I just called this department hall then the city hall. Unfortunately I was right: an
optical readingmachine readable passport isn't enough anymore and the ones with biometrics will only be available next Spring (at best)… In the mean time anybody travelling to the US from the EECthis country must ask for a visa.
This takes us how many years back?
This is the mean side of me showing but I do hope they'll be severly understaffed at the US embassy in Paris.
Let me rephrase it: I do hope they will dimension their staff at the US embassy in Paris accordingly.