Consulates in Paris

The U.S. Embassy in Paris (Photo by Krokodyl)
The U.S. Embassy in Paris

How to contact your home consulate in Paris if you need citizen services (like a new passport application)

Remember: Embassies are for diplomats; Consulates are the citizens-services offices most visitors might need—for lost passports, visas, and the like.

Note that many consulates require appointments—and even if not, an appointment will make the interminable bureacratic wait much shorter.

Also, security tends to be, understandably, strict. Leave at your hotel all bags, backpacks, oversized purses, knives, glass bottles, laptops, cameras, and anything else that would raise eyebrows in an airport security–type situation. (Many also insist you keep your cellphones in your pocket or purse when on the premises.)

Foreign consulates in Paris

  • United States: American Citizen Services, 4 avenue Gabriel, 75008 Paris. Open by apppointments only. (tel. (1) 4312 2222; Fr.usembassy.gov). Metro: Concorde (1, 8, 12) or Champs-Élysèes–Clemenceau (1, 13)
  • Canada: 35 Montaigne Avenue, 75008 Paris (tel. (0)1 44 43 29 02; Canadainternational.gc.ca). Metro: Franklin D. Roosevelt (1, 9)
  • United Kingdom: 16 rue d’Anjou, 75008 Paris. (tel. (0)1 44 51 31 00; Gov.uk). Metro: Madeleine (8, 12, 14)
  • Australia: 4 rue Jean Rey, 75724 Paris. (tel. (0)1 40 59 33 00; France.embassy.gov.au). Metro: Bir-Hakeim (6)
  • New Zealand: 103 rue de Grenelle, Paris 75007. (tel. (0)1 45 01 43 43; Nzembassy.comMetro: Varenne (13) or Solférino (12)
  • South Africa: 59 quai d’Orsay (Consular entrance: rue Henri Moisan, facing no. 4), 75343 Paris. (tel. (0)1 53 59 23 23; Afriquesud.net)
    Metro: Invalides (8, 13, RER C) or Alma-Marceau (9)
 

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