DS-160 Form Guide: Address and Phone Information
  • Home Address:
    Your complete home address including apartment number, street, city, taluk or district, state or province, postal code and country.

    The address to be mentioned should be the one where you have been residing for the last six months. It can differ from your permanent address mentioned in the passport.

    If you are presently staying in the USA and came to your home country (such as India) for passport stamping, you should write the address where you are currently staying in your home country.

    Online system does not allow to put / as part the address, such as D-5/7. In that case, you can write it as D-5-7 or something like that.

  • Mailing Address:
    Is your Mailing Address the same as your Home Address?
    Answer 'Yes' or 'No' accordingly.

    If you answer 'No', you will be asked to enter your entire Mailing Address here.

    That is also the address where the passport will be sent to you if you get a visa.

    In case of applicants in India, the delivery address or the HAL (Hold At Location) you specify while taking the appointment is what matters as that is where the passports will be couriered to. In other words, it is fine for this address and the delivery address specified while taking the appointment to be different. Follow the instructions given in the appointment section for further details.

  • Primary Phone Number:
    You must provide a primary phone number. The primary phone number should be the phone number at which you are most likely to be reached; this could be a land line or a cellular/mobile number.

  • Secondary Phone Number:
    If you have an additional land line or a secondary number please list that as your secondary phone number, else click 'DOES NOT APPLY'.

  • Work Phone Number:
    If you have telephone at your place of business, list that as your work phone, else click 'DOES NOT APPLY'.

  • Email Address:
    You must proivde an email address. The email address you provide will be used for correspondence purposes. Provide an email address that is secure and to which you have reasonable access.