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New US visa rules would also cause problems for Americans

New US visa rules would also cause problems for Americans

The new rules, phased in under an anti-terrorism law passed in December, are designed to prevent people radicalized abroad from entering the US.

The Obama administration has tightened travel terms regarding Iran, Iraq, Syria and Sudan, under rules that will also make travel to the US harder for some Europeans.

Citizens of 38 countries, including the UK and France, can visit the US for up to 90 days without a visa – unless they are relevant dual nationals. The Department of Homeland Security said it will offer exemptions to the visa rule on a case-by-case basis, and listed potential exceptions for journalists, humanitarian workers, government officials and “legitimate business-related purposes”.

 

Iranian Americans have protested against the law, noting that it may require many of them to obtain visas because of Iran’s rules on citizenship and reciprocity provisions in the law.

People who have listed dual nationality with one of the four countries will have their permits revoked, the DHS said. Some people have already been barred from entering the US.

American lawmakers drafted new visa requirements in the aftermath of terror attacks in Paris and an apparently Isis-inspired shooting in San Bernardino, California.

The DHS did not immediately respond to questions about whether the US intends to change visa requirements for Saudi or Pakistani citizens, or for people who have traveled to those countries in recent years. Neither country is a member of the current waiver program.

 

 

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