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What is Form DS-260 used for?

What is the Form DS-260 that the EB-5 investor sends to the National Visa Center used for? Is this form the same thing as the G-325 (Biographic Information) that USCIS uses?

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    Abhinav Lohia

    Immigration Attorney
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    Form DS-260 needs to be filled prior to scheduling your consulate interview. It is a comprehensive form that requires biographical information and historical data of the applicant.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    The DS-260 is the Department of State/Consulate version of the I-485 and G-325. It is personal information required for obtaining your visa/conditional permanent residency/green card.

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    Barbara Suri

    Immigration Attorney
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    Form DS-260 is the application filed at the consulate/embassy, through the NVC, when you apply for the resident card. It does also contain most of the information contained in the Form G-325A, but is much more detailed.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Both forms are somehow interrelated, but each of them serves different purposes. Contact an attorney to sort them out.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    The DS form is for the U.S. Department of State. They issue the visa to come to the United States. Once you have received your acceptance under EB-5, you then receive a notice to fill out the DS-260 and are given an interview at the U.S. consulate in your country for your entry visa.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    Form DS-260 is an immigrant visa application. This is the form you complete if you are residing or physically present abroad when your I-526 immigrant investor petition is approved and you are ready to proceed with the immigrant visa to enter the United States, as opposed to filing the I-485 form if you were filing in the United States.

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    Raymond Lahoud

    Immigration Attorney
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    The DS-260 is the immigrant visa application filed to start consular processing. This form is filed with the Department of State if you are going through consular processing. It is different from the G-325, which would be filed with USCIS if you were to be adjusting your status in the United States.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    The Form DS-260 is the equivalent of the G-325A, but is used for collecting biographic and other information when consular processing abroad at a consulate. It is an electronic form that replaced the DS-230.

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    Jeff Khurgel

    Immigration Attorney
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    Form DS-260 is the immigrant visa application. It is one of the primary documents that the Department of State uses in evaluating your immigrant visa case.

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    Ian E Scott

    Immigration Attorney
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    This is the petition/form used for consular processing after your I-526 has been approved.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    DS-260 is the immigrant visa application. This is submitted to the State Department for consulate processing after your immigrant petition, such as the I-526 or I-140, is approved by USCIS.

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