November 2017 (updated May 2020), Author: Serge Mikeyev
Error: Illumination appears to be poor
- Hair comes close to eyes
- Shadows around eyes
- Face lit not evenly: one half is bright and another is in shadow
- Overall illumination and brightness of the photo is bad
- Background is bad and not light and uniform enough
What can you do about this error?
Note: Photo upload failures at DS-160 or similar forms on the US Dept of State website is not a big problem, as you can try again and again until you upload a correct one.
- Not a big problem
- You will have to take a new photo