Immigration Alert

    View Authors March 2010

    The US Embassy in Japan has announced that it will require the use of the online Form DS-160, Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, in place of the current nonimmigrant application Forms DS-156, DS-157 and DS-158 for all nonimmigrant visa applicants (regardless of age) who have an interview on or after March 29, 2010, except K (fiancée and certain spouses) visa applicants. Applicants who have an interview on or before March 26 must continue to use Form DS-156. Please see the website for the US Embassy in Japan for details.

    If you have any questions regarding the new application procedure, please contact Gregory A. Wald, Masako Hitchingham or Brian E. Schield.