Step by step Guide for DV-2018 (2/4)

Validating and Submitting Photographs
Using the Photo Tool

Check That Photographs Meet All Requirements

You must submit photographs of:

– You
– Your spouse
– Each unmarried child under 21 years of age at the time of your electronic entry, including all natural children as well as all legally adopted children and stepchildren, even if a child no longer resides with you or you do not intend for a child to immigrate under the DV program.

To validate that a photograph meets all technical requirements:

– From the Welcome Page, click Photo Tool. The Photo Requirements web page is displayed, describing the photo requirements and providing a Photo Cropping Tool.

Submitting Photo on Part One – Entrant Information

Help: Detailed instructions about the technical requirements for photographs can be found by clicking Photo Tool on the Welcome Page and scrolling down.

Submitting Photographs: You will submit only one photograph for the primary Entrant on Part One – Entrant Information. Photographs of your spouse and children, if any, will be submitted on Part Two – Derivatives once you have completed Part One.

To select a photograph to submit:

1. Under the Entrant Photograph section, click Browse next to the Photograph File Name field to open the Choose file window.

choose_file_window

Note: You can only upload photos using the Browse button; you cannot manually type in the file path.
2. Navigate to the location on your computer where the photograph is stored.
3. Select the photograph file name and click Open. The Photograph File Name field populates with the file path to the selected photo.
populated_photograph_file_name_field

Note: Once you click Continue on the bottom of Part One, the photograph will be uploaded to the Entry Form. You can change the photograph you choose to submit up until you submit the final completed form to the DV lottery.

Submitting Photos on Part Two – Derivatives

Help: Detailed instructions about the technical requirements for photographs can be found by clicking Photo Tool on the Welcome Page and scrolling down.
Submitting Photographs: You will submit separate photographs for your spouse and for each child on Part Two – Derivatives. There will be separate fields for each child based on the number you entered in the Number of Children field on Part One – Entrant Information.
To select a photograph to submit:

1. Under the Entrant Photograph section (Spouse, Child #1, etc.), click Browse next to the Photograph File Name field to open the Choose file window.
choose_file_window

Note: You can only upload photos using the Browse button; you cannot manually type in the file path.
2. Navigate to the location on your computer where the photograph is stored.
3. Select the photograph file name and click Open. The Photograph File Name field populates with the file path to the selected photo.
populated_photograph_file_name_field

Note: Once you click Continue on the bottom of Part Two, all photographs will be attached to the Entry Form. You can change the photograph you choose to submit up until you submit the final completed form to the DV lottery.

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