As mentioned in our Business Immigration Weekly for the week of December 7, 2009, the U.S. Department of State is beginning its worldwide implementation of the Form DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Application. The DS-160 will replace the currently used Forms DS-156, DS-157, DS-158 and DS-3052. Individuals applying for a nonimmigrant visa at one of the Indian Consular posts will have to begin using the DS-160 on January 19, 2010, which is earlier than earlier anticipated worldwide consular post deadline of March 1, 2010 for a selected number of posts and April 30, 2010 for all other posts. Please note that K visa applicants will continue to use the Form DS-156 and the Form DS- 156K supplement until further notice.