According to the United States State Department, travellers and imigrants will now have to submit your social media usernames when applying for a visa into the North American country.
The new regulation, according to BBC, also require that people also submit five years’ worth of email addresses and phone numbers.
This is part of the state department’s plan to ensure national security in the country.
“National security is our top priority when adjudicating visa applications, and every prospective traveler and immigrant to the United States undergoes extensive security screening,” the department said via an initial proposal in 2018.
“We are constantly working to find mechanisms to improve our screening processes to protect U.S. citizens, while supporting legitimate travel to the United States.”