The new DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, is a fully integrated online application form that will be used to collect the necessary application information from persons seeking a nonimmigrant visa. The DS- 160 will be submitted electronically to the Department of State via the Internet. Consular officers will use the information entered on the DS-160 to process the visa application and, combined with a personal interview, will determine an applicant’s eligibility for a nonimmigrant visa. View Frequently Asked Questions about the form DS-160. Currently, only a handful of U.S. embassies and consulates are using Form DS-160 so nonimmigrant visa applicants are strongly encouraged to check the applicable U.S. embassy website to ensure they are using the correct form prior to their interview. Click here for the form.

Nonimmigrant visa applicants at the following U.S. embassy and consulate locations are required to apply using the online DS-160:

  • Algeria; Algiers
  • Australia; Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney
  • Bermuda; Hamilton
  • Canada; Montreal and Vancouver
  • Hong Kong
  • Iraq; Baghdad
  • Ireland; Dublin
  • Libya; Tripoli
  • Mexico; Ciudad Juarez, Hermosillo, Matamoros, Merida, Monterrey, Nogales, Nuevo Laredo, and Tijuana
  • Montenegro; Podgorica
  • Russia; Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok