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Reported: DOS Changes Validity Of E Visas For French Citizens

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 20, 2019

    On August 20, 2019, DOS reportedly announced that the maximum validity of E visa stamps for French citizens will decrease from 60 months to 15 months, effective on August 29, 2019. This change is based on the treatment that U.S. citizens receive from the government of France for similar visas. In November 2019, the validity period was changed to 25 months. [ID #769]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Aug. 29, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    November 12, 2019

    Visa validity period for E-1 and E-1 visas for French citizens changed to 25 months, per the DOS Reciprocity Schedule.

    DOS website: Reciprocity Schedule, Republic of France
  4. Subsequent Action

    Update: U.S. to Reduce E-Visa Validity for French Nationals Effective Sept. 26, 2019
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Non-Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: CBP Bureau of Consular Affairs

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Subsequent Actions

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