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I asked them about the DS-156 form if it is still accepted since it's expired already on May 31,2011 and they replied that the DS-156 form unfortunately is no longer accepted, just filling out the new DS-160 form and save each page regularly on your hard drive for reference.

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I asked them about the DS-156 form if it is still accepted since it's expired already on May 31,2011 and they replied that the DS-156 form unfortunately is no longer accepted, just filling out the new DS-160 form and save each page regularly on your hard drive for reference.

Sorry, but you are 100% wrong. The K-1 is an exception to that rule. Search DS-160 and it will bring up the US State Department website. It will explain that the DS-160 is used for temporary travel to the US. The K-1 is not used for temporary travel although it is a non-immigrant type visa. Other visa types are under that same exception. Again, I am sorry, but the State Dept makes the rules and the rules you are citing are not correct.


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Sorry, but you are 100% wrong. The K-1 is an exception to that rule. Search DS-160 and it will bring up the US State Department website. It will explain that the DS-160 is used for temporary travel to the US. The K-1 is not used for temporary travel although it is a non-immigrant type visa. Other visa types are under that same exception. Again, I am sorry, but the State Dept makes the rules and the rules you are citing are not correct.

i agree with you :thumbs:

Sorry, but you are 100% wrong. The K-1 is an exception to that rule. Search DS-160 and it will bring up the US State Department website. It will explain that the DS-160 is used for temporary travel to the US. The K-1 is not used for temporary travel although it is a non-immigrant type visa. Other visa types are under that same exception. Again, I am sorry, but the State Dept makes the rules and the rules you are citing are not correct.

i agree with you :thumbs:

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Yep .. I was just there last week. Interview was last Thursday 6/16 - DS156 required. DS160 not required for K1.


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Sorry, but you are 100% wrong. The K-1 is an exception to that rule. Search DS-160 and it will bring up the US State Department website. It will explain that the DS-160 is used for temporary travel to the US. The K-1 is not used for temporary travel although it is a non-immigrant type visa. Other visa types are under that same exception. Again, I am sorry, but the State Dept makes the rules and the rules you are citing are not correct.

This is what i wrote and got back from the US embassy in Manila thru facebook:

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Hello, My name Is Jenessa Omadlao with case number MNL2011625113. My concerned is that the DS-156 form could be accepted if it filled out out by hand written? I have a problem filling it out, it won't allow me to continue when i answered in question no: 14(National identification Number) was not applicable and question No:15 in my home address has no apartment or house number coz i lived in a sitio only not in subdivision. The system would just said INCORRECT and it won't allow me to continue. Are the Street address line 1 and Street address line 2 can be the same Address? And the DS-156 was expired on May 31,2011,does that date still accepted? or is there DS-156 form, updated?..please write me back. Thanks and God bless!

"U.S. Embassy, Manila Philippines :

Hello Jenessa. Unfortunately, DS-156 forms are no longer accepted. Please try filling out a new DS-160 form and save each page regularly on your hard drive for reference. If you need additional assistance, you can e-mail ConsManilaNIV@state.gov. Thanks!"

Why the heck they replied me that?

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This is what i wrote and got back from the US embassy in Manila thru facebook:

Me:

Hello, My name Is Jenessa Omadlao with case number MNL2011625113. My concerned is that the DS-156 form could be accepted if it filled out out by hand written? I have a problem filling it out, it won't allow me to continue when i answered in question no: 14(National identification Number) was not applicable and question No:15 in my home address has no apartment or house number coz i lived in a sitio only not in subdivision. The system would just said INCORRECT and it won't allow me to continue. Are the Street address line 1 and Street address line 2 can be the same Address? And the DS-156 was expired on May 31,2011,does that date still accepted? or is there DS-156 form, updated?..please write me back. Thanks and God bless!

"U.S. Embassy, Manila Philippines :

Hello Jenessa. Unfortunately, DS-156 forms are no longer accepted. Please try filling out a new DS-160 form and save each page regularly on your hard drive for reference. If you need additional assistance, you can e-mail ConsManilaNIV@state.gov. Thanks!"

Why the heck they replied me that?

This postings came just in time, same question but looking at a DS-156K (which looks different than the 156. So which is it? Anyone can tell? Or is this Consulate specific (like many other things, as we all know)?

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Why the heck they replied me that?

Maybe they just assumed you were applying for a non immigrant visa for visiting or something and did not know it was for a K1, though the case number was cited, they probably did not look it up and just answered based on the question only about using ds-156.

Several here have just been successful with their interviews, I would follow their advise.


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Me:

Hello, My name Is Jenessa Omadlao with case number MNL2011625113. My concerned is that the DS-156 form could be accepted if it filled out out by hand written? I have a problem filling it out, it won't allow me to continue when i answered in question no: 14(National identification Number) was not applicable and question No:15 in my home address has no apartment or house number coz i lived in a sitio only not in subdivision. The system would just said INCORRECT and it won't allow me to continue. Are the Street address line 1 and Street address line 2 can be the same Address? And the DS-156 was expired on May 31,2011,does that date still accepted?

Anyone can help me this problem?.. can i just print it it out and fill up with the pen?..is it still be accepted?

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try writting NONE instead of just NO..otherwise leave it blank and use a pen to write none. dont leave any space unanswered.


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i just called the US embassy, and spoke with a lady, i asked her if the expired ds-156 form is still accepted she said YES...the DS-160 form is not applicable for K visa...that is only for the temporary stay in the US or for non immigrant only...

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try writting NONE instead of just NO..otherwise leave it blank and use a pen to write none. dont leave any space unanswered.

Thank you so much!...i will just leave it blank then use a pen to fill in the blanks cause it won't allow me to continue either i put a NONE's or NO's. Sometimes reading much online makes me me crazy lol. But i am sure this VJ i will learn lot of things,i will just focus this site...nothing else!

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Thank you so much!...i will just leave it blank then use a pen to fill in the blanks cause it won't allow me to continue either i put a NONE's or NO's. Sometimes reading much online makes me me crazy lol. But i am sure this VJ i will learn lot of things,i will just focus this site...nothing else!

Thank you VJ's members!

i feel you, i had that issue before so i just left them blank, when i got to my interview the pre screener ask me to just write none to all of them. its just better filing them out online coz its more neat and readable specially if you have a complicated name spelling or so.


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