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Travel Information

Extreme Vetting

Please be aware that "extreme vetting" has now started for visa applicants and border entry inspections (a term meaning stronger or broader personal background checks). You may be asked more questions when applying for a visa overseas or when you are entering the United States. Your social media on mobile devices (laptop computers, tablets, and cellphones) is subject to search and checking also. More internal governmental background checks may be made for your clearance before visa issuance or admission at airports, land ports, and seaports.

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The UMN's Immigration Response Team has created two voluntary forms where you can share your visa and border entry issues and experiences. You are not required to complete these forms, but the information will help us understand how members of the UMN community might be affected.

Visa Delays at U.S. Embassies and Consulates

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