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.Your 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.