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Posts from the ‘DS-160’ Category

21
Feb
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Using the option of creating a family application on the DS-160 when a child has a different surname

The data that is automatically populated into the new form can be modified.  This applies to any of the data including family name and nationality.

20
Feb
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Does the DS-160 keep timing out on you?

The form will time out after approximately 20 minutes.   It is important, therefore, that you save the document and save often.  There is a “”SAVE” button at the end of each section; make sure that you press this before continuing onto a new section.

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20
Feb
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Loading photographs onto the DS-160

You are given only one attempt to successfully load a photograph.  If that attempt fails, you may continue completing the DS-160.  The confirmation sheet that you receive at the end will an X in the box where the photograph should appear.  This is fine.  You should bring the confirmation sheet together with a photograph taken within the last 6 months.  Detailed information on the photograph requirements is available from the Department of State website at http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/info/info_1287.html. Read moreRead more

20
Feb
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Creating a Family or group application on the DS-160

On the “Thank You” page you will see an option to create a family or group application.  When you select this, certain information from your application, such as destination, will automatically be imported to and displayed in a new application.  Please note that if you use this option, you will need to create an individual application for each of your family members traveling together.  This option may also be used if traveling as part of a group. Read moreRead more

18
Feb
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Do not appear for the nonimmigrant visa interview unless you have completed the DS-160

The Nommigrant Visa Unit is unable to accept  your application for a visa unless you have completed the DS-160 and are able to furnish the confirmation sheet and photograph.  If you appear for an interview without it, your interview will be canceled and you will be asked to return at a later date when you have taken the necessary action.

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17
Feb
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Have you been turned away from the Embassy because you selected the wrong visa category on the DS-160?

It is important that you select the correct visa category in the ”Travel Information Section” .  If you do not do so, we will not be able to process your application and you will be required to complete a new DS-160, which will mean having to reschedule the visa interview. 

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