K1 Visa FAQs: Application (IV)

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I am confused about the Form DS-160 and Form DS-156.  What is the difference?

K visa applicants are not yet required to complete the DS-160 (Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application).  Each K nonimmigrant visa applicant must submit the following:

  • two (2) completed copies of the DS-156 Nonimmigrant Visa Application
  • two (2) completed copies of the DS-157 Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application
  • one (1) completed copy of the DS-156K Nonimmigrant Fiancé(e) Visa Application (this is for K1 applicants only)

The forms may be downloaded from this link: http://travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_1342.html

Should you make a mistake in filling out the forms, you may download new ones.

I wish to know how and where I can get a CEAC confirmation letter as part of the requirement for my visa interview.

CEAC stands for Consular Electronic Application Center, where the Form DS-160 is located.  Since K visa applicants do not need to fill out this form, a CEAC letter is not needed.

See our other K1 Visa FAQs for more information about K1 visas: Who needs to attend the interview?; NBI and other police clearances; and affidavits of support.

16 thoughts on “K1 Visa FAQs: Application (IV)

  1. Dear Sir / Ma’m,
    why its hard to find out if the application is already there in Manila U.S embassy? its been so long since January 2012?

    • Thank you for posting a comment on VISAtisfied Voyager, U.S. Embassy Manila’s visa blog. For specific questions related to your case, please send an e-mail to IVManilaReplies@state.gov with your complete name and case number clearly indicated, or you may call the Immigrant Visa Unit’s inquiry line at 301-2000, extension 5184 or 5185.

  2. Dear Sir/Madam,
    i filled up a form for scheduling our interview for B-2 VISA.On that form ask me for add dependent.so i put my daughter as my dependent because we both getting this visa.just make me little confused about it.Its say dependents it does means that my daughter will go with me on that same date and time for the interview?

    • Hi Maria Teresa. You and your daughter should have separate accounts for your interview appointment. Depending on the availability of interview appointments, you can schedule your interview on the same date and time. If you were able to get the same schedule, your applications will be processed together. If your daughter is a minor, you should get the same schedule because minor applicants are required to appear with at least one parent for the interview. You can book your appointment by calling (02) 982-5555 or (02) 902-8930. The call center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Manila time, except on U.S. and Philippine holidays. Appointments can also be booked online through http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph.

  3. hello. how do i request for an interview appointment without the DS-160. i am applying for a K visa and when i call the embassy number the recording say i should finish the ds-160 and payment first before i can schedule for an interview. but like it is stated here, K visas doesnt require ds-160. instead i need the ds-156 like stated here. thank you very much

    • Thank you for posting a comment on VISAtisfied Voyager, U.S. Embassy Manila’s visa blog.

      fiancé(e) (K1) visa applicants must submit two (2) completed copies of the DS-156 Nonimmigrant Visa Application and DS-157 Supplemental Nonimmigrant Visa Application, and one (1) completed copy of the DS-156K Nonimmigrant Fiancé(e) Visa Application.

      Please note that K1 applicants must pay the visa application fee of $240, before they can request a visa appointment via the online appointment website or the Embassy’s Visa Call Center.

      Once you have paid the visa application fee, you may schedule an appointment by calling the Embassy’s call center or by visiting this website: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ph to schedule an interview date online.

    • Thank you for your interest in the VISAtisfied Voyager.

      The K visa is a nonimmigrant visa that does not automatically grant U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident (LPR) status to the beneficiaries.
      K-1 stands for a Fiancé(e) Visa, while K-2 is the visa classification for K-1’s minor children (unmarried and below 21 years of age).

      Those who qualify for K visas will be able to join their partners in the United States as a nonimmigrant, without the potentially long period of separation during the petition process. They will need to adjust their immigration status in the United States to become lawful permanent residents.

      The Form DS-160, a nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, is a fully integrated online application form that is used to collect necessary application information from nonimmigrant visa applicants, except for those in the K, N, S, T, and U categories, in U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide. Eventually, the entire visa electronic application process will be universal. It’s just that right now, implementation is in stages.

  4. i filled out a ds-160 form yesterday, i didnt know that this is not required for k1 visa applicants. is there any way to delete the form?

    • K nonimmigrant visa applicants are not yet required to complete the DS-160 (Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application) Form.
      There is no way to delete this form from the system–however, we wish to assure you that this will not affect your visa application. For a list of requirements in preparation for the visa interview, you may wish to visit our website at http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3023.html.

  5. HELLO . WE GOT AN EMAIL LAST SEPT.05,2012 FROM USCIS SAYING THAT THEY HAVE APPROVED OUR K1 PETITION , DOES IT MEAN THAT WE JUST HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE PACKET? WE’RE NOW ON 9 n HALF PROCESSING AND WAITING. PLS REPLY. THANK YOU.

    • Thank you for your interest in the VISAtisfied Voyager.

      To enable us to address your concerns regarding your visa case, we request you to send an email to IVManilaReplies@state.gov. You need to indicate your complete name and case number when sending your inquiry.

  6. i have 2 sons and they are only 3 and 4 y.o so il be the one to fill up forms and one is ds 156 form. my concern is in question 39 which is : was this application prepared by another person, i answered yes. and in question 40 it states there to indicate the one who prepared the application. do i need to fill it up and write the relationship to applicant “mother”? And lastly what date should i put in question 41, is it the date i answered the form or just leave it blank as well as the signature?

    • Thank you for your interest in the VISAtisfied Voyager. For specific information regarding your visa case, please send an email to IVManilaReplies@state.gov with your complete name, date and place of birth, and the 10-digit visa case number.

  7. i just wanna ask how long it will take for visa processing or review weve been wiating for almost a week and consul says we dont need any documents form u anymore and courier said was we will contact u b4 2 weeks if your visa is ok but after 2 weeks we didnt contact u you will need to egt your paasport in usem and it means vis anot ok :( ive presented bring and show all documents needed all docs theyve ask i prepare evrything.
    now we dont know what are the resons why they do review on docs because consul didnt say any reasons why they will not approved yet the visa so i assume i was approved and courier will jsut deliver the passport

    • Thank you for posting a comment on VISAtisfied Voyager, U.S. Embassy Manila’s visa blog.

      To enable us to provide you with the status of your visa application, we request you to send your inquiry to IVManilaReplies@state.gov with your complete name and case number clearly indicated.

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