Passport Validity

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Before applying for a visa you must make sure that your passport is valid :

- Check the expiration date on your passport.

o For a short stay visa (less than 90 days), the expiration date must be no earlier than 3 months after the date of your return from the Schengen area.

o For a long stay visa (more than 90 days), the expiration date must be 15 months after the day you plan to leave the United States.

- Make sure your passport has two or more completely blank and unmarked visa pages.

- Make sure your passport has not been altered.

- If your passport was issued over 10 years ago, even if it is still valid at the time you submit your visa application, you must apply for a new passport from your country of origin before being able to apply for a visa.

It is advised that you do not apply for a visa on a passport issued for multiple persons (e.g. parent and children together).

Dernière modification : 04/11/2016

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