Complete My DS-160

Overview

Each applicant - including children - must have their own DS-160 visa application. The DS-160 must be completed and submitted prior to the interview at the Embassy. The barcode number on the DS-160 confirmation page is required in order to book an interview at the Embassy. The DS-160 form must be submitted online; the Embassy will not accept handwritten or typed applications and you will not be permitted to attend your interview without a DS-160 confirmation page.

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 to Completing the DS-160

The DS-160 form is online here.
You can find information and an FAQ about the DS-160 here.

Complete and submit your DS-160 after reviewing the nonimmigrant visa application process. All visa applicants must submit their DS-160 application online prior to making an appointment for an interview at the Embassy.

  • All questions must be answered in English using English-language characters only, except when you are asked to provide your full name in your native alphabet.
  • All applicants are required to upload a photograph as a part of the DS-160 process. Detailed guidelines for taking and submitting a quality photograph are on the U.S. Department of State website here.
  • The DS-160 "times out" after 20 minutes without user activity, and your data will be lost. To safeguard against data loss, click the "Save" button frequently and download the file to your local computer. Select a place on your computer to save the DS-160 file, browse to that location, and click the "Save" button in the "Save As" window.
  • The completed DS-160 application form will generate an alpha-numeric barcode confirmation page. Print this page.
  • Once you have printed the barcode confirmation page, hit the "Back" button on your web browser and then email yourself a backup copy of the DS-160. The emailed file will be in PDF format, and thus requires Adobe Acrobat to view or print.