Guide to Embassies in Paris: What Visitors Should Know

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    When Should I Contact my Embassy?

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    ••• The face of the British embassy in Paris. Krokodyl/Some rights reserved under Creative Commons.

    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. 

    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.

    Please scroll...MORE 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.
    ••• 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:

    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: citizeninfo@state.gov

    Emergency phone contact: +33 (0)1.43.12.22.22 (note: you must drop the country code,...MORE "33" and add back the "0" when dialing from within France)

    Opening Hours by Service:

    Registering with the American Embassy in Paris: All American citizens traveling to France should register with the embassy ahead of their trip.
    (Register here)

    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.
    ••• The Canadian Embassy in Paris. Wikimedia Commons

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

    Location:

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

    Emergency phone contact: 33 (0)1.44.43.29.00. (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...MORE embassies and consulates in Paris, including for countries belonging to the European Union, you can browse an alphabetical list at this page.