The DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application form, is for temporary travel to the United States. Form DS-160 is submitted electronically to the Department of State website via the Internet. Consular Officers use the information entered on the DS-160 to process the visa application and, combined with a personal interview, determine an applicant’s eligibility for a nonimmigrant visa.
Visa applicants must submit a completed DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application for all nonimmigrant visa categories, except for applicants applying for K visas. K visa applicants must use Form DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application. (K visa applicants applying at U.S. Consulate General Montreal have different application form requirements. Review information on the U.S. Consulate General Montreal website to learn more.)
Important Notice to Visa Applicants: After you have completed the DS-160, you must take these next steps below: