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New Social Media Questions on Visa Applications

On June 3,2019 the Department of State (DOS) has added a social media question to Form DS- 160, the standard online application used by individuals to apply for a nonimmigrant visa. The item requires applicants to indicate the social media platforms that they have used during the five years preceding their visa application, and to provide any identifiers or handles they used on those platforms. Consular officers are likely to review the new information during the visa adjudication process, which may result in additional screening and visa issuance delays.

For additional resources, please see the Department of State Announcement and FAQ on Social Media Identifiers in the DS-160 and DS-260. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at any time.