USA / United States visa & passport photos requirements.

When applying for a nonimmigrant visa, you are required to upload a digital photograph taken within the last six months as part of completing and submitting the Form DS-160. You should also bring a copy of your photograph to the U.S. Embassy on the day of your interview. You will also be fingerprinted when you arrive for your interview at the U.S. Embassy.

Digital Photo Requirements

Your visa application photo must meet certain criteria regarding size and content. Submitting photos that do not meet these criteria can delay the visa application process. To reflect your current appearance, your photo must be taken within the last six months. If you are renewing a previous visa, this generally means your photo must not be the same one that appeared on your old visa.

Head Size
Your photo must show your entire head, from the top of your hair to the bottom of your chin. In a good photo, the height of your head will measure 1-1-3/8 inches (25 to 35mm), or fill between 50%-70% of the photo, like this:

Photo Dimensions
Your photo must be 5cm x 5cm and square-shaped, meaning the photo's height must be the same as its width. The minimum dimensions for your photo are 600 pixels x 600 pixels (height x width). The maximum dimensions are 1200 pixels x 1200 pixels (height x width).

Head Orientation
Head orientation is important when taking your visa photo. Frame yourself within the photo so that your full face shows. Face directly toward the camera and make sure your eyes are open.

Print photos requirements

Print photos requirements

Digital photo requirements

Digital photo requirements

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Hours: Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM - 18:30 PM - Friday 10:00 AM - 16:00 PM.

Saturday: 11.30 AM - 15.30 PM.

Elir Studio Photo: is located on the 6th floor - 137 avenue Louise, in a commercial building next to Le Centre du Cheveu Rodolphe's salon. Rodolphe barber & body care has moved to 85 Avenue Louise. It is not located at the same address as before.

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5 minutes walking from Place Stéphanie and Châtelain area / tram 93/94 / stop Defacqz. 

If you come by car, there is the possibility to park your car easily on the Avenue Louise.

Nearest car parking:

Parking Stephanie-Louise-Wiltcher' / Avenue Louise 79A / Open 24h/24

BePark - Parking Stéphanie (Hotel Thon Bristol) / Rue de Livourne 12 / Open 24h/24