Guide to Embassies in Paris: What Visitors Should Know

As a basic safety precaution when traveling abroad, it's always a good idea to know where your local embassy or consulate is located. Especially If you're planning a first trip to Paris, make sure to take note of where your government representatives are located in case of an emergency or other needs. 

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When Should I Contact my Embassy?

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When to Contact or Visit Your Embassy:

In certain situations, it's not just a good idea to contact and/or visit your embassy: it's imperative that you do so. Situations that always warrant a trip include the following:

  • Loss or theft of your passport
  • Needing to report a missing person or a death
  • Other personal emergencies that might require the aid of your embassy

You may also wish to contact or visit your embassy to obtain travel safety advisories, assistance with long-term stays in Paris, and notarial services.

Note: It is always advised to register with your embassy ahead of your trip. This will make it easier for the embassy to locate you in case of an emergency. Many travelers overlook this important step, but you should arguably make time to take care of it before heading overseas. 

Please scroll down to find your embassy:

  • American Embassy in Paris
  • Canadian Embassy in Paris (and link to information for all other embassies)
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The American Embassy in Paris

The American Embassy in Paris.
Courtesy of the American Embassy

The American Embassy in Paris, centrally located between the Champs-Elysées and Chatelet on the city's right bank, provides numerous services to American citizens visiting or residing in Paris. Passport issuance or replacement, notarial services, travel safety advisories, and references to tax and legal professionals are among some of the services administered by the Office of American Services at the embassy.

Have you lost a passport? To replace your document immediately, you will need to visit the embassy in person, but you can also request a replacement passport by postal mail if you are visiting the French capital or the country for an extended period of time.

Location and Contact Info:

Office of American Services
4, avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris (8th arrondissement)
Metro: Concorde

Email contact: The quickest way to receive a response from the American Embassy is to send an email:

Emergency phone contact: +33 (0) (note: you must drop the country code, "33" and add back the "0" when dialing from within France)

Opening Hours by Service:

  • Passport services are available Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m., excepting American and French bank holidays, when the office is closed.
  • Notarial servicesare available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m., except on American and French bank holidays. The entire Embassy is closed on these days.
    (Read more about notarial services and how to prepare for one here)

Registering with the American Embassy in Paris: All American citizens traveling to France should register with the embassy ahead of their trip. Visit the citizen services page at the official website to learn how to do this. 

Please note: Large bags and suitcases will not be admitted through security at the embassy. Please make sure you only small bags, or you will most likely be turned away.

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The Canadian Embassy in Paris

The Canadian Embassy in Paris.
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The Canadian Embassy in Paris provides Canadian citizens visiting or residing in France with numerous crucial services, by person or by telephone and postal mail. The embassy is located in Paris' 8th arrondissement, near the Champs-Elysees.

Location and Contact Info:

35, avenue Montaigne
75008 Paris (8th arrondissement)
Metro: Alma-Marceau or Franklin D. Roosevelt

Emergency phone contact: 33 (0) (drop the country code, "33" and add back the "0" when dialing from within France)

Consular information by email: Fill out this form online

Opening Hours by Service:

Passport services are available Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m., excepting Canadian embassy holidays, when the office is closed.

During Your Stay-- an Online Guide: Canadian citizens staying for an extended period of time in Paris will find answers to many practical questions at the embassy's online guide:
(Read here)

Need another Embassy? 

To locate contact details and other practical information for all other embassies and consulates in Paris, including for countries belonging to the European Union, you can browse an alphabetical list at this page. Conducting quick "Embassy search" in the box on the right side of the page is the quickest way to find yours. 

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