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K-1 Visa Laos: The DS-160

Transcript of the above video:

As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing K-1 Fiancée Visas from Laos so we are presuming a Laos National who is marrying an American citizen or prospectively looking to marry an American citizen. 

We are talking about the DS-160 which is sort of the intake form for the Department of State. It is basically an identity documentation form. It is a form that needs to be filled out so that one can provide both their vital statistics and information pertaining to their identity and their standing in order to apply for a K-1 Fiancé Visa. 

It should be noted that there have been changes that have been made over these past recent months with respect to what is being sought in the DS-160 most notably they have added information pertaining to social media accounts etc. and so what was once a rather straightforward set of forms we did on paper, it has all been turned into this digital form which can prove frustrating and exasperating for those who are looking to file it because it is digital, people time out trying to trying to get their information into the form; it can be a problem. People contact us trying to get this stuff sorted out and we provide information and consultation services as well as opinions regarding how best to deal with matters in the DS-160. It is something of a cumbersome form to fill out and then it is something of a limited form sometimes when you have anomalous situations that you need to explain and simply the facilities within the DS-160 just aren't there to provide detailed explanation.

That being said, the thing to take away from this video, it is a crucial document. It is necessary to finalize the processing of an application for K-1 Visa. It should not be confused with documentation related to the American citizen's ability to support their perspective spouse and their fiancée in the United States. It more has to do with that person's vital statistics, information relating to them and information relating to their activities and what they have done outside of the United States prior to being granted a K-1 Fiancé Visa from Laos.