The United States State Department has announced that anyone
According to the BBC, applicants will also have to submit their phone numbers and five years’ worth of email addresses.
They say the policy is part of the state department’s effort to ensure national security and according to authorities, the policy would affect 14.7 million people annually.
Stating the reason for the proposal in 2018, the department said:
“Nationalsecurity is our top priority when adjudicating visa applications, and every prospective traveler and immigrant to the United States undergoes extensive security screening.”
However, BBC reports that certain diplomatic and official visa applicants
Recall that US President Donald Trump in 2017 called for “extreme vetting” of the visa application process to keep America and its citizens safe.
In its 2017 Entry/Exit Overstay Report, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security described overstays as those who remain in the U.S. beyond their period of admission and for whom there is no identifiable evidence of a departure, an extension of the
According to the DHS’ 2017 report, a high proportion of countries expected to
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