US Visa Applicants Have To Submit Phone, Email, Social Media Details Now
December 31, 2019
The Trump administration wants all US visa applicants to submit details of their previous phone numbers, email addresses and social media histories as part of its “vetting” practice and to prevent entry of individuals who might pose a threat to the country.
In a document posted on the Federal Register on Thursday, anyone who wants to come to the US on a non-immigrant visa will have to answer a list of questions under new rules.
The State Department estimates that the new visa forms would affect 710,000 immigrant and 14 million non-immigrant visa applicants.