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Can I use passport photos with light green backgrounds?

by Carole
(Great Neck, USA)

Question: I took digital photos with a light green background. Is this okay?

Answer: The State Department requires all passport photos to have a white or off-white background. Photos with a light green background would be rejected and cause a delay in the processing of your application. Problems with passport photos is one of the primary reasons for delays. Please refer to the list of requirements.

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If you plan to submit digital photos, you should review the guidelines for Taking Passport Photos with a Digital Camera

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