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K-3 Visa Laos: 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 the K-3 Marriage Visa.

For those of you who are unaware, the K-3 Marriage Visa can only be sought by American citizens for their spouses.  In this video we are talking about it in the context of presumably a Laos National Spouse processing through the US Embassy in Vientiane in Laos.

So with respect to one of the critical forms in dealing with the application at the Embassy is the DS-160. Now this document asks for a lot of personal information, a lot of identity information sort of information you could call vital statistics as well as information regarding one’s digital footprint on the web so things like a social media information pertaining to the applicant, that is the Laos National for the K-3 VISA. It should not be confused with documentation related to an ability to financially sponsor a K-3 applicant. That is dealt with in other documentation. Instead the DS-160 is simply there to provide if you will kind of a road map for the adjudicating officer to understand that person's factual situation, to understand their prior history, where they have lived outside of the United States, what they have done outside the United States work-wise and information about whether or not they may or may not be inadmissible to the United States.

So, it is an important document. It must be answered truthfully. It can be rather frustrating dealing with it in an online capacity because we find people kind of time out while they are trying to put the information in or they just get frustrated dealing with what they are asking for. It sometimes isn't the greatest, for purposes of anomalous situations, as it doesn't provide enough space if you will to explain sort of A-typical circumstances.

That being said, it is the form we have to deal with and the DS-160 is integral to getting a K-3 Marriage Visa from the US Embassy in Vientiane in Laos.