Changes to DS-160 Form: US Visa Applicants No Longer Need to Upload A Digital Photograph

Recently, there have been some changes to the DS-160 Visa application form where the applicants are no longer required to upload a digital photography while filling out the DS-160 Visa applications. Initially, the applicants had to upload a digital photography at the end of the DS-160 Form but now the space shows the message “Photo will be taken at ASC” (as shown in the image).

The photograph will now be taken at the OFC (Offsite facilitation centers) or ASC (Application Service center). After filling out the DS 160 Form and prior to the Visa interview date, you will need to schedule the OFC fingerprinting and photograph at one of the ASC centers. During this biometric interview, your photo will be taken at the visa application center along with the fingerprints.

This information may be true for some consulates or embassies in India while some might still require you to upload a digital photograph based on the US Visa Photo requirements.

Please check back with your embassy or consulate for more information.

To learn about applicants of which countries require to upload a digital photograph or make a biometric appointment with Visa Application Center (VAC), Click here.