US To Ban Issuing Of Tourist Visa To Pregnant Women

The present US administration has concluded plans to block pregnant women from obtaining tourist visas.This initiative is only applicable to foreign countries from obtaining US tourist visas.

This is done to put a stop to , “birth tourism”, the term coined for persons who travel to another to give birth.

“Under this new rule, if a consular officer has reason to believe a B nonimmigrant visa applicant will give birth in the United States, the applicant is presumed to be seeking a visa for the primary purpose of obtaining US citizenship for the child.

This changes is intended to address the national security and law enforcement risks associated with birth tourism also the criminal activity related to the industry.

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