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Breaking — France E2 Visa Reciprocity Changes

Breaking — France E2 Visa Reciprocity Changes

E2 Visa applicants from France will soon be in for more frequent interviews.  For years, those French nationals with an E2 Visa were granted five years of validity.  During that time, they could travel internationally as frequently as needed without renewing their E2 Visa for 60 months.  Beginning on August 29, 2019, French nationals with E2 Visas will be granted 15 months of validity.  This means that they can still travel internationally as frequently as needed, but they will need to renew the visa every 15 months.

This announcement was made yesterday on the Department of State website on August 20, so there is very little information about how this will play out for French nationals currently on the E2 Visa or those having interview dates set for the next week.  Unfortunately, it seems those with interview dates as of August 29, 2019 or after will be subject to this shorter visa validity period.