How to Fill the U.S DS160 Visa Application Form (WITH PICTURES)

How to Fill the U.S DS160 Visa Application Form (WITH PICTURES)

U.S DS160 Visa Application Form – In this post we are going to teach you how to fill out and submit the US Non-immigrant Visa Application (DS-160) form. After this process, you can move on to other steps like paying your visa fees and scheduling for an interview at the US embassy. Let’s go there.

Before you start make sure that you have:

  1. A computer or laptop that is connected to the internet.
  2. Your international passport (or a photocopy) handy.
  3. You know what type of visa you are applying for.

You can also read: How to Apply for US Visa in Nigeria

Now that you have made available the aforementioned, follow me as I fill out an application form on the internet using Nigeria as my home country.

However, if you can not fill out this form on your own, contact us on 07033378184 or via email: will be glad to help!

  • Go to:
  • Select the location where you will be applying for the visa. We are going to select “Nigeria, Abuja” as our case study
  • Select “ABUJA, NIGERIA”
  • Fill the Captcha and then click on “Start an Application”

U.S DS160 Visa Application Form home page


  • On the next page, you will be required to secure your application by providing a security question and answer of your choice. For this illustration, our security question will be “What is the given name of your mother’s mother?
  • Answer the question and click on “Continue”

Bear in mind that you will be required to provide your security answer if you fill out this application half way and have to come back to it later.

As soon as you click on “Continue”, the first section that appears is the “Personal Information 1” page.

Here you are to fill in the following:

  • Your full names (including maiden name, religious name, etc.)
  • Your sex
  • Marital Status
  • Date and Place of Birth (This information can be found on the Bio data page of your international passport)


  • As soon as you are done, click on “Personal 2” to enter the second phrase of this form. You can also take the application “back” or “save” to come back to it later.

On the “Personal Information 2” page you will be required to fill out the following:

  • Country of Origin (You will also indicate if you hold or have held any nationality other than the country you gave as your country of origin)
  • Specify if you are a permanent resident of any other country other than the one you indicated
  • Tick “Does Not Apply” for national identification number ,U.S. Social Security Number,U.S. Taxpayer ID Number (Unless you have any of those identification numbers)


Click on “Next: Address and Phone” to enter the next page.

On this page you are to fill out the following:

  • Home Address (includes street address, city, zip code and country)
  • Indicate if your mailing address is same as your home address
  • Phone Number: This is your primary, secondary and work phone number. If you do not have any of the three required phone numbers, tick “Does Not Apply”
  • Email address


When you are done, click on “Next: Passport”

On this new page, you will fill in the following information:

  • Your Passport Number
  • Passport Type (Diplomatic, Regular, Official Passport etc.). Select “Regular”
  • Passport Book Number (Tick on “Does Not Apply”)
  • Enter the country where the passport was issued (Nigeria; Include the city and State)
  • Issuance Date: This is the date the international passport was issued and its expiration date (Format: DD-MMM-YYYY)
  • Indicate if your passport has been stolen or lost before. If it has, tick “Yes” then state the previous passport number (if you can remember) and explain how it got lost.


Then click on “Next: Travel”

On this page you are going to give all information in respect to your travel plans. This includes;

  • The purpose of the trip to the United States of America. For the purpose of this case study, we will pick “TEM. BUSINESS PLEASURE VISITOR (B) and “BUSINESS & TOURISM (TEMPORARY VISITOR)(B1/B2)
  • Tick “Yes” to show that you have made specific travel plans.
  • State the date of arrival and departure date from the United States
  • Indicate arrival and departure flight if you know it.
  • State arrival and departure city in the U.S
  • Provide the locations you plan to visit in the United States (click on “Add Another” if you have more than one locations to visit on your trip)
  • Fill in the address of where you will stay in the U.S (This includes the street address, city, state and zip code)
  • Indicate who is paying for your trip. If you select that “someone else” will be paying for the trip you will need to give the name and contact details of the person or organization.


Click on “Next: Travel Companions”

  • If there are people traveling with you, tick “Yes”. If you and the persons traveling with you are a part of a group of an organization tick “yes”. However, if you are traveling as a family tick “No”
  • Enter the names and your relationship with the persons traveling with you
  • Click on “Add Another” to add more traveling companions.


  • Click on “Next: Previous U.S. Travel”

On this page, you will be answering questions based on your previous travel to the United States of America. Provide complete and accurate information to all questions. Provide explanation where necessary.

Click on “Next: U.S. Contact” when you are through filling out this page.

The Next Page is the U.S. Point of Contact Information

Here you need to provide the contact details of the person or organization you are going to meet in the United States. This includes their full name, relationship with you, contact address, phone number and email address.

When you have filled out the spaces provided, click on “Next: family”.

On this page, you will fill in information concerning your biological or adopted parents. You are to give your parents full names, date of birth, if they have ever been to the U.S. You will also have to indicate if you have any immediate or far relatives in the United States.

filling out your U.S DS160 Visa Application Form

When you are done, click on “Next: Spouse”

On this page, you will fill out the personal information of your spouse (if you indicated that you are married). This information includes their full names, date of birth, country of origin, city and contact address.

When you are done, click on “Next: Work/Education/Training”

On this page, you are to state your primary occupation.  If your field is not on the list, click on “Other” and then specify your job title in the box that will be provided.

You will also State the name and contact details of your present employer of school.

If you are employed, you will also be expected to fill out your monthly salary in our local currency and your job descriptions in the box provided.

When you are through, click on Next:Work/Education:Previous”

On this page, you are to provide your employment information for the last five years that you were employed. If you weren’t employed within the last five years tick “No”

If you have attended a secondary school/university or a vocational program tick “Yes”. And provide the Name, contact address, your course of study and duration.

Click on “Next: Work/Education: Additional” when you are done.

On this new page, you will be required to fill out additional information about yourself. These include the following:

  • The languages you speak
  • The countries that you have traveled within the last 5 years and
  • Specific specialized skills and affiliations

filling your U.S DS160 Visa Application Form

When you are done click on “Next: Security and Background”.

On the next few pages, you will be asked questions to provide security and background information about yourself. These questions covers your physical and mental health, crime records, affiliations, etc. You are to answer these questions correctly. These security section runs from part 1 to 5. When you are done answering a page, click on ” Next: “Security and Background” until you get to the “part 5” of the section.

After you have gone through the Security Part 1 to 5, next is the page where you will upload a head-shot photo of yourself. Click on “Next: Photo” to get started.

Bear in mind that for this sector, you must have a digital copy of your passport on your computer to upload to the application. The digital image must adhere to a required set of specifications given by the U.S. embassy. If the photo you submitted does not meet these standards, you will be required to submit a new passport photo with the application. Or come along to the visa interview with your confirmation page and passport.

Next is the Review Section (Next: REVIEW)

Here, you are to go through your application to make sure you fill it out correctly.  This is your last chance to correct whatever mistakes you might have made.

When you are done with this stage you will move on to the final section, which is the confirmation section. On this page, you will confirm the authentication of the information you provided in the application form. This will be done by indicating whether you filled out the form yourself and giving your international passport number as an e-signature to that effect.

Click on “Sign and Submit Application”

The next page is the confirmation page. You are to print out this page because  you will be taking it along to your visa interview appointment. You can also send a soft copy of this confirmation page to your email address for safe keeping. Just click on “Email Confirmation”

how to fill U.S DS160 Visa Application Form

And that’s how to fill your U.S. DS 160 Application  form. If you have a problem with filling out this form, use our comment area to tell us about your problem and we will respond to you quickly.

If you need assistance with filling your U.S DS160 Visa Application Form. You can also contact us on 07033378184 or via email: will be glad to help!

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