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I have an appointment with US consular on May 15. I just finished my D-160 form today (at May 10). The system does not give any error and confirmed my application. Hence, I wonder that is there any problem because of the completion time of DS-160 form. Because there is not too much time between May 10 and May 15.

Thanks in advance.

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    Can you give more details? Why do you think there might be a problem? – JJJ May 10 at 16:08
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    In some forums I read that we need to finish d-160 application form before 3 weekday from apoointment day. If this statement is true maybe I can face with some problem because today is friday, and my appoinment is wednesday morning. There are only two weekday between today and my appointment day (monday and tuesday) @JJJ – Batuhan Bardak May 10 at 16:12
  • Alright, in that case I'd recommend adding that into your question, perhaps with a link to one of those statements. – JJJ May 10 at 16:14
  • The links that I read is not in english so I don't think that is very useful. So do you know anything about the deadline of completing D-160 Form ? – Batuhan Bardak May 10 at 16:17
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    Sorry, I don't know much about visa applications. Many people here do, so I upvoted the relevant comment too and hopefully someone can provide a little more insight. ;) – JJJ May 10 at 16:22
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There is no minimum time requirement between submission of application electronically and interview date particularly for non-immigrant visas. What you're hearing is all anecdotal stories.

Not only does the Department of State website not mention anything like that, I know people who have applied and gone for interviews within a couple of days. Hypothetically you can submit an application today and if you get an appointment for today you can appear for your interview.

TL:DR

With immigrant visa applications it is slightly different, after your petition has been approved by USCIS, you need to hear from the consulate that you can apply for a visa before proceeding.

Back in the day 90's when applications were purely paper based, the same date you submit your application you are interviewed, admittedly that is very long ago.

  • Thanks for your answer ! – Batuhan Bardak May 10 at 17:49
  • There is no waiting time. If an appointment is available you can go immediately, just remember to bring your barcode printout. – Michael Hampton May 10 at 18:10

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