This post describes the timeline for deployment and provides guidance to posts during the transition.
For K visa cases already in process at a U.S. embassy or consulate, the DS-160 is not required when, prior to October 7, 2013, one of the following situations exist:
- The K visa applicant is already scheduled for an interview.
- The K visa applicant has already been interviewed and has been requested to submit additional documentation or is pending administrative processing.
- The K visa applicant has already submitted a valid, signed, unexpired DS-156, DS-156K and/or DS-230 or received instructions to do so.
USCIS US Citizen I-129F, I-130 & I-485 Processing Statistics As Of 07/31/13: http://blog.mygcvisa.com/2013/09/uscis-us-citizen-i-129f-i-130-i-485.html