U.S. Passport Photo FAQ
Passport photos that do not meet the requirements are one of the
biggest reasons why applications are delayed. It is very important that
applicants understand and follow the regulations for acceptable
passport pictures. Answers to some of the most frequently asked
questions will provide you with information about the number of photos
required, dimensions, background color, pose, what can be worn and
more. If you plan to take passport photos with a digital camera
be sure to read the guide to digitalized passport photos
While you can save a few dollars by taking the pictures yourself, you
want to guarantee that they are not rejected. The pages listed below
will provide you with a list of necessary equipment and some tips to
help you make your own passport photos.
Check Out the Passport Photo FAQ Below
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Where Can I Get a Passport Photo
Question: What locations provide passport services that follow the size
and dimensions required by the State Department? Answer: There are a
wide variety of places where American citizens can...
What can get a passport photo rejected?
Question: I heard that unacceptable pictures are one of the main
reasons that applications are delayed and I want to avoid this. What
are things that...
What things are you not allowed to wear when taking a passport photo?
Question: Are there certain clothing items or accessories that cannot
be worn when taking a picture for a passport? I want to make sure I
Can I take a passport picture with my digital camera?
Question: I have a pretty good digital camera and would like to use it
to take the photographs for my passport application. Is that permitted?
What changes in appearance require that I get a new passport?
Question: If I get a piercing and dye my hair, will I be required to
renew my passport? I want to avoid paying another fee if possible.
Can I change my passport photo even though my passport is still valid?
Question: When my passport was issued, I had short hair and weighed a
few pounds more. The last time I crossed over the border from Canada,
the customs ...
Can I use passport photos with light green backgrounds?
Question: I took digital photos with a light green background. Is this
okay? Answer: The State Department requires all passport photos to have
Outdated Passport Pictures
Question: My son's passport is valid until August if this year but his
photo is 5 years old and, at 16, the difference between then and now is
Signing of new passport photos?
Question: Thought I was all ready to have the post office branch mail
my packet of information which includes following: filled out
application form, check ...
Can I get a new passport with a new picture even if it's not about to expire?
Question: My last passport renewal was a rush and the picture is
absolutely terrible. I am hoping I can apply for a new one with a
better photo. Can ...
How do I affix my photos to the application for a passport book renewal?
Question: I am sending in my application on Monday January 25 via
Federal Express at the end of the day and would like the answers to the
Do I need new passport photo because I dyed my hair and let it grow long?
Question: My hair was white and very short on my passport photo. Now it
is longer and dyed brown. Do I need a new photo?
Answer: You may get some ...
Are two 4x5cm photos acceptable for my babies passport photos?
Question: We live in Italy and it's hard to find a photographer who
will take 2x2 photos, so the photographer took 4x5 cm photos. Will they
Where can I take a passport photograph for my minor son in Columbus to be able to get his passport ASAP?
Question: I live in zip code area 43224 and I would like to apply for a
passport for him ASAP. Answer: Here are a couple of places where you
How do I update my daughter's passport photos taken when she was very young?
Question: Does it matter that the photo on my daughter's passport has
her "little girl" look and she is now in high school? What is the
procedure to ...
Wanting an old picture on a German passport
Question: I have my grandpa's and grandma's passports when they came
over from Germany but we are missing a picture of one of the children.
Is there a way ...
Do you have to pull your long hair behind your ears for the passport photo?
Question: I had my passport photo taken a few days ago and the person
taking the picture instructed me to tuck my hair behind my ears. I was
Passport Photos for Name Change
Question: On the website page passport-name-change.html do you mean "UNLESS your passport was issued less ...
How do I get a biometric passport photo for my passport renewal ?
Question: Please tell me if you take the correct size photos for the UK
passport, these are not the same as US passport photos and they have to
be exact ...
Renew passport because I am bald now and current photo has been questioned, but it is only 4 1/2 years old
Question: I don't know if you can renew a passport that is only 4 1/2
years old? I need to do it because I look very different since shaving
my head ...
Do I need a new passport photo after losing over 40 pounds?
Question: My passport was issued 2 yrs. ago, and since that time I've
lost more than 40 pounds on a successful weight loss program. Do I need
to have ...
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