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Non-Immigrant Visa Applications Changing as of Monday, May 31, 2010

May 14, 2010

With demand for U.S. visas increasing worldwide, the State Department is committed to using new technologies to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the visa application process. The web-based, non-immigrant visa application takes advantage of new technologies to better serve our visa applicants. The new web-based application replaces three applications with one "smart" form.

Beginning on Monday, May 31, 2010 all non-immigrant visa applicants will be required to use the online DS-160 application. For more information about how to apply using the new online DS-160 application, visit the U.S. Embassy's website at, or sign up to attend a free, public, information session at the U.S. Embassy on Friday, May 21 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

If you would like to attend, please send your RSVP by email to Include in the email your full name, date of birth, telephone number, and passport or nagarikta number. We will accept participants on a first-come, first-served basis until the seats are full. Those who do not receive confirmation of their seat will not be allowed into the Embassy.