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DOS stops issuing diplomatic visas to unmarried same-sex partners

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 1, 2018

    DOS announces it will recognize as eligible for diplomatic visas only married same-sex spouses of government officials and international organization personnel traveling to and/or serving in the foreign missions or at international organizations in the U.S. Unmarried domestic partners will not qualify. [ID #736]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 1, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs

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