Nice Consular Agency
Pending the start of the newly hired Special Consular Services Assistant in Nice, appointments for consular services are available online at the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille. Please visit marseille.usconsulate.gov to make an appointment for passport, citizenship, or notarial services. For matters involving deaths of U.S. citizens, welfare cases, and arrests, please call 01 43 12 47 54.
U.S. Visa Services
The Consular Agency in Nice does not provide U.S. visa services. The U.S. Embassy in Paris is the only office providing visa services in France. Please refer to the Paris website page for visa information.
American Citizen Services
The Consular Agency in Nice provides limited passport and citizenship services for American citizens and accepts birth registrations for U.S. citizen children born abroad. A full range of passport and citizenship services are available at the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille.
Passport and Citizenship Services in Nice
The Consular Agency in Nice accepts, by appointment only, all passport and citizenship applications requiring a personal appearance. Applications for these services will be transmitted to the Consulate General in Marseille for processing
Applications for regular passport renewals for persons holding a 10-year validity passport issued within the last 15 years should be sent directly to the Consulate General in Marseille, Place Varian Fry, 13006 Marseille. Please include a self addressed CHRONOPOST envelope in the application. For details on the application process you may refer to Marseille's webpage on Passport Services.
Passport photographs in Nice
All passport applications require two identical, recent color, U.S. passport sized photographs. If you need assistance finding a photographer, please refer to this list. (PDF 208 kb).
Payment for Passport Applications in Nice
Payment for services in Nice to include U.S passport applications must be by credit card only.
Notarial and Authentication Service
Notarial and authentication services are available by appointment only. Please contact the Consular Agency at telephone 04 93 88 89 55 to schedule an appointment. Payment for notarial services must be in dollars by credit card only.
At the time of your notarial appointment please bring:
- A valid passport or form of identity issued by a government agency — a U.S. driver's license or passport; for non-U.S. citizens a passport is required. (For identification purposes, we do not accept student ID or a French drivers' licenses.)
- the document to be notarized;
- fees for notarial and authentication services are $50 for the first consular seal/signature. For each additional consular seal/signature a supplementary fee of $50 will apply.
- If your document requires the presence of a witness, please bring these persons at the time of signature. Consular officers and staff may NOT be witnesses for notarial purposes.
All Federal Benefits questions (social security numbers and benefits) are handled by the Federal Benefits Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Please call our offices in Paris for further information or click on the following link to get general information on Federal Benefits.