DS-160: Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application

The DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application form, is for temporary travel to the United States, and for K (fiancé(e)) visas. Form DS-160 is submitted electronically to the Department of State website via the Internet.

Consular Officers use the information entered on the DS-160 to process the visa application and, combined with a personal interview, determine an applicant’s eligibility for a nonimmigrant visa.


Visa applicants must submit a completed DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application for these following nonimmigrant visa categories:

  • Temporary Business/Pleasure Visitor (B1/B2)

  • Alien in Transit (C)

  • Crew Member (D)

  • Academic or Language Student (F)

  • Temporary Worker (H)

  • Foreign Media Representative (I)

  • Exchange Viisitor (J)

  • Fiancé(e) of a U.S. Citizen (K)

  • Intracompany Transferee (L)

  • Vocational/Non Academic Student (M)

Complete the online DS-160:   DS160 Electronic Application

Important Notice to Visa Applicants: After you have completed the DS-160, you must take these next steps below:
 

  • Print and keep the DS-160 barcode page. (You will not need to print the full application.)

  • You must schedule a visa interview appointment. (The U.S. Embassy or Consulate does not schedule an appointment for you.) Visit the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website where you will be interviewed for country-specific instructions.;

  • Pay the visa MRV fee. Review country-specific instructions on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website.

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