November 15, 2016
Effective November 1, 2016, eyeglasses will not be allowed in any photo submitted with a visa application. Under this policy, the Department of State will no longer accept photographs of visa applicants wearing eyeglasses, except in rare, medically-documented circumstances, for example, when an applicant has had recent ocular surgery and eyeglasses are necessary to protect his/her eyes during urgent travel. Applicants must provide a medical statement signed by a medical professional/health practitioner in these cases.
This policy applies to all persons, regardless of rank, position, or purpose of travel to the United States. All other requirements for visa photos remain the same. Additional information can be found on the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website www.travel.state.gov.
By Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration
Source: Bahamas Information Services
News date : 11/15/2016 Category : Business