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Required Digital Photograph Dimensions For U.S. Diversity Visa Lottery 2024

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All You Need To Know About The Required Digital Photograph Dimensions For 2024 American Visa Lottery Registration.

The U.S Department of State under the auspices of the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Wednesday, 5th October, 2022 opened the registration portal for the 2024 Diversity Visa Lottery Program.

As part of the requirements needed to successfully complete the DV 2024 application, a Digital Photograph with unique dimensions is required.

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Below are some tips all potential 2024 Diversity Visa Lottery applicants must know concerning the standard digital photograph required for the registration.

Submitting a Digital Photograph  (U.S Visa Photo)

An applicant can take a new digital photograph or scan a recent (taken within the last six months) photograph with a digital scanner, if it meets all of the standards below.

1. DV entry photos must be of the same quality and composition as U.S. visa photos.

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You can see examples of acceptable photos here.

2. Do not submit a photograph older than six months or a photograph that does not meet all of the standards described below.

3. Submitting the same photograph that you submitted with a prior year’s entry, a photograph that has been manipulated, or a photograph that does not meet the specifications below will make you ineligible for a DV.

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Your photos or digital images must be:

  • In color

• In focus

• Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (22 mm and 35 mm) or 50 percent and 69 percent of the image’s total height from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.

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The Digital Photograph Must Be:

• Taken within the last six months to reflect your current appearance

• Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background

• Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera

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• With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open

• Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis

• Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.

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• Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose.  Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.

• Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.

• Do not wear eyeglasses.

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• If you normally wear a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn in your photo.

Review the Photo Examples to see examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos.  Photos copied or digitally scanned from driver’s licenses or other official documents are not acceptable.

In addition, snapshots, magazine photos, low quality vending machine, and full-length photographs are not acceptable.

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You must upload your digital image as part of  entry.

Your digital image format must be:

• In JPEG (.jpg) file format

• Equal to or less than 240 kB (kilobytes) in file size

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• In a square aspect ratio (height must equal width)

• 600×600 pixels in dimension

Do you want to scan an existing photo?

In addition to the digital image requirements, your existing photo must be:

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  • 2x2inches(51x51mm)

• Scanned at a resolution of 300 pixels per inch (12 pixels per millimeter)

 Taking photos of your baby or toddler

When taking a photo of your baby or toddler, no other person should be in the photo, and your child should be looking at the camera with his or her eyes open.

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Tip Lay your baby on his or her back on a plain white or off-white sheet. This one will ensure your baby’s head is supported and provide a plain background for the photo.

Make certain there are no shadows on your baby’s face, especially if you take a picture from above with the baby lying down.

Tip Cover a car seat with a plain white or off-white sheet and take a picture of 2:  your child in the car seat.  This will also ensure your baby’s head is supported.

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How to register for DV 2024

Participants for DV 2024 can submit an entry by filling out the Diversity Visa Entry Form (DS-5501) on the registration website https://dvprogram.state.gov/.

Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the forms with your personal details, passport details, and family information (if any), and submit your digital photograph.

If you are married and/or have children at the time of submitting the entry form, include the names of your spouse and/or children in your entry.

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You won’t be able to include your children who were born at the time of submitting the entry at a later date.

Print the confirmation that appears after submitting the entry and keep it until September 2024.

Applicants are to note that, the deadline for the DV2024 registration is 8th November, 2022.

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Kobby Stonne Tours Voice of America As Part Of His Visit To The United States.

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Renowned Ghanaian sports journalist, Kobby Stonne on Saturday, March 2, 2024, embarked on a business tour to the premises of Voice of America as part of his vacation in the United States.

Kobby Stonne at Voice of America.

In an exclusive interview with Sintim Media, the multimedia sports journalist shared his experience during his visit to Voice of America. 

In narrating his experience at Voice of America, Kobby Stonne wrote;

“Journalists are civilians. We are not targets. We are not combatants. Our pens and our cameras are not weapons of war, but tools of justice. And above all, we are human beings,” – CPJ president Jodie Ginsberg.

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My recent visit to Voice of America (VOA) in Washington DC on February 28, 2024 was organized by Go Ghana LLC, a sports and tourism consortium based in the U.S.A. The goal of the tour was to know more of the Voice of America (VOA) Journalist Standards & Practices.

Voice of America (VOA) is the state-owned news network and international radio broadcaster of the United States of America. It is the largest and oldest of the U.S. – funded international broadcasters. It is an independent federal agency overseeing public service media networks that provide unbiased news and information in countries where the press is restricted.

VOA occupies a unique position of trust worldwide as a consistently reliable source of news and information. VOA considers it a duty to provide accurate, balanced, comprehensive and objective news and information to audiences around the world.

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The tour started with an in-depth studio visit where I learned about the rich history of VOA and traced its beginnings to 1942 when it was founded as the US Government Agency for Global Media. One interesting fact about Voice of America is that, it is not under the control or supervision of the President. Even though it is fully government funded.

It is controlled by an independent agency. Their declared mission is “to broadcast accurate, balanced, and comprehensive news and information to an international audience. That gives them the power not to be biased in their broadcast.

I also had the opportunity to engage with other journalists as well, and a one-on-one interview with VOA sports journalist Mike Hove, who offered a perceptive analysis of the significance of Lionel Messi’s entry into the MLS and the changing face of American football.

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The impact of Lionel Messi on MLS is a great one as it opens doors for MLS to have great players, he stated. He also made it clear that, football or Soccer is still among the top sports in America.

With the U.S.A. government delegation attending the just-ended AFCON tournament in Africa, will open more opportunities for Africans to join the USA team.

He also emphasized the importance of getting more attention on the sports than the relegations. Mike elaborated on the closest Sports of Africa which is closest to America is Rugby.

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VOA has also honored some Media personnel who gave their lives to protect the truth, including notable figures like Abdul-Hussein Khazal, Georgi Markov, and Leonid Karas, Ricardo de Mello, Abdul -Hussein Khazal, Abdulrachmann Fatalibey , Iskandar Khatloni, Nazzar Abdulwahid Al-Radhi, Ogulsapar Muradowa, Vira Hyryeh,  Ali Nur Said, Sabawoon Kakar, Maharram Dumani, Basher Fahmi, Mohammed Ali Nuxurkey and many others whose efforts continue to influence VOA’s journalistic philosophy.

VOA produces digital, TV, and radio content in 49 languages, which it distributes to affiliate stations around the world. Its targeted and primary audience is non-American. As of November 2022, its reporting reached 326 million adults per week across all platforms.

With more than three thousand five hundred (3,500) affiliated radio and television stations, VOA continues to be a pillar of global journalism today. Its dedication to providing accurate, in-depth news analysis is emphasized by its aim to counter disinformation, and misinformation and speak up for the voiceless.

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The legacy of VOA was emphasized by its dedication to impartial reporting, which was demonstrated by its thorough coverage of major international events and its capacity to win praise from listeners all around the world in addition to the American press.

With the addition of music and educational programming, particularly its music program that has linked the United States and Africa for decades, and its Special English broadcasts targeted at English language learners worldwide, the new millennium marked a revolutionary period for VOA.

Plans are underway for media internship program in U.S.A. through Go Ghana LLC. The purpose of the Media Program is to gain a new perspective on a different culture, the opportunity for career exploration and development, and to learn new skills.

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VOA is proud of its long and distinguished record of journalistic achievement. Since 1942, in times of war and peace, VOA journalists have upheld the highest standards in their broadcasts to a diverse worldwide audience. Their determined efforts, sometimes in the face of danger, have helped VOA attract its audience and earn its reputation for excellence.

Source: Sintm Media

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