Employees of E-visa registered companies who are working in Japan must apply for an E visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate and attend an interview before they can receive an E visa stamp and be transferred to the U.S. The U.S. Embassy/Consulates used to require that E-visa registered companies submit an updated Form DS-156E once a year, along with their company’s latest financial information. While E-visa registered companies are still required to submit their latest financial information once a year to the U.S. Embassy/Consulates, they may now do so at the same time that one of their employees is applying for an E visa, essentially allowing them to kill two birds with one stone.
However, concerning Form DS-156E which must be submitted with each E visa application, the U.S. Embassy/Consulates in Japan have begun requiring all 3 Parts of the form to be submitted with each application, whereas up until now, Part III was only required for the initial E-visa company registration application. Part III of the Form DS-156E includes the applicant’s information (information that is already included in the DS-160 application), but if an E visa applicant does not submit all 3 parts of the DS-156E, they may be asked to complete it at the time of their interview, or submit it separately which may delay processing of your E visa stamp.