AAWE and AARO host a wide-ranging discussion with consular staff from the Paris Embassy
On March 18, 2021 AAWE (Association of American Women in Europe) and AARO jointly hosted a video conference with officials from the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Also invited were members of the American Club of Paris, American Women’s Club (AWG) and the American Catholic Women’s Organization.
We have made both a video recording and a written report available so you can review the topics that were discussed.
The consular staff covered a wide range of topics including:
- current travel issues between France and the U.S.
- restrictions on travel to the U.S. by Americans and family members
- establishing U.S. citizenship for children and grandchildren
- documentation needed to prove 5 years residency in the U.S. for citizenship
- passport renewals
- reporting births to establish U.S. citizenship
U.S. Embassy participants included:
- Bryan Aggeler, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy, France
- Robert F. Hannan, Consul General, U.S. Embassy, France
- Jay Epping, American Citizen Services Chief
- Eugene Garmize, Passport Chief
While some of the discussion focused on France, there is considerable information on citizenship, traveling to the U.S., passports and naturalization that will be useful for Americans around the world.
Do note that all material discussed was current as of March 18, 2021. Circumstances may well have changed, so make sure you search out the most current information.
View the video on our YouTube channel
Download a copy of the report: U.S. Citizenship Conference Report
Helpful Links and Email Addresses
During the Q&A session, the Consular staff listed a number of email addresses and webpage links for further information.
Register with the Embassy
State Department Website for travelers
Voting Information and Assistance
U.S. Income Tax Information (Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad)
Choosing a Tax Professional
Selective Service Information
(This does not always work from overseas. You may need a VPN. If you can’t get through, contact the Consular Section.)
Contact info for the Paris Federal Benefits Unit
Contact info for the Passport and Citizenship Unit at Embassy Paris
Starting the application process for an Immigrant Visa
Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBAs) and Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship at Birth
General Information for Birth of U.S. Citizens Abroad
CRBA Applications and Appointments at Embassy Paris
USCIS Policy Guidance
Expeditious Naturalization under the Childhood Citizenship Act - INA Section 320
Expeditious Naturalization "through the grandparents" - INA Section 322
USCIS Policy Guidance: https://www.uscis.gov/policy
General COVID information
French COVID requirements
COVID Stimulus Payment