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Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application (DS-160)

Apply For a Nonimmigrant Visa

The Department of State will be performing maintenance on this site on Thursday, April 2, 2021 approximately from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (Washington, D.C. daylight savings time). During this time, the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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On this website, you can apply for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa. Filling out the application on our site is the first step in the process. After you submit your application, you can move on to the next steps, such as signing up for an interview.

Important: Before You Start
  1. Learn about Types of Visas
Other people can assist you with your visa application. Note that under U.S. law (22 C.F.R. 41.103) you must electronically sign and submit your own application unless you qualify for an exemption. Even if someone else helped you complete the application, you (the applicant) must click the “Sign Application” button, or your application may not be accepted.

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Select a location where you will be applying for this visa

Select a location and make sure you have the documents and information you will need.
Select a location then select an application that you previously saved on your computer.
You will be asked for your application ID and answer a security question.
Additional Information
» Read more about U.S. visas at
» Visit the website of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.