New Supplement to Form DS-157
As a follow-up to the January 11 DOS cable, attached is the form being used as of today by the U.S. Embassy in London as to this new security policy. Each post will be creating its own notice format. Even though the ALDAC regarding this policy was issued January 2, posts are just starting to implement the policy. London's start date is today, January 11, 2002. Please note that the Revalidation Unit at the Visa Office has indicated that although the DS-157 requirement is immediate, the revalidation unit will not require the form to be filed with revalidation cases until February 1, 2002. In addition, paragraph two of the ALDAC dated Jan 2, 2002, on this topic states that posts may, at their discretion, require any nonimmigrant visa applicant to submit the DS-157 along with the DS-156 nonimmigrant visa application. It will be critical to ascertain the post's policy in advance when submitting your nonimmigrant visa application.
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