The activity of French consular services in Morocco will resume on June 29, the French Embassy announced on Thursday.
“The activity of the French consular services in Morocco will gradually resume from June 29, 2020,” said the diplomatic mission through its spokesperson, Sameh Safty.
In the looming gradual recovery, Safty said it will initially deal only with long-stay visa applications, “not short-term, so-called Schengen” visas.
The long stay visa allows foreigners to stay in France for a longer period (more than 3 months). It is issued for studies, work or for family reasons.
The short-stay visa, under European Community law, known as Schengen, allows foreigners to cross borders and to stay in France for short periods (less than 3 months). These are visas for tourism, business trips, family or private visits.
In parallel, the resumption of other consular activities will also be done gradually, and will concern the Administration of the French (passports), civil status (birth – death), by appointment, indicates the same source, stressing that the social poles, for their part, are already operational.