U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that the U.N. General Assembly will vote on a resolution calling on the U and its member states to make visa online available to the general public.
Visa online is an idea Pompeo mentioned during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the United Nations, but it was unclear what his administration would support.
The U.K. and Australia both have their own visa online systems, and they are working to put in place similar systems in other countries.
In March, Pompeo met with the U.-N.
High Commissioner for Refugees and other refugee groups to discuss visa online.
In March, he also met with several advocacy groups and U.M. professors.
Pompeo also recently called on the world’s nations to enact a resolution to address visa online fraud, which has risen sharply in recent years, as more Americans and foreigners travel abroad.
In the same hearing, he asked for a comprehensive national approach to visa online that could help prevent visa fraud.
“It is time for the world to take a new approach,” Pompeo told lawmakers.
“We need to get out of the antiquated visa system that has existed for so long.”