U.S. visa applications have new requirements for social media disclosures.
Reported by Reuters earlier today, the decision from the U.S. government’s Office of Management and Budget was made over strenuous objections from education and academic groups during a public comment period.
The new questionnaire will ask for social media handles dating back over the last five years and biographical information dating back 15 years.
For critics, the new questionnaire represents yet another obstacle that the government is putting in the path of potential immigrants, would-be students and qualified researchers and teachers that may otherwise want to come to the United States. Check out the new visa questionnaire here.