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K-1 Visa Cambodia: The DS-160

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing the DS-160 form specifically in the context of a K-1 Visa application being processed through the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

What is the DS-160?  Well, it is a digital form that requires the identity document of a Khmer Fiancée or a fiancée of another nationality that is processing through the US Embassy in Phnom Penh. The DS-160 form has to be completed online. It has to be uploaded and the information in it has to be provided in a true and accurate manner so that then it is digitally uploaded and then the Department of State, for example the Consular Officers, an adjudicating officer, would look at that form digitally. There is also supporting documentation that goes along with that form but the form itself is digital. In the past, we dealt with documentation in a paper format. That has gone out the window and now we are dealing with this digitally. All of this is sort of done online. 

They have added a lot of stuff here recently so where once it was primarily vital statistics information and identity information, now it is information oftentimes related to social media and one's internet footprint if you will. So it is not a particularly short form. It requires a bit of time to get it uploaded. We often get people contacting us who are simply exasperated and frustrated dealing with the form and we are certainly happy to talk to those folks but keep in mind yes, it has to be done in order to finalize processing of a K-1 Visa application.

So the thing to take away from this video, it might not be a terrible idea if you are having issues with DS-160 to obtain some assistance. The other thing to take away from this video is, I don't love the DS-160 form, that being said it is just a necessary thing that is necessary in order to get through the process. It should not be confused with documentation pertaining to an American citizen's ability to financially support a K-1 Fiancée from Cambodia.