U.S. Citizen Services
Closure of U.S. Consular Agency Nice
The U.S. Embassy to France and Monaco and the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille announce a consolidation of consular services in southern France in order to better serve the public and enhance security for customers and staff. Effective September 1, 2015, the U.S. Consular Agency in Nice will close. All routine and emergency consular services in the Marseille consular district* will be provided by the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille. The closure reflects the U.S. government’s policy of providing the highest quality consular service to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals in a location that offers a secure environment for all concerned.
As of September 1, 2015, all U.S. passport applications, reports of birth abroad applications, and notarial services must be scheduled at either the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille or the U.S. Embassy in Paris. For emergency services in the Marseille consular district, U.S. citizens are advised to contact the consular section at the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille. For emergency services in other regions of France, U.S. citizens are advised to contact the U.S. Embassy in Paris.
Please refer to the links provided below for detailed information about how to schedule an appointment for consular services and how to prepare for receiving your service.
U.S. Citizen Services
The city of Marseille has scheduled infrastructure works that will result in a power failure at the U.S. Consulate for the entire day on Monday, August 31, 2015. As a result, the Consulate will not be able to produce emergency passports on August 31. U.S. citizens who are traveling within the next 10 business days and are in need of an emergency passport must apply at Embassy Paris. For that date only, they should follow the instructions on Paris’ website at http://france.usembassy.gov/pass-imminent.html
Emergency passports will be available in Marseille again on Tuesday, September 1.
Due to a systems issue affecting global passport operations, there is currently a delay in the printing of passports. Routine passport processing time is 4-6 weeks. If you already applied for a passport and have travel plans within the next 10 business days, please consider requesting an emergency passport. Information about how to apply for an emergency passport is available here
Welcome to U.S. Citizens Services at the United States Consulate General in Marseille. This section provides information on specific consular services available to U.S. citizens in France. For further details, please select one of the links on the left.
- Passport Services
- Notarial Services (legalization of documents for use in the U.S. and France)
- Registering a Birth Abroad
- Resources for U.S citizens in France
- Internal Revenue Services (U.S. Taxes)
Register your trip with the U.S. Consulate General
All American citizens traveling to France should enroll with the embassy ahead of their travels using the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
U.S. Passport Validity for Travel to France
You should have at least six months’ passport validity prior to the expiration date whenever you travel to France.
If your passport does not meet the Schengen requirements, you may be refused boarding by the airline at your point of origin or while transferring planes. You could also be denied entry when you arrive in the Schengen area.
U.S. Citizen Services Outside of Marseille
As of September 30, 2014, all U.S. passport applications, reports of birth abroad applications and notarial services must be scheduled at either the U.S. Consulate General in Marseille or the U.S. Embassy in Paris
Worldwide Caution Security Information
The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution to provide information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated April 10, 2014. Read more...
U.S. Consulate General
American Citizen Services
Place Varian Fry
Note: For other services that are not listed above, please send an email to CitizenInfoMarseille@state.gov or call 01-43-12-47-54 during business hours on weekdays.
Marseille Consular District
• Associations (PDF - 157 kb)
• Doctors (PDF - 175 kb)
• Lawyers (PDF - 273 kb)
• Photographers (PDF - 31 kb)
• Sworn Translators (PDF - 15 kb)
• Funeral Homes (PDF - 15 kb)
Nice, Monaco and Vicinity
Closure of Nice Consular Agency
• Doctors (PDF - 150 kb)
• Lawyers (PDF - 129 kb)
• Photographers (PDF - 208 kb)
Six month passport validity
Passport validity "2:18"
Living in France, or traveling around the globe − American citizens may enroll in the State Department’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive travel updates, assistance in emergency situations, and routine embassy information.
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