paperwork – Confusion in DS160 address and passport address

I am from India. I will be applying for F1 Visa. While filling the DS160 form I got confused about what to fill in my home address and mailing address. My present address on my passport is of the college. Now my degree is completed and I am residing now at my permanent address(home). I am confused – what should I fill in the mailing address, should the mailing address of DS160 be the same as the present address of the passport or it has to be of my home as I am currently residing there?

What to put for primary occupation in the DS-160 form when uni date has been pushed back?

I was supposed to attend university starting fall 2020 but due to the pandemic my final semester exams were postponed and I had to defer my admission to spring 2021.

So, I graduated in September and I’m not working anywhere. I have my F1 visa interview in a week. Should I select ‘not employed’ and specify the reason that I recently graduated and am awaiting university to start? Or should I select the student option and fill in the details of the university I’m intending to attend in spring?

H1b – DS160 PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT SECTION QUERY

My husband has drop box appointment for H1b. I have a question regarding the DS160 PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT section. We realized that the Employer address(at the bottom of the page) in his I797 does not match with my actual work location. It was a different branch office’s address. So, in the DS160, should we enter his actual work location or the address specified in I797?

customs and immigration – What happens to standalone DS-160?

I see a DS-160 requires a lot of time to complete. Can I submit a standalone DS-160 first (in case I might need one in the future)?

That is, can I do a DS-160 submission without any intention to schedule a follow-up B1-2 visa interview, because I belong to a VWP country?

Would doing so incur any prejudice if any?

Should I include scholarship in "employment" section of DS160?

I did my BS-MS dual degree in India, and while pursuing my degree (was a full-time student) I was offered a scholarship. Can this scholarship be considered as an employment? Should I include this in the DS160 form for U.S. F1 visa?

visas – Details about part-time jobs in DS-160 form

While filling up my DS-160 form, I was not able to enter details of my part-time work in the past 5 years. After filling up details of my full-time employment, the “Add more Employment” button got disabled and I couldn’t add more details.

The savings of my part-time business are the main source of my financial statement. Now if the Visa officer asks me a question regarding my past employment? Should I mention the details of my part-time business? I don’t want to shock Visa officer with new information and create distrust.

Is there anyway to provide this information before hand? Can anyone provide a good solution?

DS-160 Previous employer phone number

In the previous employer field, I have given my old company’s general phone number. Does it have to be a person like my previous supervisor or someone from HR?

Please advise me on this matter so that I can avoid trouble later.

transit – DS-160 (Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application) asks about travel to other countries/regions. Does this include destinations visited via Cruise Ships?

Do the best you can. I provided a list of about a dozen countries that I still could remember and added a disclaimer “This is our best estimate based on an anaylysis of past travel records”. That seemed to work fine.

It would be good to go through your passport and make sure that all stamps that are in there are covered in the list.

Make also sure you are dilligent about any country the US may consider as problematic (North Korea, Iran, Iraq, etc.)

visas – What should I fill under primary occupation in the DS-160 form? I’m a recent graduate(september, 2020)

I was supposed to attend fall’20 but due to the pandemic my final semester exams were postponed and I had to defer my admission to spring’21. So, I graduated in September and I’m not working anywhere. I have my F1 visa interview in a week. Should I select ‘not employed’ and specify the reason that I recently graduated? Or should I select the student option and fill in the details of the university i’m intending to attend?