US visa applicants to give social media details

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Taking leverage of the existing cyber regime, US State Department has decided to obtain details of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media usernames of last five years from potential immigrants and visitors to USA.

According to media reports, revised US visa forms, which Trump administration had first proposed in March 2018, require most visa applicants, including tourists, to furnish their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers as part of the application process.

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Changing in the visa application forms is expected to affect approximately 15 million foreigners who used to travel to the US every year including visitors on business or education visas.

However, diplomatic and official visa types are exempted from the requirements of producing details of social media of last five years.

The reports disclosed that State Department stated, “National security is our top priority when adjudicating visa applications, and every prospective traveller and immigrant to the United States undergoes extensive security screening – We are constantly working to find mechanisms to improve our screening processes to protect US citizens, while supporting legitimate travel to the United States.”

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US visa applicants to give social media details

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Khudayar Mohla –

Taking leverage of the existing cyber regime, US State Department has decided to obtain details of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media usernames of last five years from potential immigrants and visitors to USA.

According to media reports, revised US visa forms, which Trump administration had first proposed in March 2018, require most visa applicants, including tourists, to furnish their social media usernames, previous email addresses and phone numbers as part of the application process.

READ ALSO

Changing in the visa application forms is expected to affect approximately 15 million foreigners who used to travel to the US every year including visitors on business or education visas.

However, diplomatic and official visa types are exempted from the requirements of producing details of social media of last five years.

The reports disclosed that State Department stated, “National security is our top priority when adjudicating visa applications, and every prospective traveller and immigrant to the United States undergoes extensive security screening – We are constantly working to find mechanisms to improve our screening processes to protect US citizens, while supporting legitimate travel to the United States.”

The Law Today Pakistan, commonly known as TLTP, is the largest news wire service, headquartered in Islamabad. The service is providing fast, comprehensive and verified news on superior courts adjudications, regulatory framework of fiscal, monitory and external sectors, economic regulatory bodies amid apex institutions regulating the financial system. TLTP is empowering readers of more than 12 national English dailies in the country.

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