Department of State Transitions to DS-160 for K Visa Applications. Effective immediately, all K visa applicants are required to complete the DS-160 Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application. The DS-160 replaces forms DS-156, DS-156K, and DS-230.
For K visa cases already in process at a U.S. embassy or consulate, the DS-160 is not required when, prior to October 7, 2013, one of the following situations exist:
- The K visa applicant is already scheduled for an interview.
- The K visa applicant has already been interviewed and has been requested to submit additional documentation or is pending administrative processing.
- The K visa applicant has already submitted a valid, signed, unexpired DS-156, DS-156K and/or DS-230 or received instructions to do so.
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