Press Release from the U.S. State Department re closure of U.S. Consular Agency in Nice

Consulate General of the United States of America,
Place Varian Fry – 13006 Marseille – France.

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 (http://marseille.usconsulate.gov) 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.

*The Marseille consular district includes Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Bouches-du-Rhône, Corsica, Gard, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Herault, Lot, Lozere, Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Var, Vaucluse, and Monaco