Mar 28, 2023
What is Form DS-160 and when do you need it?
The DS-160 nonimmigrant visa form is a document that must be completed by individuals who wish to apply for a nonimmigrant visa to enter the United States.
- Start by visiting the U.S. Department of State's Consular Electronic Application Center website.
- Create an account and select the option to start a new application.
- Choose the location of the U.S. embassy or consulate where you will be applying for your visa.
- Provide your personal information, including your full name, date of birth, and passport information.
- Select your visa type and category, and provide the purpose of your visit to the United States.
- Provide details about your travel plans, including your intended travel dates, itinerary, and the address where you will stay in the U.S.
- Provide information about your education and work history, including your current occupation and employer.
- Answer questions about your previous travel to the U.S., if applicable.
- Provide details about your family members, including their full names and birth dates.
- Provide information about any criminal history, if applicable.
- Review your application carefully to ensure all information is accurate and complete.
- Upload a digital photograph if instructed. Be also prepared to bring an original passport photo to the interview appointment.
- Sign and submit your application.