The US State Department has implemented a new form for applicants applying for a K1 Fiance Visa. The new form is called a DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application. It replaces the DS-156, DS-156k, DS-157 and part one of the DS- 230. Form DS-160 is submitted electronically to the Department of State website via the Internet.
All K1 Fiance Visa applicants must submit a completed DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application before they can schedule their Embassy interview. Once submitted electronically, print the cover page for your records.
NOTE: For K visa cases in process at a U.S. embassy or consulate, the DS-160 is not required when, prior to October 7th, 2013, one of the following situations exist:
- The K visa applicant is already scheduled for an interview.
- The K visa applicant has already been interviewed and has been requested to submit additional documentation or is pending administrative processing.
- The K visa applicant has already submitted a valid, signed, unexpired DS-156, DS-156K and/or DS-230 or received instructions to do so.
If you have any questions about this new DS-160 form, please feel free to call me anytime to discuss this new form and any questions you might have about the K1 Fiance Visa process. You can reach me toll free at 1-888-515-3529. We can be found online at www.marriagevisaservices.com.
Attorney Jeff Pettys