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U.S. Citizen Services


The American Citizen Services Unit in Marseille will not be able to provide emergency passports on May 28 and 29.  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 those two dates only, they should follow the instructions on Paris’ website at

Emergency passports will be available in Marseille again on Monday, June 1.

U.S. Citizen Services

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.

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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
Consular Section
American Citizen Services
Place Varian Fry
13006 Marseille

Note: For other services that are not listed above, please send an email to or call 01-43-12-47-54 during business hours on weekdays.

ACS Marseille

Step Program

  • Step logo 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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