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New Online Immigrant Visa Application Form DS-260

The following applicants must use Form DS-260, Online Immigrant Visa Application:

  • Immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs)
  • Employment-based and investor visa applicants
  • Returning residents (SB-1)

If your interview was scheduled before September 1, 2013, you may submit Form DS-230 instead of DS-260 at the interview.

Attention: Applicants immigrating as fiancees of U.S. citizens submit a form DS-160 at the interview. Diversity Visa Lottery winners still submit a form DS-230 at the interview.

 Each applicant - including children - must have their own DS-260 visa application. The DS-260 form must be submitted online and the printed confirmation page must be brought to the interview. The U.S. Embassy will not accept handwritten or typed applications.

When you sign your DS-260 electronically, you are certifying that all the information contained in it is true and correct.

Misrepresenting any facts could render you ineligible to enter the United States. Please double-check that all your answers are accurate and that every question is answered completely.

Note: Any inquiries on completing the DS-260 can be addressed on the following website, http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_5248.html. We are unable to answer any questions or provide guidance on this process.

The DS-260 form is online here.