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Passport Photo Requirement

  Specific regulations regarding the passport photo  
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  The following is the list of regulations regarding passport-style photographs:  
  • In color
  • Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper;
  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size;
  • Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head;
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance;
  • Taken against a white background with no shadows, reflections, or objects in the background;
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera;
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open.
  Beginning November 1, 2016, applicants must remove their eye glasses when taking a photo for a U.S. passport.  
  Where Can I Get My Photos  
    Kinkos Click Here to locate an office near you
  AAA Click Here to locate an office near you
  Walgreens Click Here to locate an office near you
  Consult your local Yellow Pages under "Photographers - Passport"
Vending Machine photos are NOT acceptable.
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