DS-160 and DS-260 Applications Now Contain New Social Media Question

Following a 2017 Presidential Memorandum issued by the Trump Administration, which called for heightened screening and vetting of visa applicants, the Department of State has included a new question on forms DS-160 and DS-260, which are used for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applicants at U.S. consulates respectively, which ask about social media use. The question requires applicants to list all social media platforms they use and include associated handles used by applicants for those platforms during the 5-year period preceding the date of the application.

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