DS-160 Confirmation Number Details
When completing the DS-160 form, applicants receive a unique confirmation number. This number is crucial for further visa processing, especially for the visa interview.
Locating the Confirmation Number
The confirmation number is displayed upon completing the online US visa DS-160 form. Applicants should:
- Immediately print the confirmation page once they submit the form.
- Note down the confirmation number, as it’s needed for later stages of the visa process.
If the confirmation page is lost or the number is not recorded, it can be retrieved by:
- Accessing the Consular Electronic Application Center website.
- Clicking on “Retrieve an Application”.
- Entering the correct captcha code.
- Providing the DS-160 Application ID.
Importance of Visa Interview
The DS-160 confirmation number is:
- It is mandatory to book a visa interview appointment.
- It is required to match the application form with the booking at the interview.
Without this number, consular officers cannot access the submitted DS-160 form, potentially leading to delays or cancellation of the visa interview and application process.