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U.S. Embassy Introduces New Online Visa Application Form

May 6, 2010

Dushanbe, Tajikistan: The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy, Dushanbe, announces a new online application system called the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC). The new application form, called DS-160, features benefits such as an intuitive interface and the ability for applicants to upload their own photographs. The system provides a translation of the visa application questions in Russian.

Beginning May 1, 2010, the new online application form will be required for certain participants of exchange programs, and will be accessible from the website for optional use.

As of May 24, 2010, this new online application form will be mandatory for all U.S. non immigrant visa applicants. After May 24, the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy, Dushanbe, will no longer accept the paper forms. Applicants for U.S. non immigrant visas will be required to present the DS-160 visa application confirmation page (containing a readable barcode) at their visa interview.

Full information on how to apply for a U.S. non immigrant visa and how to use the new online application form can be found at the U.S. Embassy website:

The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy will hold a presentation for the public about the new online visa application form DS-160 on Tuesday, May 18 at 14:00 at the American Corner, Dushanbe, located at the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan, 33 Rudaki Avenue (tel: 992-37-227-55-26). All are welcome to attend.

This presentation is currently available as a link from the U.S. Embassy website at:

For further questions regarding the new U.S. non immigrant visa application, please refer to our website or contact the Consular Section at +992-37-229-2300 during business hours (Monday 8 a.m. - noon; Tuesday-Friday 1 p.m. 5 p.m.).

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