Passport Photos

Let’s talk passport photos. Passport photos are very important when you’re applying for a US passport. Whether it’s a new passport , passport renewal or a loss passport, the one thing you will definitely need are two most recent passport photos. If you took photos six months ago typically they’re not to work.

Our suggestion here at All Passport is to get passport photos at CVS, Walgreens, FedEx Kinko’s, and some post offices take passport photos.

Passport photographs

The following list of standards for passport photographs are from the FAQs of the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs website:

  • 2 × 2 in (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
  • Front view, full face, open eyes, closed mouth, and natural expression
  • Full head from top of hair to shoulders
  • Plain white or off-white background
  • No shadows on face or in background
  • No sunglasses; no hat
  • Normal contrast and lighting

Some advice for your photos. While getting prepared for your passport photo you should not be wearing a white shirt. This is because passport photos must be taken on a white background and if it’s off-color a little bit the will not be acceptable. A passport photo must be taken on an all white or off-white background. If it’s a blue, red, pink, orange, or yellow background this is not allowed for acceptance, These are the reason  many passport applications get rejected.

Hey passport photo must be cropped chill inches by 2 inches that’s 2 inches high and 2 inches wide anything bigger or smaller will be rejected by the passport agency. So when you’re telling your photographer you need US passport photos make sure you print out this page so you could reference it at your passport photos must be 2 x 2 on a white background of very high quality if your head is as big as the photo this will not be acceptable it must be your head and it must be your neck and the top part of your shoulders

Religious Peoples passport photo

If you are a religious person and you wearing a headscarf or awake or a burqa, this is acceptable but you must add an additional letter stating that you’re wearing this item on top of your head for religious purposes.

Make sure when you’re preparing for your passport photo both ears are showing and  you’re facing forward. Do no turned not angle this is not a photo shoot you can smile this is not a problem you can be straight faced but make sure you’re looking straight at the camera eyes are opening years are showing for the perfect passport photo.