My wife is wearing daily a scarf (for religious purpose). Is a photo taken with a scarf acceptable for filing I300?

My wife is wearing daily a scarf (for religious purpose). Is a photo taken with a scarf acceptable for filing I300?

Omaha, NE -

Attorney Answers (3)

Brendan Michael Kelly

Brendan Michael Kelly

Immigration Attorney - Omaha, NE
Answered

She has to meet the requirements outlined in the photo request. Good Luck.

Most lawyers will give you a free consultation if you ask for one. We do this all the time, but remember that our... more
Kyndra L. Mulder

Kyndra L. Mulder

Immigration Attorney - Jacksonville, FL
Answered

Depends on how she is wearing the scarf. If it hides her facial features then she may need to take it off for the photo.

Gunda Johanna Brost

Gunda Johanna Brost

Immigration Attorney - Cedar Falls, IA
Answered

I agree with my colleagues. Her facial features should be visible, at a minimum. That is the purpose of the picture, i. e to identify one individual from another. Therefore, if her veil hides her individual facial features, it would not be sufficient for official purposes of immigration proceedings/applications. You could certainly find a place where a woman can take her picture in seclusion for modesty purposes, if her/your religion requires it. Good luck!

This advice does not form an attorney-client relationship and is merely informative. It should not by itself be... more

Questions? An attorney can help.

Ask a Question
Free & anonymous.
Find a Lawyer
Free. No commitment.