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Question About US Visa Photo Examples

Carol asks…

What is the size for US visa picture required?

Best Answer:

Here’s the answer from the Department of State website,


The photograph for each visa applicant must be an unmounted, full face photo, as described below
The photograph must have been taken within the last six months
One (1) photograph must be submitted stapled or glued to the application DS-156
Photo Size

The photo for each visa applicant submitted must measure:

2 by 2 inches (roughly 50 mm square) with the head centered in the frame.
The head (measured from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin) should measure between 1 inch to 1 3/8 inches (25 mm to 35 mm) with the eye level between 1 1/8 inch to 1 3/8 inches (28 mm and 35 mm) from the bottom of the photo
Photo Appearance

The photograph must be a full-face view in which the visa applicant is facing the camera directly. See these graphics showing the full-face view, and more.
The applicant should not look down or to either side, and the face should cover about 50 percent of the photo area.
Side or angled views are NOT accepted.
The photograph should be in color and must be taken against a white or off-white background. Photos with dark, busy, or patterned backgrounds will not be accepted.
In general, the applicant’s head, including both face and hair, should be shown from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin on top and bottom and from hairline side-to-side. It is preferable that ears be exposed.
Head coverings and hats are only acceptable due to religious beliefs, and even then, may not cover any portion of the applicant’s face.
Sunglasses or other wear which detracts from the face are not acceptable unless required for medical reasons (an eye patch, for example).
A photograph depicting a person wearing a traditional facemask or veil that does not permit adequate identification is not acceptable.
Photos of military, airline, or other personnel wearing hats are not acceptable. Photographs of applicants wearing tribal, national costume, or other headgear not specifically religious in nature are not acceptable.

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