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My fiancee completed the DS160 application, but couldn't upload a passport photo to the application. can she still submit the DS160 application without the photo or does she need to upload the photo before she can submit? Without the photo will she get rejected and need to re-do the application?

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yes you need a picture as far as I know and you probably will have to redo it if you don't upload one. Maybe you can get help from a friend to show you how to upload it.


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She can submit it without the photo online but then she will have to take a photo with her when she goes to the embassy along with the confirmation page.


K-1 and AOS timeline below:



Met in school summer of 2011, started dating May 2012, engaged June 2016

07/15/2016 - Sent K-1 visa documents                            04/20/2017 - Mailed AOS package

07/19/2016 - NOA1 (California Service Center)                 04/23/2017 - AOS package delivered

09/02/2016 - NOA2 (45 days)                                         04/29/2017 - AOS text and email notifications

09/15/2016 - NVC case number assigned                         05/04/2017 - NOA1 received for AOS, EAD, AP

09/29/2016 - Case is "Ready" at embassy                        05/22/2017 - Biometrics taken

10/06/2016 - Got an interview date!                                06/14/2017 - Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for Interview

11/06/2016 - Scheduled the medical!                               08/03/2017 - Interview is Scheduled

12/06/2016 - Medical done!                                            09/06/2017 - Interview time!

12/12/2016 - Interview done! Visa approved!                   09/06/2017 - RFE for (lost) medical

12/16/2016 - Visa issued                                                09/19/2017 - New medical submitted (in person)

12/19/2016 - Passport with visa, envelope in hand             09/26/2017 - New Card is Being Produced (online update)

01/11/2017 - POE!!!                                                       09/29/2017 - Received I-797 Approval Notice - Card Was Mailed to Me

04/06/2017 - Married                                                     10/04/2017 - Green card in hand!



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How do you submit it without the photo online? I've been having the same issue for the past 4 days trying to upload my photo. My photo meets all their requirements. I upload it and it says

Photo passed quality standards

When I click "next continue using this photo" it says "An error occurred while processing your photo. Please try again later."

I've searched the forums and found advice on using different browsers as well as clearing cookies which hasn't worked for me.

I've seen people saying that I can bring a photo with me to the interview, but I can't figure out how to submit the DS160 and get the confirmation (which I need to schedule an interview!) without uploading a picture!

Edited by janandmatt

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It happened to us yesterday for about 3 hour. Then I restart my DS160 and upload photo again it work..

It seem like their side technical issues

I-129F sent August 6th 2016

NOA1 Received August 8th 2016

Approved October 11th 2016

Hard Copy NOA2 Received October 17th 2016

NVC Received October 25th 2016

NVC Case Assign October 26th 2016

Left NVC October 31st

Paid Visa Fees November 1st 2016

Embassy Received November 4th 2016

Packet 3 Received November 11th 2016

Medical December 12th 2016

Interview December 21st 2016

Visa In Hand??

POE Houston ????

Hopes being together by Christmas :):)

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This is so frustrating! Like most of you here, the image I upload initially meets DOS standards. ("Photo passed quality standards") However, once I get back to the DS-160, it gives me an error. Other than restarting the DS-160 from scratch (ugh), what can I do?

K1 visa journey: 107 days from NOA1 to visa in hand


01 Oct 2016    Mailed I-129F packet (27 pages)
12 Oct 2016    NOA1 SMS and e-mail               (11 days from sent date)
03 Nov 2016    NOA2 SMS                          (22 days from NOA1 date)
29 Nov 2016    NVC received I-129F petition      (26 days from NOA2 date)
13 Dec 2016    CEAC status shows "Ready"     (13 days from NVC sent date)

03 Jan 2017    Received Packet 4 e-mail (19 days from Packet 3 sent date)
24 Jan 2017    Interview                   (21 days from Packet 4 e-mail)
27 Jan 2017    Visa in hand                     (107 days from NOA1 date)
09 Feb 2017    POE Philadelphia, PA


AOS journey: 256 days from NOA1 to GC in hand


06 Apr 2017    Mailed I-485/I-131/I-765 packet (83 pages)

12 Apr 2017    I-485/I-131/I-765 packet delivered

28 Apr 2017    NOA1 SMS                   (22 days from send date)
01 May 2017    NOA1 letters received        (3 days from SMS date)
13 May 2017    Biometrics letter received (17 days from NOA1 date)
26 May 2017    Biometrics appointment     Success!

26 Jul 2017    SR for EAD over 75 days    (90 days from NOA1 date)

07 Aug 2017    SR reply: "case under review"    (12 days to reply)

09 Aug 2017    Infopass appointment      (104 days from NOA1 date)

16 Aug 2017    Contacted representative's office

25 Aug 2017    EAD/AP card approved      (120 days from NOA1 date)

01 Sep 2017    EAD/AP card received via USPS

21 Sep 2017    Contacted representative's office

03 Nov 2017    AOS interview letter received

07 Dec 2017    AOS interview

18 Dec 2017    Conditional (2 year) GC in hand!


08 Sep 2019    ROC window opens


Cumulative number of pages mailed to USCIS: 110

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