Trump orders US visa applicants to provide social media details

People applying for US visas worldwide, will now have to fill a new questionnaire.

Applicants would be asked for their social media handles for the last five years and biographical information going back 15 years.

The new questions are part of President Donald Trump’s efforts, to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to the US. They were approved on May 23 by the Office of Management and Budget.

Consular officials can request all prior passport numbers, five years’ worth of social media information, email addresses and phone numbers.

They can also ask for 15 years of biographical information including addresses, employment and travel history.

However, critics have said the new questions would be tiring and lead to long delays in processing, discouraging international students and scientists from travelling to the States.



About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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