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Old Oct 14th 2018, 1:55 am
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Hello, I wanna know if it's okay to change the background photo of us dv lottery into white by using photoshop ? is there any one do that and won the dv lottery ?

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Old Oct 14th 2018, 2:28 am
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I haven't done it, but as long as it looks like an original I don't see why it wouldn't be OK.

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Can i please send you my picture , and tell me if it's okay and good to use ? Thank you
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If you read the instructions, I believe it says that digital enhancement and retouching is not permitted. It would seem that messing with the background would fall into that category.
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I wouldn't know good from bad, sorry.

I would listen to Nutmegger. Just take a real passport photo, better safe than sorry.

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Hello, I wanna know if it's okay to change the background photo of us dv lottery into white by using photoshop ? is there any one do that and won the dv lottery ?
As the UK is excluded, it might be better if you post your question on another site where more people have emigrated through the lottery.
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Digital retouching is likely to lead to a rejection. Which country are you applying from?
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As the UK is excluded, it might be better if you post your question on another site where more people have emigrated through the lottery.
British person here who's eligible to apply.

It's relevant.

To OP: retouching might result in a rejection so it's not worth trying to fix a duff photo given what is at stake. Get it done properly.
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I'm applying from Algeria
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I'm applying from Algeria
In that case I can’t recommend a photographer but adhering to the photo requirements is important if you don’t want to be automatically rejected. I’d avoid any digital retouching.
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Originally Posted by vespucci View Post
As the UK is excluded, it might be better if you post your question on another site where more people have emigrated through the lottery.
BE is home to people of all nationalities, not just Brits. In fact the immigration forums for the US were pulled in from outside sources back in 2001 and its membership was quite diverse.
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