How to Take Your Own Passport Photo

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Did you know that you can take your own passport photo? It’s true! You don’t have to look at an awkward photo for the next ten years (or five years for a minor passport validity). Just make sure you follow the passport photo requirements and you can take your own passport photo today!

 

How to Take Your Own Passport Photo

Please make sure you review the U.S. Department of State’s passport photo requirements carefully. They will reject your passport application if the photos are not up to their requirements. Do not let your passport application get denied because you did not take your passport photo correctly. When in doubt, please visit a passport photo agency like CVS or Walgreens for proper passport photos. For passport photos for infants, babies, and young children, you may want to visit a professional agency.passport-photo-requirements-fastport-passportYour passport photo must be of a high quality and on a white background. The photo must be recently taken within the last six months, printed in color, on photo quality paper. The size must be two inches by two inches, with your head in between one inch to one inch and a half.

You only need one passport photo to get a passport but they must be of high quality on a white or off-white background. The passport agency can be very strict with your passport photo so it’s important to get it right the first time so your passport application will not be delayed. Do not smile, as the U.S. State Dept requires a neutral expression. So no smiles, no hair in your face, and eyes open. Be sure to wear normal, every day clothing. No uniforms are permitted either. If you must wear a medical device for daily use, you can include it in the image. Proper medical certification will be required as proof, so please submit that with your application. Medical devices may be hearing devices or prescription glasses. No glare can be present on the glasses though. Please do not cover your head with a hat or head covering, unless you normally wear it for religious reasons. If you follow all of these requirements, you can have a lot more control of what your passport photo looks like!
Imagine if the DMV was as convenient!!

 

 

 

 

 

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