US Visa update: The United States State Department says applicants will now have to submit social media usernames when applying for a visa into the North American country.
According to BBC, the new regulations also require that people also submit five years’ worth of email addresses and phone numbers.
This is part of the state department’s plan to ensure national security in the country.
“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.”
President of the United States of America, Donald Trump is not done with illegal immigrants as he threatens their stay even further.
Recently, Donald Trump warned illegal immigrants not to get comfortable in the country as they will be leaving soon. He also mentioned that the United States is building up its removal forces and making changes on its law against illegal immigrants coming into the country.
Recall that United States embassy announced an immediate indefinite suspension of interview waivers for visa renewals for applicants in Nigeria.