The State Department’s global visa wait times for Paris continue to grow and substantial visa processing delays are expected through mid-September due to the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games and D-Day 80th anniversary celebrations.

Key Points:

  • The Olympics will take place in Paris from July 26 to Aug. 11 and the Paralympics will take place from Aug. 28 to Sept. 8.
  • Travelers are encouraged to regularly check the U.S. Embassy special events page for France before and during their stay.
  • The most current visa appointment wait times for the U.S. Embassy Paris can be found here.

Additional Information: Individuals applying for a U.S. visa in Paris should expect delays through at least mid-September 2024. The U.S. Embassy Paris will primarily be providing American citizen services during these events due to the embassy’s location and the increased presence of U.S. citizens in Paris.

The State Department urged travelers in need of a new passport to have their passports renewed as soon as possible if traveling to France and Europe this summer. The French government has launched a new consulate platform to help streamline the visa application process for the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games. While U.S. citizens generally do not need a visa to enter France, travelers can complete a short online questionnaire to determine if they require a visa.

This alert has been provided by the BAL U.S. Practice Group.

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