Form DS-261, Choice of Address and Agent (NEW: Limited Use)

DS-261

Form DS-261 is required for certain applicants at designed United States Embassies and Consulates after the applicant has been notified by the National Visa Center. The Form DS-261 is a web-based electronic form and will eventually replace the current Form DS-3032 Choice of Address and Agent. Not all immigrant visa applicants are required to use the new Form DS-261 at the present time.

Form DS-261 is used to collect information necessary to process immigrant visas.

The applicant must use Form DS-260 and Form DS-261, Choice of Address and Agent if:

1. The petition was approved in the United States;

2. The application is being process by the National Visa Center and

3. The application is family based (Form I-130) , employment based (Form I-140) or for certain immigrants filing Form I-360 petition, or for an immigrant entrepreneur (Form I-526).

Form DS-260 and Form DS-261 are limited to the following countries where interviews will be conducted in the following cities: Form DS-261 visa applicants will be interviewed at any United States Embassy or Consulate in Mexico; or after October 2010, other visa applicants will be interviewed at any United States Embassy or Consulate listed below:

1. Canada-Montreal

2. Greece, Athens

3. Jordan, Amman

4. Iraq, Baghdad

5. Peru, Lima