May 26, 2018

US visa seekers to disclose social media identities, email addresses (Punch)

US visa seekers to disclose social media identities, email addresses (Punch)

Travelers to the United States will soon have to submit their social media identities, previous telephone numbers and email addresses, a measure that could touch 10 million people per year.

According to a State Department plan published Friday, visa seekers — whether visitors or would-be immigrants — will be presented with a list of social media platforms.

Applicants will be required to identify which they use and provide “any identifiers used by applicants for those platforms during the five years preceding the date of application.” Read more

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