DS-230 Expires for Certain Applicants, Online Forms Launched
A new DS-260 form has replaced the DS-230 for certain applicants. The DS-260, Online Immigrant Visa Application & Registration, and DS-261, Choice of Address and Agent, are electronic visa application forms completed and submitted online to the Department of State via the Internet through the Consular Electronic Applications Center.
The forms may be partially completed, saved online to finish, and submitted later; or they can be completed and submitted in a single session. The forms eventually will be implemented worldwide and required for all immigrant visa applications. Additional information, such as the current conditions and limitations on applicability of the forms, is available online.