DS-160 Non-Immigrant Petition

DS-160 Non-Immigrant Petition

Online Application For DS-160 Processing
For non-immigrant visa applications to the USA.

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Important Travel Document Information – Please Read

If you are not eligible for the ESTA visa waiver, you must apply for a non-immigrant visa to the United States. For all non-immigrant visa applications you are required to complete the DS-160 Non-immigrant Petition.

The application is completed online and afterwards you will be required to book an appointment and attend an in-person interview at the U.S. Embassy closest to you.

Who Needs To Complete a DS-160?

Form DS-160 has to be filled out and submitted by anybody who intends to enter the United States on a temporary visa or who will be going to the United States on a K-1 visa in order to be married. Citizens of Mexico who want to apply for a TN visa are furthermore need to fill out and submit Form DS-160 (Canadian citizens applying for a TN visa do not need to file the DS-160).

Every single guest, including children, is required to have their own own DS-160. If the applicant is 16 years old or younger or if they are physically unable to fill out the form on their own, they are allowed to get assistance from a third party. On the last page of the Form DS-160, labelled “Sign and Submit,” you are required to provide the name of that individual.

DS-160 Application Requirements

Form DS-160 requires your passport, travel itinerary, national ID number from your home country, and Social Security Number or U.S. Taxpayer ID. Youll also need your travel and career histories, with family and travel partner bios.

If youre going to the U.S. to study, youll need a copy of your SEVIS ID and the school or colleges address. Temporary employees should have their I-129 available.

Youll also need a current picture that fits U.S. government criteria stored digitally on your computer. You dont need all these docs. You may start your application while gathering the necessary documentation.

The DS-160 Petition

If you are applying for any non-immigrant visa application for the U.S. you will need to file a DS-160 petition.
The DS-160 is filed with every non-immigrant visa application and is required before you can book and appointment with the embassy. It is important this is filled out correctly to avoid any delays or problems with your application.

  • Filed online
  • Required to book embassy appointments

The DS-160 is required for any non-immigrant visa application. It must be filed and paid for before you may schedule any appointments at the embassy. 

You can complete our application online and receive expert support & guidance from a registered U.S. immigration attorney who can make sure youre fully prepared for the visa process. You can proceed directly without the help of an attorney however if youve never applied for a visa before we recommend you take the initial consultation to avoid any problems.

B1 / B2 Visas

Non-immigrants are the only people who may apply for a B-1 or B-2 visa and as such are required to complete the DS-160 Non-immigrant Petition. The holder of this visa is authorised to travel to the United States for either business or leisure purposes.

B visas are available for almost all occasions that call for short-term travel. The trip of students is an exception to this rule. These requirements are met by F-1 visas. Travel for business purposes requires a B-1 visa. Whereas the B-2 visa is for tourism-related activities, such as visiting friends and family or going on vacation. The majority of applicants are processed as a single combination B1/B2 visa. As a result, rather of limiting you to just one reason for travelling, this enables you to go for either work or pleasure.

The B1/B2 visa is valid for ten years from the date of issue. You will be able to stay in the United States for up to six months at a time with this visa. Your visa will remain legitimate even if you get a new passport during this time period.

DS-160 Documents Required

You may be asked to produce the following documents in order to complete Form DS-160:

  • Your travel document
  • If youve already decided where youll stay, what youll do, and when youll fly to the United States, include it in your trip schedule.
  • If youve travelled to the United States before, please provide the dates of your last five travels. You may also be asked to supply information about your international travel history in the previous five years.
  • If relevant, provide a resume and curriculum vitae. You may also be required to provide information about your previous education and work history, such as previous employers contact information and addresses, previous titles held with the employers, the names of your supervisors at previous positions, and descriptions of your previous job responsibilities.
  • If youre visiting the United States for business, you may be asked to supply your employers name and address, your salary, your employers contact information, and a description of your job responsibilities.

Additional Requirements

When filling out Form DS-160, visa applicants may be required to provide additional papers or information. The following is a list of these requirements:

  • Visitors who are students or on exchange (F, J and M visas).
  • These visas often require the applicants SEVIS ID, which can be found on their I-20 or DS-2019.
  • Temporary workers hired as a result of a petition (H-1B, H-2, H-3, CW1, L, P, R, E-2C visas).
  • Applicants who completed a Form I-129 should keep it on hand when filling out the DS-160.
  • Other ad hoc employees

If you do not fit into one of the aforementioned categories, you may be asked questions about your employment, such as their name and address.

USA Visa Types

Who Needs to Fill Out Form DS-160?

Nonimmigrant visa applicants, as well as those applying for K visas, must complete Form DS-160. Tourists who want to visit the United States but only for a short time will require it. So, if you wish to visit the United States, keep in mind that youll require this paperwork to apply.