Filling the Immigrant Visa form DS-260: You have won the Diversity Visa Lottery and you need to fill the visa form called DS-260 form.
There are two types of visas for the United States. There are visas which are called immigrant visas and the visas which are called non-immigrant.
Immigrant visas are the visas for people who are going to live in America on a permanent basis. You have won the DV Lottery, you are going to become a permanent of the United States, for that particular case, you fill the DS-260 form.
Those who are going to U.S like student, tourist, visitors, exchange visitors or student, for a certain particular time, is called non-immigrant visas and they fill DS-160. The DS-160, Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application form, is for temporary travel to the United States, and for K (fiancé(e)) visas. Form DS-160 is submitted electronically to the Department of State website via the Internet.
But in this particular guide, we are talking about immigrant form, DS-260. This form has a lot of information. Don’t rush to fill the form and submit. There is no competition in submitting because one mistake can cause you not to be given the visa.
Filling the Immigrant Visa form DS-260
The form needs to have information about yourself, date of birth, place of birth, your education. You will be putting exactly the name of the school, exactly where did you study, which year, address. All the education level you have you are going to put there.
When it comes to the work experience, you will put all the work experience in the past five years you have.
If you are married, or divorced, even if your spouse passed away, you will put their information or you are not planning to go with your spouse, you have to put their information too.
If you have children, whether you are going with them or not going with them. First of all, you have to put them during the DV lottery application, then you have to indicate them in DS-260 form too.
Once you complete the DS-260 application form, you will submit the application.
But if you have married and you are planning to go with your spouse, then there is a place you add derivative, you are dependent in the application. You will open another profile within the form, to add your spouse.
If you have two children, you add the profile of each child who will be going with you and you’re going to fill all the information in the DS-260 form.
Once you submit the completed DS-260 form, then you wait for the next step, which is the request for the documents. But before the request for the documents, if at one point you find out you made a mistake in that DS-260 form, you want to make changes, you cannot make changes once that form is submitted.
What you need to do is call to request the authority which is Kentucky Consular Center, KCC, to unlock your case. When you win, they’ll give you the email address to communicate with KCC.
When writing the mail to KCC, you put the subject, you put their email address, and you don’t need to put much explanation, you ask them to “Please unlock my case number or my DS-260”. But you have to indicate your full name, date of birth, and also you have to indicate your case number so that they can be able to unlock it.
Sometimes it takes a week, two weeks, three weeks, depending on how busy they are.
To avoid unnecessary stress and pressure to think or to wait for them to unlock, make sure you fill everything correctly before you submit the form. Ask another person to review if the names, dates, matter, the place you lived before, everything is correct. So that you don’t need to have a pressure to unlock and then they are not unlocking for two, three weeks. Don’t do that.
Make sure that you fill the visa form correctly.
On the interview time, most of the things you filled in the DS-260 form, if you say you have master’s degree, they will want to see the master’s degree certificate. If you said you have two years of work experience from this organization, they want a proof.
So you must make sure that you put things which you can show as proof and which are true in that particular form.
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