I tried using the latest versions of safari and firefox (mac).

Everytime I try to complete the DS-160 I get a "Session timed out" error.

I can use my application number to login again, but I get a "session timed out" before I can send any new informations.

How to complete my DS-160 application ?

To clarify: Talking about the form on this page https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/

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    Have you tried using the browsers' "incognito" or "private" mode? That mode usually disables plugins, bypasses cached/saved data, and ignores cookies, so it's most like trying from a completely new computer. – Roddy of the Frozen Peas Feb 11 '19 at 7:08
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    Had this when I was doing a US visa app form not long ago. It seemed to time out at 10? 20? minutes. Had to keep hitting save until it timed out, then go back in each time with my ref. Took FOREVER. Worst system. – Mark Mayo Feb 11 '19 at 7:08
  • @RoddyoftheFrozenPeas i tried. Also made sure to disable all plugins – Antzi Feb 11 '19 at 7:14
  • @MarkMayo I don’t even have time to input any information to save :( – Antzi Feb 11 '19 at 7:25
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    I had an identical experience with Chrome and FF. To my surprise, MS Edge on Windows 10 succeeded in first attempt. Not a scientific experiment, just an anecdote, so take it with a grain of salt. – Vaibhav Garg Feb 14 '19 at 4:37

I succeeded using Vivaldi; a chromium based browser.


It uses a different engine than Safari or Firefox so that could've helped

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    Could you elaborate on why that would help, instead of just Chrome, or the ones suggested before? – Mark Mayo Feb 12 '19 at 7:32
  • @MarkMayo I think Chrome would've worked just the same. I did not try – Antzi Feb 12 '19 at 8:12
  • Had to switch from mac to windows machine and Internet Explorer, don't forget to keep saving, what a burden!! – kisna Oct 18 '19 at 17:57

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