Visa Applicants To Provide Social Media Handles – US
SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2019: Applicants for visa into The United States of America has declared that visa applicants will henceforth provide details of their social media handles.
The American Embassy made this known in a statement adding that it is doing all within its power to promote national security.
“National security is our top priority when adjudicating visa applications, and every prospective traveler and immigrant to the United States undergoes extensive security screening,” the department said via an initial proposal in 2018.
“We are constantly working to find mechanisms to improve our screening processes to protect U.S. citizens, while supporting legitimate travel to the United States.”
It added that certain diplomatic and official visa applicants will be exempt from the stringent new measures.
However, people travelling to the US to work or to study will have to submit the information before being considered.