I submitted an application for a US visa as a Turkish citizen (although I was born and raised in Germany) on a DS-160 Form at the US consulate in Munich, Germany. However, I made a small mistake: when the form asked for the "Country/Authority that Issued Passport/Travel Document:", I answered "Germany" instead of Turkey. I thought I had to choose Germany because I got my Turkish passport from the Turkish Consulate in Germany.

This is already my second amended form, and I don't want to submit a third one. Is this a big problem?

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    It kindof is since the country that issued your passport was Turkey and not at all Germany...
    – littleadv
    Apr 14, 2022 at 2:27
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    Yes, it's a significant issue. Your application does not correctly state the correct information from your passport. This inconsistentcy will be seen by the visa examiner at the US embassy or consulate, and will likely result in a swift denial of your application. Apr 14, 2022 at 3:24
  • Doesn't that count as a minor reckless mistake? should I submit a 3rd DS-160 form?
    – Pumpkin91
    Apr 14, 2022 at 5:03
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    @Pumpkin91 you're telling them that you have a German passport when you actually have a Turkish one... Doesn't seem minor to me.
    – littleadv
    Apr 14, 2022 at 7:02
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    @Augustine of Hippo ‘An error that cannot slip them’ doesn’t mean it’s an error that may not be seen as an attempt to mislead. There are many questions on this site where an OP has made (to them) a ‘simple oversight’ but still received a refusal. Also many questions on TSE regarding the brevity and inflexibility of the interview for a US visa, with examples where the decision (a refusal) appeared pre-determined irrespective of the interview. If I were the OP I would correct the error now, not rely on being given the opportunity to do so during the interview.
    – Traveller
    Apr 14, 2022 at 11:31

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This is a huge mistake.
Correct as soon as possible and hope they had not yet handled the application.

If they think you have mentioned the wrong country on purpose you can face huge problems with not only the USA visa but also visa from other countries.

  • Not a huge mistake. Apr 14, 2022 at 10:15
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    Claiming to be from a different country is HUGE.
    – Willeke
    Apr 14, 2022 at 10:16
  • Related question travel.stackexchange.com/questions/99783/…
    – Traveller
    Apr 14, 2022 at 11:26
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    DS-160 are not 'handled' until the interview. There's no reason not to submit another one with the correct informaiton.
    – Doc
    May 14, 2022 at 15:25

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