US eases registration norms for Dhaka

Ref: Bangladeshi nationals intending to visit the USA will see a relatively relaxed registration system, as Washington has exempted Dhaka from the necessity of complying with special registration procedure.

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is relieving Bangladeshis from compliance with the special registration procedure under the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS),” says a DHS notification.

The notice comes into effect from Apr 28.

NSEERS, introduced in 2002 regulations, requires non-immigrant aliens who are nationals or citizens of several countries, including Bangladesh, to comply with special registration requirements.

These requirements include providing fingerprints and a photograph, and any additional information required by DHS when a non-immigrant applies for admission at a US port of entry.

The other 24 countries which are also exempted from the special registration process are Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Eritrea, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

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