DS-160 Form Guide: Upload Photo, Preparer of Application
Upload Photo
There is no need to upload the photograph, as it will be taken at ASC (fingerprint location).

Preparer of Application

  • Did anyone assist you in filling out this application?
    If this application was prepared by another person on your behalf, answer 'Yes' and ask that person to fill the next question.

    The Form DS-160 can be prepared by an attorney or representative on your behalf. They can forward you the electronic file. In order to review the form, you will have to upload that electronic file to the online application as if you were returning to work on an incomplete application, and review each screen.

    However, please keep in mind that you those intermediaries are not allowed to submit the online application on your behalf. You must personally click the "Submit" button, which serves as an electronic signature.

    In many cases, children in the U.S. fill this application form for parents in India before sending all the papers to India. In that case, they should answer 'Yes'.
    Further details

    Sometimes, travel agents or other consultants fill this form on behalf of you, and you should answer 'Yes' in those cases too.

    If you took the help of lawyers, paralegals, consultants, or other agencies that may have filled the form for you, you must answer 'Yes'.

    Be careful about answering this accurately as the consulate has the ability to identify the source of any submitted application.

  • If the answer to the previous question was 'Yes', the preparer should fill this section pertaining to the preparer:
    • Surnames

    • Given Names or click on 'DOES NOT APPLY' as appropriate.

    • Organization Name or click on 'DOES NOT APPLY' as appropriate.

    • Complete address.

    • Relationship to the applicant.