On August 20, 2019, the Department of State announced that effective August 29, 2019 French nationals would only be issued E visas valid for 15 months instead of 60 months
. However, to the extent that policy change ever actually took effect, it now appears to have been reversed as E visas have subsequently been issued to French nationals with 60-month validity periods.
Further, while there was no official announcement or explanation, the Department of State has revised the reciprocity table for France to reflect that E visas will indeed be issued for 60 months.
While a confusing time for French investors and entrepreneurs in E visa status, all is well that ends well.