Photographs must be submitted at the time of eDV entry. Photographs that do not comply with all specifications, including but not limited to recency of the photos, composition of the photos, and unacceptable backgrounds are grounds for disqualification of the entire entry. Any manipulation of photographs that alters the facial characteristics is grounds for disqualification of the entire entry. See examples on the Photo Examples page.
Please refer to the Instructions for the 2020 Diversity Immigrant Visa program (DV-2020) for technical specifications and compositional specifications for the digital image.
You will use one of the following methods to enter the image into eDV:
- Take a new digital image,
- Use a digital scanner to scan a submitted photograph.
Link to Photo Instructions/Photo Examples page
Clicking the ‘Choose New Photo’ button will allow you to look for and choose the file which is storing the photograph. Once chosen, the file name and the photo will display. If the photo is not correct, please click on the ‘Choose New Photo’ button to choose a new file.