Prepare to show your social-media accounts in U.S. visa-screening process

Jun 28, 2016News


The U.S. government  wants to make social-media accounts part of the visa-screening process for entry into America.

The proposed change would add a line on both the online and paper forms of the visa application form that foreign visitors must fill out if they do not have a visa and plan to stay for up to 90 days.

The following question would be added to both the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (Esta) and I-94W forms: “Please enter information associated with your online presence—Provider/Platform—Social media identifier.”

To read The Guardian’s story on this, please hit this link.