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Nonimmigrant Visas

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Paris is responsible for providing visa services to those seeking to enter the United States for a temporary period and for those wishing to take up indefinite or permanent residence in the United States.

French citizens and citizens of certain other countries seeking to visit the U.S. for short-term business or tourist travel may be eligible for the Visa Waiver Program/ESTA. More about the eligibility requirements.

For complete information on applying for a nonimmigrant U.S. visa, please visit our Global Support Services (GSS) website, which including a directory of nonimmigrant visa categories.

To apply for a nonimmigrant visa, please click on this link.

Main steps to remember (per applicant):

Tourism, business, study, exchange, temporary work


Diplomats & Other Government Officials (A, G, NATO)

  • Submit official and diplomatic visa applications in person or by courier to the Consular Section at 4 Avenue Gabriel, Paris 75008, Monday through Friday at 1400.
  • Find more information.


Treaty Trader (E-1) and Treaty Investor (E-2) Visas

  • Treaty Trader (E-1) and Treaty Investor (E-2) visas are for citizens of countries with which the United States maintains treaties of commerce and navigation, including France.
  • Find E-1, E-2 Visa Information

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Interview Waiver

  • Visa applicants who meet strict criteria may be eligible to renew their visas by mail, without a visa interview.
  • See waiver eligibility

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