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DOS tightens visa restrictions for Chinese Communist Party members

  1. Original Date Announced

    December 2, 2020

    DOS limits travel into the U.S. for CCP members, their spouses, and their children under age 21. Specifically, travel visas (B-1, B-2, or B-1/B-2) for such individuals are newly limited to one month, single entry. This policy change was made through the addition of a country specific footnote to the State Department Reciprocity Schedule for China.

    (ID #1204)

    2020.12.2 China, Reciprocity Schedule, Country Specific Footnotes, Footnote #4
  2. Effective Date

    December 2, 2020

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Actions: Agency Directive Change in Practice
Agencies Affected: Bureau of Consular Affairs


  • 2020.12.3 NYT U.S. Tightens Visa Rules for Chinese Communist Party Members

    NYT article discussing the change including commentary from the DOS spoksperson.

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