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Electronic Visa Application Forms

Welcome to the Electronic Visa Application Forms Instructions Page.  Forms available on this page can be filled out on-line and assist in the processing of your application.

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What you need:

  • Your Internet browser must support 128-bit encryption.
  • If you are using Internet Explorer (Windows), the minimum version that will work with this site is version 5.0, with service pack 2.
  • If you are using Netscape, the minimum version that will work with this site is version 6.2.
  • You must also have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or higher installed on your PC in order to download and print the completed application form. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or higher, you may download a copy from Adobe's web site.
  • You should use either an ink-jet or laser printer to print the completed application form.

Note: Depending on the speed of your Internet connection, it may take several minutes to download the initial and completed copies of the form.  Please be patient.


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Instructions for completing an electronic visa application form:

  1. Enter the information requested into the appropriate spaces on the form. Please answer all questions.  Your answers must be in English and must use English characters.  Letters like , , , are not recognized by the system. Please enter names like Muoz and Smonin as Munoz and Semonin.
  2. Review the information you entered for accuracy.
  3. Press the Continue button at the end of the form.  Failure to click on the Continue button will result in an incorrectly formatted application form.
  4. Print the form after it is returned to you and displayed in Adobe Acrobat.
  5. The barcode that prints on the last page contains the information you entered and will help us process your application more quickly.
  6. Bring all printed pages with you when you come in for your interview.  Please do not fold the printed application form.
Note: You can save time filling out the online DS-156 application form for family members by using the "Generate Family Duplicate" button located at the bottom of the online DS-156 application form. Once you have completed and printed your online DS-156 application form, click the "Back" button on your browser to return to the online DS-156 application form and then click on the "Generate Family Duplicate" button to copy the values into a new online DS-156 application form.

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Available e-Forms:

Nonimmigrant Visa Applications

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