Local Consular Information

Information about consular services available in the French Alps, including registration of births and help in emergencies...

Most countries have an Embassy or Consular Offices in Paris to deal with matters affecting their own nationals living in or visiting France. The UK and US also offer some consular services in the French Alps region.

UK Citizens

The British consulate in Marseille has jurisdiction over the French départements Ain, Isère, Savoie and Haute-Savoie.

The services include:

  • Registration of births
  • Information on transferring money between the UK and France
  • Providing help in the event of accident, hospitalisation or violent assault
  • Providing details of local lawyers, interpreters, doctors and funeral directors;
  • Offering support and contacting friends in a variety of other extreme or distressing situations


  • British Consulate, Marseille
    : 24 Avenue du Prado, 13006 Marseille
    Tel: 04 91 15 72 10 (after hours emergency number available by calling this number) 
    Fax: 04 91 37 47 06
    Open to the public: Monday to Friday 09:30-12:00 and 14:00-16:30

US Citizens

The American Presence Post in Lyon has jurisdiction over the French départements Ain, Isère, Savoie and Haute-Savoie, and can provide limited consular services to American citizens. The office does not accept visa applications or respond to enquiries about visas.

  • Lyon (American Presence Post)
    1 Quai Jules Courmont, 69002 Lyon
    Postal address: 1 quai Jules Courmont, 69289 Lyon Cedex 02
    Tel: 04 78 38 36 88 / 04 78 38 33 03
    Fax: 04 72 41 71 81