According to the rules of the State Department, people will have to give their social media names, email addresses and phone numbers for up to five years.
According to the US State Department’s new rules, almost all applicants applying for a visa for it must file their social media information. people will have to give their social media names, email addresses and phone numbers for up to five years.
Last year when this proposal came, the administration had estimated that about 1.47 crore people would be affected every year. Some diplomatic and official visa applicants have been exempt from the new rules.
According to the BBC report, however, people who go to America for work or study must give their information.
The Department said, “We are continuously working to improve our investigation process to protect American citizens while supporting legal travel in America.” Earlier, only those applicants were asked to give this information, who are applying to come here from the control area of terrorist organizations.
But now applicants will have to give their names on the list of social media platforms and the details of the social media platforms that are not in the list, they will have to give their accounts details themselves.
According to an official, a person lying about social media accounts will have to face serious immigration proceedings. The Trump Administration first proposed this rule in March 2018.