Posted on December 16, 2009 by Robert A. Kraft

The U.S. Department of State (DOS) reports that no later than April 30, 2010, all non-immigrant visa applicants worldwide will be required to use web-based form DS-160. The DS-160 form will combine the previous forms DS-156 and DS-157 and 158. Since not all U.S. Embassy’s and U.S. Consulates have implemented form DS-160, all consular posts that are not currently utilizing the DS-160 Web-based form will eventually be instructed to implement the DS-160 between March 1, and April 30, 2010. To review the list of the 24 consular posts currently using the new form DS-160, please visit