The jurisdiction of the Consulate General of France in Atlanta covers six states : Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
The Atlanta location fulfills the traditional functions of a Consulate General of France in a foreign country: Chancellery functions (visas, passports and all administrative formalities), a Department of Cultural Cooperation, a Department of Scientific Cooperation and a Department of Press and Communications.
The Chancellery serves its purpose to help and support our fellow expatriate citizens as well as those passing through the United States: social assistance, scholarships, aid to French nationals having difficulties passing through the United States, assistance to incarcerated French citizens. It is the intermediary between the French administration for the country’s nationals, enabling them to maintain their links to the French administration and exercise their rights as citizens.
The Cultural Office is active in the Southeast in educational, university and artistic partnerships and cooperation. The Cultural Services Department works with its American partners to promote Franco-American exchanges in the artistic, audiovisual, literary, educational, university, and non-governmental fields. It provides support and advice to individuals and institutions and develops numerous programs and projects in partnership with them.
The Scientific Office’s task is to identify new possibilities for collaboration in the domain of research, most notably between American clusters located within the region and their French counterparts. It is a priority of the Consulate general of France in Atlanta. Both France and the American Southeast share the benefit of excellent universities and research centers. Contacts and exchanges between them already exist, but they can be developped and furthered.
The Press Office is tasked with maintaining close relations with the local media and the official institutions, with explaining French government policy in foreign and domestic affairs, and with updating the Consulate’s Website (including its Newsletter, Twitter, and Facebook Page).
On May 17, 2010, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta moved to new premises in the center of Buckhead, in the Lenox Building (3399 Peachtree Road NE - Atlanta, GA 30326). This move marked the creation of the "Maison de France," uniting the Consulate, Ubifrance and Atlanta’s French-American Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Foreign Trade Advisors of France, l’Ecole du samedi and the organization, Atlanta-Accueil who also have an office to receive visitors.