The DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, is a fully integrated online application form that is used to collect the necessary application information from a person seeking a nonimmigrant visa for temporary travel to the United States. 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 all nonimmigrant visa categories (except for K, N, S, T, and U categories, which still use the Form DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application).
- Review the Frequently Asked Questions for instructions about using the DS-160.
- Access the online DS-160 by clicking: Consular Electronic Application Center website.
Please note that after you have completed the DS-160, you need to take these next steps:
- Print and keep the DS-160 barcode page. (You will not need to print the full application.)
- Visit the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website where you will apply for additional country-specific instructions. Before an interview, nonimmigrant visa applicants, with few exceptions, need to:
Schedule an interview appointment; and
Pay the visa application processing fee.