DS 160 Tutorial Guide 2 of 12
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Part 2 – Form DS-160 Guide – Getting Started
Welcome to Part 2 of our DS-160 Guide Series.
You will need to go to the following website to get to the home page for the DS-160
You can also Google the term DS-160 and find the link that way
When you get to the link, the page will look like this: –
As you review this page you will notice that in addition to a link for the DS-160 itself, there is also a link for some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and we’d recommend that you download a copy of these FAQs for your kind perusal. Again, the secret to being able to complete the DS-160 for yourself is in the amount of the advance preparation you do before you attempt to complete this form online.
Once you have printed out your FAQs and studied them, you’ll begin to have a better understanding of the type of questions and issues others have faced and then you can begin to prepare your information accordingly.
If you click on the “Consular Electronic Application Center website”, as illustrated here, this will take you to the DS-160 form.
DS-160 Home Page
Please take a moment to review this page and read it carefully.
In the bottom right hand section you will notice three red buttons where you can: –
Start An Application
Upload an Application
Retrieve an Application
In this case, you will be looking to ‘Start an Application’.
I’d also like to point out the “Test Photo | Photo Standard Guide” section, which is just above the three red buttons on your right.
Please take some time to explore this link so that you understand how best to prepare your passport picture, as this will need to be uploaded as part of the application process.
Before you can actually get started, you will need to first click on the Drop Window that asks – “….where you will be applying for this visa”. What is being asked here is – which American Consulate office will you be filing your case.
In this example, we’ll be filing in England, London.
Once you have selected the country where you’d like to file your form DS-160, you can then select the “Start an Application” option.
In the next presentation we’ll show you how to create your own DS-160 file and begin entering your information.
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