Form DS-230 Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration

Form DS-230 Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration

What Is DS-230 Form?

Form DS-230, Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration , is a legal document completed by foreign nationals who seek to obtain an immigrant visa and reside in the U.S. on a permanent basis. It must be filled out when applying for a visa at a U.S. consulate before a visa interview is scheduled. This application shows the intention to immigrate to the U.S. as a permanent resident.

Where to Get a DS-230 Form? {id="mcetoc_1eh9rfcvl0"}

The was originally released by the U.S. Department of State (DS) on July 1, 2004 and has been replaced by Form DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application, and Form DS-260, Online Immigrant Visa Application. A Form DS-230 sample is available for download below{class="scroll_to"} for reference.

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DS-230 Form Instructions {id="mcetoc_1eh9rfcvl0"}

This application requires the following details:

  1. Record your full name and other names used, date and place of birth, nationality, gender, marital status. Indicate your permanent U.S. address, address where you want your Green Card mailed, and telephone numbers.
  2. State your present occupation and its contact information. Add your spouse's full name, date, and place of birth, address, occupation, and date of marriage.
  3. Enter your parents' full names, dates of birth, places of birth, current addresses, or years of death. Provide the names, dates, and places of birth, and addresses of all your children.
  4. Write down all the places you have lived for at least six months since you were sixteen years old.
  5. If your spouse or children accompany you to the U.S. name them.
  6. List the places of employment you had for the last ten years and the educational institutions you attended. If you were enrolled in military service, indicate your branch, rank or position, and military occupation.
  7. State dates and locations of all previous visits to the U.S.
  8. Sign and date the form.
  9. Provide the sworn statement once again confirming your personal details. If you belong to one of the categories ineligible to receive a visa, you need to answer "yes." If you have ever been convicted of a crime or refused admission to the U.S., answer "yes" and explain the situation.
  10. Apply for a social security number if you wish. Authorize the disclosure of information to U.S. government agencies.
  11. Name the person who assisted you in completing the application.

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