DS 160 Tutorial Guide 3 of 12
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Part 3 – Form DS-160 Guide – Creating Your Personal DS-160 File
Welcome to Part 3 in this series of our DS-160 Guide
Once you click on the “Start an Application” button you will immediately be taken to the “Application Information” page.
You will notice that in the right hand section there is a box with “Your Application ID” number.
In the bottom half of this page you will notice there is a security question. You can choose from a range of questions and then you can enter your answer. Because will you need to save your information and come back to this form later on, you will be able to enter your application ID and answer the security question to get back into your case.
Ok – now hit the “Continue” button to enter the next page. This will take you to the section called Personal Information 1.
These questions should be very easy to follow and you can see how we’ve completed our information. The personal information you complete here should reflect the information on your passport.
Please note that at the end of each page there is a “Save” button. Make sure that you save every page as you make progress. We cannot stress this enough. This DS-160 software will “time out” every few minutes – perhaps every 10-20 mins – so it’s very important to save your work as you go other wise, if you completed say, 5 pages, and then hit the save button the system may have already timed out and all of your data would have been lost and you’ll have to start over. Unfortunately, (at time of writing) the DS-160 software does not give you advanced warning of imminent timing out.
The next page will take you to Personal Information 2.
Personal Information 2.
As you make progress in your case you will notice in the left hand margin nagivation tabs. In this example, it’s showing that we’re at “Personal 2”. As you review the remainder of these navigation tabs you will see the sections that we’ll need to progress through in order to complete this form. Under the “Personal” tab you will notice this is actually a two page section: Personal 1 and Personal 2. Therefore, as we progress through this form some of the other tabs we’re yet to cover will expand into multiple sub-sections – so be prepared.
Continue to review the information as we have entered in the section Personal 2, and make sure that you have your information handy for when it’s your turn to complete this section.
National Identification Number:
Every British citizen will have a National Insurance Number at the point of starting to work, and you can enter this information here.
Social Security Number:
Some British citizens may also have a Social Security number if they have previously worked in the US under a Work Permit or visa that permitted them to work. Please enter this information also if applicable.
In the next presentation we’ll continue with your Address and Contact information.
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