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Where should I take my picture for the D.V. lottery?

Discussion in 'Lottery Visas - DV' started by Ido Levi, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Ido Levi

    Ido Levi New Member

    Hey,
    I've seen all of the requirements that I have to fill to register to the lottery, but do I have to go to a professional photographer to take the picture, or can I do it with my smartphone?
    And another minor question about the picture, does it matter if I have a ponytail and the picture was taken after I took a shower?
    Thanks
     
  2. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    You can take the picture yourself. If your ponytail is bothering you, leave your hair free flowing.

    And I'm not sure about the shower part of the question. Is not like the picture will indicate a body odor :rolleyes: or that there's a tool that detects when one lady had a shower.
     
  3. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    You can take it professionally or by yourself, in either case be sure to follow instructions- US photos are different sises vs most other countries' passport/visa photos.
    Pony tail is good, it ensures that the eyes, ears etc are not obscured.
    The shower question also confuses me....!
     
  4. Ido Levi

    Ido Levi New Member

    haha, I asked because one of the requirements was that I should not try to look "special" for this photo, like not wearing any fancy clothings, etc, so I wondered if it classifies, dumb question I know haha.

    And another minor question that isn't releated to this post, but in Israel we have a mandatory military service of 3 years, if I win this lottery, that means that it would be at the very end of my military service, can I still apply or I have to move in 2019?
     
  5. Ido Levi

    Ido Levi New Member

    Same as I replied to Sm1smom
     
  6. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    You can still apply, you'd have to provide military records if you are selected.
     
  7. Ido Levi

    Ido Levi New Member

    Thank you!
    Have a good day and good luck if you sign up to the lottery this year
     
  8. Sm1smom

    Sm1smom Super Moderator

    It's a lottery, get selected first. After that you can worry about what the next step should be.
     
  9. Ido Levi

    Ido Levi New Member

    I'm trying that I won't get selected and then get infomred that I can't win beacuse reason A or B

    And one last thing, if I'm 18 and still haven't finished school (last year, should finish it this year) but I have finished almost 50% of my first degree (B.Sc in C.S.), is it enough?

    And thank you for your help
     
  10. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    You need a completed high school education. Half a degree and no high school doesn't give you any complete educational qualifications. Behatzlachah!
     
  11. Ido Levi

    Ido Levi New Member

    But I still can register since the actual interviews would be after I'll finish?
     
  12. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    Yup.
     
  13. Ido Levi

    Ido Levi New Member

    Great! thank you once again
     
  14. sandramalama

    sandramalama New Member

    hello, i got my photo taken, but im not sure if its good enough for t it he visa application?? It says I should look in the camera, but it looks like im looking a little bit up? no? can you give me advice, i don't wanna pay for another photo.
     

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  15. SusieQQQ

    SusieQQQ Well-Known Member

    It’s fine.
     
  16. Ido Levi

    Ido Levi New Member

    But you have to corp it down a little, the size of the picture is 264kb, while the maximum allowed is 240kb
     
  17. 3amakmahmoud

    3amakmahmoud Active Member

    I like your hair
     

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