT is 3:00 p.m. in Paris)

  • Telephone 01 43 12 22 22  [then dial 0 (zero) when you hear the automated greeting]
  • From the United States, telephone 011 33 1 43 12 22 22 [then 0 (zero)]
  • Send an e-mail to our citizeninfo@state.gov e-mail box.
    • In order to maintain telephone lines available for emergencies only, the preferred way to contact us is via email, average response time, 24 hours.

  • Before traveling, or during your stay in France, take a moment to look at our information on Lost, Stolen or Mutilated Passport replacements as well as Emergency Passport Services for imminent departures.
  • See also U.S. Department of State emergency resources below.
Non-Emergency Issues: please see information on all U.S. Citizen Services.

Emergency Resources
View emergency assistance resources available to U.S. Citizens in France.

Know before you go! 
Prior to your departure for France, please refer to the  Country Specific Information Sheet for France and Monaco issued by the Department of State.

Living in Western France

Please refer to this webpage.