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A participant’s portrait photo is a vital part of their visa application. When the applicant begins their visa application process, take a photo that meets the size and content specifications of the DOS. Upload a digital copy in jpg format for our records.
Sample image
How to submit?

Before the visa interview (or entry to the US for Canadians) prepare a photo that meets the Department of State’s requirements and upload a copy (avatar, RHS of each online panel).

Step 1 Prepare a photo
Step 2 Use this photo tool to crop the photo to 2 inch x 2 inch
Step 3 Log in and click the avatar circle icon RHS
Step 4 Upload a soft copy of the photo in jpg format
Step 5 Bring a hard copy of the photo to the visa interview
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