US government approves social media background checks for Visa applicants

Individual social media activities will now be taken into consideration as a major requirement for the issuance of a US visa. According...


Individual social media activities will now be taken into consideration as a major requirement for the issuance of a US visa.

According to reuters, the new questions, part of an effort to tighten vetting of would-be visitors to the United States, was approved on May 23 by the Office of Management and Budget despite criticism from a range of education officials and academic groups during a public comment period.

Under the new procedures, consular officials can request all prior passport numbers, five years' worth of social media handles, email addresses and phone numbers and 15 years of biographical information including addresses, employment and travel history.

Officials will request the additional information when they determine "that such information is required to confirm identity or conduct more rigorous national security vetting," a State Department official told reuters on Wednesday.

Critics argued that the new questions would be overly burdensome, lead to long delays in processing and discourage international students and scientists from coming to the United States.

COMMENTS


#BetaNight

Click below to download the #BetaTinzApp

Sponsored

Name

Artist Profile,44,Audio,127,Business,3,Celebrity,242,Celebrity Gist,480,Education,7,Entertainment,840,event,95,Fashion,93,featured,112,Follow me on Twitter: @ndinge,66,Follow me: @ndinge,1,Football,12,games,5,Gist,726,Health,3,Human Interest,138,Movie,5,Music,914,News,409,photos,19,Politics,136,Radio,1,Random Opinions,24,Religion,24,Soccer,1,Society,15,Sports,107,Video,434,
ltr
item
BETA TINZ: US government approves social media background checks for Visa applicants
US government approves social media background checks for Visa applicants
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ez9duYGHtOc/WTJrNFL8eYI/AAAAAAAAB8U/fLhB45KRt3M68JTtxunlQumGLo79PhFdQCLcB/s320/US-Visa.jpg
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ez9duYGHtOc/WTJrNFL8eYI/AAAAAAAAB8U/fLhB45KRt3M68JTtxunlQumGLo79PhFdQCLcB/s72-c/US-Visa.jpg
BETA TINZ
http://www.betatinz.com/2017/06/us-government-approves-social-media.html
http://www.betatinz.com/
http://www.betatinz.com/
http://www.betatinz.com/2017/06/us-government-approves-social-media.html
true
4867157495207135489
UTF-8
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy