Department of State Transitions to Online Immigrant Visa Applications

Fragomen Reports:

United States: DOS Transitions to Online Immigrant Visa Applications – Beginning September 3, 2013, the Department of State will transition to an online application system for nearly all immigrant visa applications. As of that date, foreign nationals applying for an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate must use online Form DS-260 (Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration) instead of paper Form DS-230, and online form DS-261 (Choice of Address and Agent) instead of paper Form DS-3032. Only Diversity Visa and Cuban Family Reunification Parole applicants will be permitted to use the paper immigrant visa forms.