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Form DS-160 is for temporary travel to the United States. Consular officers utilize the DS-160 data to process the visa application, and, combined with an interview, determine eligibility for a nonimmigrant visa. After receiving Form DS-2019, complete Form DS-160 and upload a confirmation copy showing the barcode and the applicant's photo.
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Form DS-160 is an online application for nonimmigrant visa applicants to complete. Consular officers use the information entered on the DS-160 to process the visa application and combined with an interview to determine an applicant’s eligibility for a nonimmigrant visa.

To apply for an exchange visa, complete the Form DS-160 via the CEAC website (estimate 90 minutes). Before program acceptance, participants may complete this form through the last step (and then complete it upon issuance of the SEVIS ID).

Step 1 Gather necessary documents and information ahead of time
Step 2 Complete Form DS-160 until the last step
Step 3 After program acceptance, complete the last step by entering the SEVIS ID
Step 4 Upload photo
Step 5 Submit and generate a digital copy of the alpha-numeric barcode confirmation page

After completing the form, upload a copy of the receipt for our record and print out a hard copy and bring it to the visa interview. See Part A of the Visa Application panel for the applicant’s SEVIS ID and program number.
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