Form DS-160 is a new online form that is issued by the U.S. Department of State. The purpose of Form DS-160 is to streamline and combine several of the current DS application forms such as DS-156, DS-157 and DS-158 into one form that can be submitted electronically. Form DS-160 is only used to apply for a non-immigrant visa such as a B-2 Tourist Visa or B-1 Business Visa. The new name of Form DS-160 is the “Nonimmigrant Visa Application Form”. It is important to note that Form DS-160 does not eliminate the required interview. There are two main steps to a US visa application:

The new Form DS-160 is currently being used at all U.S. Embassies or Consulates. In order to complete Form DS-160 online, your computer must have an internet connection.

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