DS- 160 Nonimmigrant Visa Application

The DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, is a fully integrated online application form that is used to collect the necessary application information from a person seeking a nonimmigrant visa 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 K, N, S, T, and U categories, which still use the Form DS-156, Nonimmigrant Visa Application).

Please note that after you have completed the DS-160, you need to take these next steps: 

  • Print and keep the DS-160 barcode page. (You will not need to print the full application.) 
  • Visit the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website where you will apply for additional country-specific instructions. Before an interview, nonimmigrant visa applicants, with few exceptions, need to: 

Schedule an interview appointment; and 

Pay the visa application processing fee.

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Submitted by Padmanabh Rame… (not verified) on Thu, 08/25/2022 - 14:38 Permalink

Hi, I was filling out the DS-160 form and there are two sections where I need to mention my Employer’s address. First is “Present Work/Education/ Training information” section and other one is “Temporary Work Visa Information” section. I am working as a contract employee with my employer and I work for a client. What address do I put in the above-mentioned two sections, my work address which is my client's address (where I actually work) or the employer's address who filed for my petition? I spoke to the immigration people at my company, and they said my DS-160 should reflect the employer's address and not the client's, and should be consistent with my H1B petition. However, the address mentioned on my H1B petition/approval notice, is different that what they are asking me to put as the work address (company headquarter's address). Is that okay? Or should the DS-160 reflect the exact same address as mentioned on the H1B petition. Please help and any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.

Note: Unless the context shows otherwise, all answers here were provided by Rajiv and were compiled and reported by our editorial team from comments, blog and community calls on immigration.com. Where transcribed from audio/video, a verbatim transcript is provided. Therefore, it may not conform to the written grammatical or syntactical form.

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