Alien Registration Details

The Ds 230 form is a key part of the process for obtaining an immigrant visa for your spouse. This form must be completed and submitted to the National Visa Center along with other required documentation. It's important to understand the information requested on the form and provide accurate responses. Failure to do so could result in delays or even a denial of your visa application. Here we'll take a look at what is required on the Ds 230 form and provide some tips on filling it out accurately. Are you considering sponsoring your spouse for an immigrant visa? If so, you'll need to submit the Ds 230 form as part of the application process.

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Form NameDs 230 Form
Form Length4 pages
Fillable?Yes
Fillable fields248
Avg. time to fill out25 min 20 sec
Other namesimmigration form ds 230, form ds 230, visa registration, visa immigrant application

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U.S. Department of State

APPLICATION FOR

IMMIGRANT VISA AND ALIEN REGISTRATION

OMB APPROVAL NO. 1405-0015 EXPIRES: 07/31/2018

ESTIMATED BURDEN: 1 HOUR*

(See Page 2)

PART I - BIOGRAPHIC DATA

Instructions: Complete one copy of this form for yourself and each member of your family, regardless of age, who will immigrate with you. Please print or type your answers to all questions. Mark questions that are Not Applicable with "N/A". If there is insufficient room on the form, answer on a separate sheet using the same numbers that appear on the form. Attach any additional sheets to this form.

Warning: Any false statement or concealment of a material fact may result in your permanent exclusion from the United States.

This form (DS-230 Part I) is the first of two parts. This part, together with Form DS-230 Part II, constitutes the complete Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration.

1. Family Name

First Name

Middle Name

2.Other Names Used or Aliases (If married woman, give maiden name)

3.Full Name in Native Alphabet (If Roman letters not used)

4.

Date of Birth (mm-dd-yyyy)

5.

Age

 

6. Place of Birth (City or Town)

 

(Province)

 

 

 

 

 

(Country)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Nationality (If dual national,

8.

Gender

 

9. Marital Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

give both.)

 

 

 

Female

 

 

Single (Never Married)

 

Married

 

Widowed

 

 

Divorced

 

Separated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Male

 

Including my present marriage, I have been married

 

 

times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.Permanent address in the United States where you intend to live, if known (street address including ZIP code). Include the name of a person who currently lives there.

11.Address in the United States where you want your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) mailed, if different from address in item #10 (include the name of a person who currently lives there).

Telephone number

Telephone number

12. Present Occupation

13. Present Address (Street Address) (City or Town) (Province) (Country)

Telephone Number (Home)

Telephone Number (Office)

E-mail Address

14. Spouse's Maiden or Family Name

First Name

Middle Name

15. Date (mm-dd-yyyy) and Place of Birth of Spouse

16.Address of Spouse (If different from your own)

17.Spouse's Occupation

18.Date of Marriage (mm-dd-yyyy)

19. Father's Family Name

First Name

Middle Name

20.Father's Date of Birth (mm-dd-yyyy)

21. Place of Birth

22. Current Address

23.If Deceased, Give Year of Death

24. Mother's Family Name at Birth

First Name

Middle Name

25.Mother's Date of Birth (mm-dd-yyyy)

26. Place of Birth

27. Current Address

28.If Deceased, Give Year of Death

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29. List Names, Dates and Places of Birth, and Addresses of ALL Children.

Name

Date (mm-dd-yyyy)

 

Place of Birth

Address (If different from your own)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30.List below all places you have lived for at least six months since reaching the age of 16, including places in your country of nationality. Begin with your present residence.

City or Town

Province

 

Country

From/To (mm-yyyy) or "Present"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31a. Person(s) named in 14 and 29 who will accompany you to the United States now.

31b. Person(s) named in 14 and 29 who will follow you to the United States at a later date.

32. List below all employment for the last ten years.

Employer

Location

 

Job Title

From/To (mm-yyyy) or "Present"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In what occupation do you intend to work in the United States?

33. List below all educational institutions attended.

School and Location

From/To (mm-yyyy)

 

Course of Study

Degree or Diploma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Languages spoken or read

Professional associations to which you belong

34. Previous Military Service

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

Branch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates of Service (mm-dd-yyyy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank/Position

 

 

 

 

 

Military Speciality/Occupation

35.List dates of all previous visits to or residence in the United States. (If never, write "never") Give type of visa status, if known. Give DHS "A" number if any.

From/To (mm-yyyy)

Location

 

Type of Visa

 

"A" Number (If known)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signature of Applicant

Date (mm-dd-yyyy)

Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Statements

The information asked for on this form is requested pursuant to Section 222 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The U.S. Department of State uses the facts you provide on this form primarily to determine your classification and eligibility for a U.S. immigrant visa. Individuals who fail to submit this form or who do not provide all the requested information may be denied a U.S. immigrant visa. If you are issued an immigrant visa and are subsequently admitted to the United States as an immigrant, the Department of Homeland Security will use the information on this form to issue you a Permanent Resident Card, and, if you so indicate, the Social Security Administration will use the information to issue you a social security number and card.

*Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including time required for searching existing data sources, gathering the necessary documentation, providing the information and/or documents required, and reviewing the final collection. You do not have to supply this information unless this collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. If you have comments on the accuracy of this burden estimate and/or recommendations for reducing it, please send them to: PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov. Please do not send Visa Applications to this address. Send Visa Applications to your nearest U.S Embassy or Consulate for processing.

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U.S. Department of State

OMB APPROVAL NO. 1405-0015

APPLICATION FOR IMMIGRANT VISA AND

ALIEN REGISTRATION

EXPIRES: 07/31/2015

ESTIMATED BURDEN: 1 HOUR*

PART II - SWORN STATEMENT

Instructions: Complete one copy of this form for yourself and each member of your family, regardless of age, who will immigrate with you. Please print or type your answers to all questions. Mark questions that are Not Applicable with "N/A". If there is insufficient room on the form, answer on a separate sheet using the same numbers that appear on the form. Attach any additional sheets to this form. The fee should be paid in United States dollars or local currency equivalent, or by bank draft.

Warning: Any false statement or concealment of a material fact may result in your permanent exclusion from the United States. Even if you are issued an immigrant visa and are subsequently admitted to the United States, providing false information on this form could be grounds for your prosecution and/or deportation.

This form (DS-230 Part II), together with Form DS-230 Part I, constitutes the complete Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration.

36. Family Name

First Name

Middle Name

37.Other Names Used or Aliases (If married woman, give maiden name)

38.Full Name in Native Alphabet (If Roman letters not used)

39. Name and Address of Petitioner

Telephone number

E-mail Address

40.United States laws governing the issuance of visas require each applicant to state whether or not he or she is a member of any class of individuals excluded from admission into the United States. The excludable classes are described below in general terms. You should read carefully the following list and answer Yes or No to each category. The answers you give will assist the consular officer to reach a decision on your eligibility to receive a visa.

Except as Otherwise Provided by Law, Aliens Within the Following Classifications are Ineligible to Receive a Visa.

Do Any of the Following Classes Apply to You?

a. An alien who has a communicable disease of public health significance; who has failed to present documentation of having

 

Yes

received vaccinations in accordance with U.S. law; who has or has had a physical or mental disorder that poses or is likely to

 

 

 

 

pose a threat to the safety or welfare of the alien or others; or who is a drug abuser or addict.

 

 

 

b. An alien convicted of, or who admits having committed, a crime involving moral turpitude or violation of any law relating to a

 

 

Yes

 

 

controlled substance or who is the spouse, son or daughter of such a trafficker who knowingly has benefited from the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

trafficking activities in the past five years; who has been convicted of 2 or more offenses for which the aggregate sentences

 

 

 

were 5 years or more; who is coming to the United States to engage in prostitution or commercialized vice or who has

 

 

 

engaged in prostitution or procuring within the past 10 years; who is or has been an illicit trafficker in any controlled

 

 

 

substance; who has committed a serious criminal offense in the United States and who has asserted immunity from

 

 

 

prosecution; who, while serving as a foreign government official, was responsible for or directly carried out particularly severe

 

 

 

violations of religious freedom; or whom the President has identified as a person who plays a significant role in a severe form

 

 

 

of trafficking in persons, who otherwise has knowingly aided, abetted, assisted or colluded with such a trafficker in severe

 

 

 

forms of trafficking in persons, or who is the spouse, son or daughter of such a trafficker who knowingly has benefited from

 

 

 

the trafficking activities within the past five years.

 

 

 

c. An alien who seeks to enter the United States to engage in espionage, sabotage, export control violations, terrorist activities,

 

 

Yes

 

 

the overthrow of the Government of the United States or other unlawful activity; who is a member of or affiliated with the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communist or other totalitarian party; who participated, engaged or ordered genocide, torture, or extrajudicial killings; or who

 

 

 

is a member or representative of a terrorist organization as currently designated by the U.S. Secretary of State.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d. An alien who is likely to become a public charge.

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

e. An alien who seeks to enter for the purpose of performing skilled or unskilled labor who has not been certified by the

 

 

Yes

 

 

Secretary of Labor; who is a graduate of a foreign medical school seeking to perform medical services who has not passed

 

 

 

 

 

the NBME exam or its equivalent; or who is a health care worker seeking to perform such work without a certificate from the

 

 

 

CGFNS or from an equivalent approved independent credentialing organization.

 

 

 

f. An alien who failed to attend a hearing on deportation or inadmissibility within the last 5 years; who seeks or has sought a

 

 

Yes

 

 

visa, entry into the United States, or any immigration benefit by fraud or misrepresentation; who knowingly assisted any other

 

 

 

 

 

alien to enter or try to enter the United States in violation of law; who, after November 30, 1996, attended in student (F) visa

 

 

 

status a U.S. public elementary school or who attended a U.S. public secondary school without reimbursing the school; or

 

 

 

who is subject to a civil penalty under INA 274C.

 

 

 

No

No

No

No No

No

Privacy Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Statements

The information asked for on this form is requested pursuant to Section 222 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The U.S. Department of State uses the facts you provide on this form primarily to determine your classification and eligibility for a U.S. immigrant visa. Individuals who fail to submit this form or who do not provide all the requested information may be denied a U.S. immigrant visa. If you are issued an immigrant visa and are subsequently admitted to the United States as an immigrant, the Department of Homeland Security will use the information on this form to issue you a Permanent Resident Card, and, if you so indicate, the Social Security Administration will use the information to issue you a social security number and card.

*Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response, including time required for searching existing data sources, gathering the necessary documentation, providing the information and/or documents required, and reviewing the final collection. You do not have to supply this information unless this collection displays a currently valid OMB control number. If you have comments on the accuracy of this burden estimate and/or recommendations for reducing it, please send them to: PRA_BurdenComments@state.gov. Please do not send Visa Applications to this address. Send Visa Applications to your nearest U.S Embassy or Consulate for processing.

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g. An alien who is permanently ineligible for U.S. citizenship; or who departed the United States to evade military service in

Yes

No

time of war.

 

 

h. An alien who was previously ordered removed within the last 5 years or ordered removed a second time within the last

Yes

No

20 years; who was previously unlawfully present and ordered removed within the last 10 years or ordered removed a

 

 

second time within the last 20 years; who was convicted of an aggravated felony and ordered removed; who was

 

 

previously unlawfully present in the United States for more than 180 days but less than one year who voluntarily departed

 

 

within the last 3 years; or who was unlawfully present for more than one year or an aggregate of one year within the last

 

 

10 years.

 

 

i. An alien who is coming to the United States to practice polygamy; who withholds custody of a U.S. citizen child outside

Yes

No

the United States from a person granted legal custody by a U.S. court or intentionally assists another person to do so;

 

 

who has voted in the United States in violation of any law or regulation; or who renounced U.S. citizenship to avoid

 

 

taxation.

 

 

j. An alien who is a former exchange visitor who has not fulfilled the 2-year foreign residence requirement.

Yes

No

k. An alien determined by the Attorney General to have knowingly made a frivolous application for asylum.

Yes

No

 

l. An alien who has ordered, carried out or materially assisted in extrajudicial and political killings and other acts of violence

Yes

No

against the Haitian people; who has directly or indirectly assisted or supported any of the groups in Colombia known as

 

 

FARC, ELN, or AUC; who through abuse of a governmental or political position has converted for personal gain,

 

 

confiscated or expropriated property in Cuba, a claim to which is owned by a national of the United States, has trafficked

 

 

in such property or has been complicit in such conversion, has committed similar acts in another country, or is the

 

 

spouse, minor child or agent of an alien who has committed such acts; who has been directly involved in the

 

 

establishment or enforcement of population controls forcing a woman to undergo an abortion against her free choice or a

 

 

man or a woman to undergo sterilization against his or her free choice; or who has disclosed or trafficked in confidential

 

 

U.S. business information obtained in connection with U.S. participation in the Chemical Weapons Convention or is the

 

 

spouse, minor child or agent of such a person; or who has ever engaged in the recruitment of or the use of child solders.

 

 

41. Have you ever been charged, arrested or convicted of any offense or crime? (If answer is Yes, please explain)

Yes

No

42. Have you ever been refused admission to the United States at a port-of-entry? (If answer is Yes, please explain)

Yes No

 

43a.

Have you ever applied for a Social Security

Number (SSN)?

 

43b. Consent to Disclosure: I authorize disclosure of information

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

from this form to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Security Administration (SSA), such other U.S. Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give the number

 

 

Do you want the Social

 

agencies as may be required for the purpose of assigning me an SSN

 

 

 

Security Administration to

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to receive a replacement

 

and issuing me a Social Security card, and I authorize the SSA to share

 

assign you a SSN and issue a

 

card? (You must answer YES to question

card? (You must answer YES

my SSN with the INS.

 

Yes

 

No

 

43b. to receive a card.)

to question 43b. to receive a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

number and a card.)

 

The applicant's response does not limit or restrict the

Government's

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

No

 

ability to obtain his or her SSN, or other information on this form, for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

enforcement or other purposes as authorized by law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44. Were you assisted in completing this application?

 

 

Yes

 

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

you,

 

 

 

 

(If answer is Yes, give name and address of person assisting

indicating whether relative, friend, travel agent, attorney, or other)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO NOT WRITE BELOW THE FOLLOWING LINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The consular officer will assist you in answering item 45.

 

 

 

 

 

DO NOT SIGN this form until instructed to do so by the consular officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45. I claim to be:

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Family-Sponsored Immigrant

 

I derive foreign state chargeability

 

 

An Employment-Based Immigrant

 

under Sec. 202(b) through my

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Diversity Immigrant

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Special Category (Specify)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Returning resident, Hong Kong, Tibetan, Private Legislation, etc.)

 

 

Preference

Numerical limitation (foreign state)

I understand that I am required to surrender my visa to the United States Immigration Officer at the place where I apply to enter the United States, and that the possession of a visa does not entitle me to enter the United States if at that time I am found to be inadmissible under the immigration laws.

I understand that any willfully false or misleading statement or willful concealment of a material fact made by me herein may subject me to permanent exclusion from the United States and, if I am admitted to the United States, may subject me to criminal prosecution and/or deportation.

I, the undersigned applicant for a United States immigrant visa, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that all statements which appear in this application, consisting of Form DS-230 Part I and Part II combined, have been made by me, including the answers to items 1 through 45 inclusive, and that they are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I do further swear (or affirm) that, if admitted into the United States, I will not engage in activities which would be prejudicial to the public interest, or endanger the welfare, safety, or security of the United States; in activities which would be prohibited by the laws of the United States relating to espionage, sabotage, public disorder, or in other activities subversive to the national security; in any activity a purpose of which is the opposition to or the control, or overthrow of, the Government of the United States, by force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.

I understand that completion of this form by persons required by law to register with the Selective Service System (males 18 through 25 years of age) constitutes such registration in accordance with the Military Selective Service Act.

I understand all the foregoing statements, having asked for and obtained an explanation on every point which was not clear to me.

Signature of Applicant

Subscribed and sworn to before me this

 

day of

 

 

 

at:

 

 

 

Consular Officer

DS-230 Part II

This Form May be Obtained Free at Consular Offices of

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The United States of America

 

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