Applying for a Non-Immigrant Visa
Information on the DS-160 Application Form
ATTENTION: Pony Express no longer collects visa fees or makes visa appointments. Pony Express provides courier services only.
Additional information regarding the online application form (DS-160)
The DS-160 will also be available in Cyrillic. You may select “русский” in the “Select Tooltip Language” box at the top right corner of the page. When you point the cursor to English text, a box with a Russian translation will appear.
Step 1: To complete your online visa application, you need a digital photo. Please read carefully the requirements to apload your photo and the photo specifications.
Step 2: ALL visa applicants are required to fill in the online application form (DS-160). Once completed, the information in the DS-160 will be electronically transmitted. The applicant must then print the confirmation page that includes some biographical information and a bar code confirmation number. Before you begin completing your application you must upload a photo in order to submit your application. If the photo you upload is not accepted as suitable, or is not a photo of yourself, you will be given the option to continue without a photo. In this instance only, where you have successfully submitted the application, you may bring a photo meeting the above requirements to your interview. Applicants must bring the DS-160 Confirmation Page to the Consulate.
If the online application has not been completed fully and accurately, the applicant will be requested to return for a second interview with a newly completed application.
As you complete the visa application, save a copy on your hard drive and click ‘save’ often. Fill out all required information completely and correctly, including selecting the appropriate visa type. Significant errors or information marked as “N/A”, “Nil”, etc. may result in your application being rejected at the time of your interview. This would require you to complete the entire application again and to reschedule a visa interview.
Frequently asked questions for the Online DS-160 Non-immigrant Visa Electronic Application.