For travel to the United States on a temporary basis, including tourism, temporary employment, study and exchange.
For foreign citizens who want to live permanently in the United States.
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries* to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements.
Alerts and Messages for U.S. visitors to France.
U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call 01.43.12.22.22
Outside of Office Hours, contact: 01.43.12.22.22
Outside of France: 011.33.1.43.12.22.22
The Information Resource Center (IRC) of the Embassy of the United States in France aims to serve those who need research, reference and documentation services on U.S. foreign and domestic policies.
Learn more about quality higher-education opportunities in the U.S. that you will not find anywhere else in the world.
Africa Regional Services (ARS Paris) is a branch office of AF/PDPA located in Paris that supports AF posts’ public diplomacy activities. It provides materials and resources in French, as well as products and services to all of Africa, Haiti.
2 avenue Gabriel
Phone:  (1)43122222
Alt Phone: (33) 1 42 66 97 83
To complete the DS-5535, click here (PDF 53 KB).
After completing the DS-5535, scan the three pages as one file and attach to an email to: Paris221gdocs@state.gov, for the Subject of the email, please use your: FAMILY NAME, First Name - DS-5535.
*Please note that sending your DS-5535 as separate files for each page will delay processing*
Additional Documents to submit (e.g. court records, CV/resume, acte de naissance, etc.)
AUTHORITIES: The information on this form is requested pursuant to Section 212(a) and 221 and as required by Section 222 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. Section 222(f) provides that the records of the Department of State and of diplomatic and consular offices of the United States pertaining to the issuance and refusal of visas or permits to enter the United States shall be considered confidential and shall be used only for the formulation, amendment, administration, or enforcement of the immigration, nationality, and other laws of the United States. Certified copies of such records may, in the discretion of the Secretary of State, be made available to a court provided the court certifies that the information contained in such records is needed in a case pending before the court.
PURPOSE: The U.S. Department of State uses the information provided on this form to determine an individual’s eligibility for a U.S. visa. Individuals who fail to submit this form or who do not provide all the requested information may be denied a U.S. visa. Although furnishing this information is voluntary, failure to provide this information may delay or prevent the processing of an individual visa application.