State Department Issues Cable Requiring DS-160 for all K Visa Applications

Brandon Gillin, Immigration Lawyer at Genesis Law Firm

by Brandon Gillin, Immigration Lawyer at Genesis Law Firm

Effective October 9, 2013, the U.S. Department of State (“DOS”) is now requiring Form DS-160 for all K visa applications.  The DS-160 replaces forms DS-156, DS-156K, and DS-230.

What this means for clients of the Seattle immigration lawyers at Genesis Law Firm is that if your K visa application (Fiance(e) Visa) goes for Consular Processing between October 9 and October 15, 2013, you may use Form DS-160 instead of the other forms.  However, after October 15, you must use Form DS-160.

DOS has indicated that it will not require Form DS-160 for beneficiaries in cases which have already been scheduled for an interview or have been interviewed and are pending additional documentation or administrative processing.

If you have questions regarding your upcoming fiancée visa interview at a U.S. consulate abroad, call an immigration lawyer at Genesis Law Firm.