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Portrait Photo

When applying for a nonimmigrant US visa, applicants are required to upload a digital photo as part of completing and submitting Form DS-160. In step 1 of the personal profile, upload a digital photo in JPG format. This will be used later for submitting the Form DS-160 nonimmigrant visa application.
Sample image
- Square-shaped, with min 600 pixels x 600 pixels; max 200 pixels x 1200 pixels.
- New photo taken less than 6 months ago.
- The photo has not been used for a visa application before.
- Keep a hard copy (5 cm by 5 cm) and bring it to the visa interview.
- The background should be white, and there should be no shadows on the face.
- No eyeglasses are allowed in visa photos.
- Relax and look natural; the photo must show the entire head and center your face.

Click HERE to check the requirements and HERE to crop the photo.

NOTE: Adhering to certain photo requirements is essential to avoid delays in processing, so be sure to follow them closely. Even if the system accepts the uploaded photo, this does not guarantee that the photo is acceptable for visa processing and printing.
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