DS-160 Information

Each applicant, including children, must have their own DS-160 application, submitted online in advance of the interview.  You must also provide the DS-160 confirmation barcode number in order to book an appointment at the Embassy. The form must be submitted online; the Embassy will not accept applications that have been handwritten or typed, and you will not be permitted to attend your interview without a DS-160 confirmation page.

DS-160 Form

DS-160 FAQ

Note: When you sign your DS-160 electronically, you are certifying that all the information contained in it is true and correct. Misrepresenting any facts could render you ineligible to enter the United States. Please double-check that all your answers are accurate and that every question is answered completely.

Guidelines for Completing the DS-160 Form

You can access the DS-160 online form here.

  • After reviewing the Nonimmigrant Visa Application Process, all visa applicants must submit a form DS-160 online application prior to making an appointment.
  • The interviewing post you select at the start of form DS-160 must be the same as the consular post where you are scheduling your appointment.
  • All questions must be answered in English using English characters only, except when you are asked to provide your full name in your native alphabet.
  • All applicants are required to submit a photograph on the DS-160 and carry a paper photo with them to their interview. For detailed photograph requirements please click here or visit the U.S. Department of State's Nonimmigrant Visa Photograph Requirements web page.
  • If applicants need to exit the DS-160 to gather additional information before completing the form or if they receive an early "time out" or error during completion of the DS-160, they may retrieve or recover their partially completed DS-160 from the database by clicking "Retrieve Incomplete Information" and following the instructions. In order to use this function, they will need the alpha-numeric application ID provided at the time they started their application.
  • The completed DS-160 application form will generate an alpha-numeric barcode confirmation page. Print this page.
  • To email yourself a copy of the completed DS-160 application form, return to the previous page (via the "Back" button) and select the "email" link.