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Electronic Visa Application Form

DS-160 Online Application Form 

Applicants must complete the DS-160 interactive online application form. Completed forms will be transmitted electronically to the Consular Section of U.S. Embassy Rwanda.  

Check Your Answers Carefully

Once an online application has been submitted, there are no quick and easy ways to correct or add information at the visa interview. 

Significant errors in your application, or information incorrectly marked as "Not applicable," "Nil," or "Don't know," may result in your application being rejected at the time of your interview. This would require you to resubmit the entire application and to reschedule your interview appointment.

Do-It yourself / Photo System

 Applicants must upload a photo in order to submit the DS-160 online application.  For specific photo requirements, check the instructions.  

Applicants are expected to make every effort to upload a photo that meets the designated requirements.  However, if the photo upload is not accepted as suitable by the DS-160 system, applicants will be given the option to continue without a photo.  Whether a photo is successfully uploaded or not, applicants are requested to bring a photo that meets the above requirements to the interview.

Bring the Confirmation Page to the Visa Interview.

 After completing the DS-160 online application, be sure to print the confirmation page with a barcode generated by the online system and bring that page to the visa interview.  You are welcome to print the entire application form for your own records, but you must bring the confirmation page to your visa interview

Problems, Questions?

Our website has answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the online DS-160 application form.  Please read this page prior to contacting us via email.  If the answer to your question can be answered by reading the FAQ sheet, your email will not receive a response.

What Else to Bring to the Visa Interview

During the interview, the consular officer may request additional documentation in support of your application. This may include, but is not limited to, documents supporting claims of employment, student status, place of residence, financial status, intended itinerary, purpose of travel, etc.  There is no formula:  applicants should bring appropriate and persuasive documentary evidence to the interview to support claims made in the application. Applicants who do not have documentation requested by the consular officer may be asked to return at another date with the requested information.