Visited Iraq? US Now Requires Special Visa

By Simon Kent.

The US House of Representatives have voted to place special visa requirements on anyone who has visited Iraq, Iran, Sudan or Syria after March 2011.

The regulations--in effect from the date of the beginning of the Syrian uprising, come in the wake of the Paris attacks and relate to concerns over individuals who may be involved in terrorism.

What this means is that anyone in this category now has to apply through the formal visa screening process, which will affect any Iraq Business News readers who have visited Iraq on business.

There are currently 38 nations where citizens do not require a visa to enter the US, what is known as the "visa waiver program" (VWP). Under new legislation, VWP nations will be required to share more data with the US about terror suspects.

(Source: BBC.) 



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