state department continues phase-in of new nonimmigrant visa application form

The U.S. Department of State is continuing the phase-in of its new Nonimmigrant Visa Application form, Form DS-160. The new form incorporates several previous forms, such as the DS-156, DS-157 and DS-158 and combines them into one form which will be used for all nonimmigrant visa applications.

To view a sample of the new Nonimmigrant Visa Application form, please click here. For instructions and specifications on uploading the required photograph, please click here.

For a listing of Consulates presently requiring use of the new form, please visit their website at http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/forms/forms_4230.html.

Further, please note that the State Department has mandated that numerous additional Consulates begin using the new form no later than March 1, 2010. This includes the following Consulates:

  • Vienna, Austria
  • Manama, Bahrain
  • Minsk, Belarus
  • Beijing, China
  • Guangzhou, China
  • Shanghai, China
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Djibouti, Djiouti
  • Paris, France
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Jerusalem
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Casablanca, Morocco
  • Muscat, Oman
  • Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Dhahran, Saudia Arbia
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Khartoum, Sudan
  • Damascus, Syria
  • Taiwan, Taiwan
  • Kyiv, Ukraine
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Caracas, Venezuela
  • Sana’a, Yemen

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