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Passport Photos Requirements From Department of State

In order to have your application processed efficiently, please produce good quality photos for U.S. passports and U.S. visas. Please do not try to print your own digital passport photos.

 The following are specific guidelines for passport photos:

- 2x2 inches in size
- Identical
- Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance
- Color or black and white
- Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background
- Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
- Taken in normal street attire
- Uniforms should not be worn in photographs except for religious attire that is worn daily.
- Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline.
- If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar articles, they should be worn for your picture.
- Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required.

Vending machine photos are not generally acceptable.

Where Can I Get My Passport Photos?

The following organizations provide passport photos services:

Express Photo and Mail
ThePicturePeople/Expressly Portraits
Mail Boxes Etc.


Passport Depot
Toll Free: 800-689-1388 / Toll Free Fax: 800-687-1388
Email: info@passportdepot.com

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