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Sec. 333.1 Description of required photographs.
Every applicant required to furnish photographs of himself or herself under
of the Act and this chapter shall submit three identical color photographs that shall have a glossy finish and shall be no smaller than 40 mm in length by 35 mm in width, and no larger than 80 mm in length by 60 mm in width; shall be unmounted and printed on a thin paper; shall have a white background; shall clearly show a three-quarter profile view of the features of the applicant with head bare (unless the applicant is wearing a headdress as required by a religious order of which he or she is a member),
with the distance from the top of the head to point of chin approximately 30 mm; and shall have been taken within 30 days of the date they are furnished. The image must be at least 26 mm in width. Photographs must be in natural color.
The applicant, except in the case of a child or other person physically incapable of signing his or her name, shall sign each copy of the photograph on the front of the photograph with his or her full true name, in such manner as not to obscure the features. An applicant unable to write may make the signature by a mark. An applicant for naturalization must sign the photographs in the English language, unless the applicant is exempt from the English language requirement of Part 312 of this chapter and is un
able to sign in English, in which case the photographs may be signed in any language.
If a child is unable to sign his or her name, the photographs must be signed by a parent or guardian, the signature reading "(name of child) by (name of parent or guardian)."
If an adult is physically unable to sign or make a mark, a guardian or the Service employee conducting the interview will sign the photographs as provided in paragraph (c)(1) of this section.
The photographs must be signed when submitted with an application if the instructions accompanying the application so require. If signature is not required by the instructions, the photographs are to be submitted without being signed and shall be signed at such later time during the processing of the application as may be appropriate.