The DOS announced that it will deploy the fully web-based Form DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Application, which will replace the Forms DS-156, DS-157, DS-158 and DS-3052. Information previously collected on the Electronic Visa Application Forms (EVAF) has been included on the Form DS-160. The DOS expects all consular posts listed in its cable to adopt the Form DS-160 prior to March 1, 2010. Those posts not included in the list will have until April 30, 2010 to adopt the new form. The DOS seeks to replace all EVAFs no later than April 30, 2010. E visa applicants will utilize the Form DS-160, but must continue to fill out the DS-156E until the DS-160E supplement is available electronically. K visa applicants will continue to use the Form DS-156 and the Form DS- 156K supplement until further notice.

The following is the list of consular posts expected to be ready to implement the Form DS-160 by March 1, 2010.

  • Algiers, Algeria
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Manama, Bahrain
  • Minsk, Belarus
  • Beijing, China
  • Chengdu, China
  • Guangzhou, China
  • Shanghai, China
  • Shenyang, China
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Djibouti, Djibouti
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Paris, France
  • Frankfurt, Germany
  • Chennai, India
  • Hyderabad, India
  • Kolkata, India
  • Mumbai, India
  • Delhi, India
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Surabaya, Indonesia
  • Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Jerusalem
  • Amman, Jordan
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Casablanca, Morocco
  • Muscat, Oman
  • Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Karachi, Pakistan
  • Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore, Singapore
  • Khartoum, Sudan
  • Damascus, Syria
  • Taiwan, Taiwan
  • Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Caracas, Venezuela
  • Sana'a, Yemen

Consular posts not listed above must implement the DS-160 between March 1 and April 30, 2010.