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US Embassy in Russia Confirms Toughening Visa-Applicants Background Screening


The US Embassy in Russia confirmed Thursday that foreigners applying for a US visa may be required to provide additional information, but these requirements would affect only a very small part of the applicants.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Olson stressed, though, that "these changes affect only a fraction of one percent of the more than 13 million annual visa applicants worldwide."

"In accordance with the [US] President’s March 6, 2017 Memorandum on enhancing the screening and vetting of applications for visas, the Department of State has begun collecting additional information from some visa applicants worldwide when a consular officer determines that such information is required to confirm identity or conduct more rigorous national security vetting," embassy spokeswoman Maria Olsen told RIA Novosti. ###

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