|Passport picture size
|Width: 2 inch, Height: 2 inch
|Digital photo for online submission
|Digital photo size
|Width: 600 pixels , Height: 600 pixels
|Photo Paper type
Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
Printed in color
The background should be white or off-white
The head size should be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50% and 69% of the image's height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
A full-face view taken directly in front of the camera
Open both eyes and maintain a neutral facial expression
Dressed in daily clothing
Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religiousdaily.
Do not wear hats or head coverings that obscure your hair, unless you do so daily for religious reasons.The head covering must not cast shadows on your face, and your entire face must be visible.
Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items arein your photo.
Glasses are not allowed in new visa photos, except in rare situations when they cannot be removed for medical reasons; e.g., the applicant has recently had ocular surgery and the glasses are necessary to protect the applicant's eyes.In these cases, a medical statement should be provided by a health practitioner.are accepted for medical reasons:
Spectacle frames should not cover the eye(s).
Eyeglasses should not have glare that obscures the eye(s).
Hearing aids and similar articles may be worn in your picture if you wear them normally.
It is not acceptable to use photos copied from driver's licenses or other official documents.
In addition, Diversity Lottery Green Card photo has to meet the following requirements:
When you apply for the Diversity Visa (DV) Program online,
.Your digital image must be:
In JPEG (.jpg) file format
Equal to or less than 240
In a square aspect ratio (height must equal width)
If you want to scan addition to the digital image requirements, your existing photo must be:
2 x 2 inches (51 x 51
Scannedpixels per inch (12 pixels per
Two (2) identical photos must be brought to the interview by each DV applicant.Your photos must be:
A photo-quality print
2 x 2 inches (51 x 51
Take the photo yourself
You may take the photo yourself. Photos must not be digitally enhanced or altered to changeappearance in any way.
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Make sure someone takes your passport photo for you. Selfies are not accepted. Make use of your tripod if you have one. By using a tripod, you will be able to keep the camera level and steady. Ideally, the person should be around 1 meter away from the camera.
Face a bright window or the door when taking a photo. In this way, shadows can be avoided on the face and in the background. It is essential that the face is evenly lit. Ensure that the face is free of shadows and glares.
Note: You do not need to worry about the background, since our online passport photo generator will automatically do it for you.
Uniforms should not be worn. Put on regular street clothes for your photo.
Eyeglasses should not be worn. You should remove any sunglasses, tinted glasses, or glasses that you wear if you are taking a passport photo.
Ensure that your face is fully visible. Make sure your hair doesn't cover your face or obscure your eyes. In the case of very long bangs covering your eyebrows, pin them back with bobby pins. Although it's better to show your ears as well, that won't stop your photo from being accepted.
Passport photos don't allow hats unless they're religious headgear such as a headscarf or yarmulke.
Face the camera straight on and look straight at it. Avoid tilting or rotating the head.
It is important that the shoulders are visible, and there should be enough space around the head to crop the picture.
Make sure the camera is at the same level as the head.
It's okay to smile in your passport photo, but the government prefers you to have a neutral facial expression.
Under the new international passport rules, it is usually not acceptable to smile or have your mouth open.