Am I allowed to wear jewelry in my passport photo?
Yes, so long as your piercings don't hide your face, you can wear jewelry and keep on your facial piercings. Permanent tattoos are also acceptable in passport photo.
If I wear sunglasses, glasses, or tinted glasses in my passport photo, is it allowed?
No, it is necessary to take them off for your passport photo.
A doctor's note must be submitted if you are unable to remove your glasses for medical reasons.
How should I pose for my photo?
Make sure your head is centered in the frame and not tilted, and smile naturally or display a neutral expression.
Is it okay for me to wear a hat or headcover in my photo?
A hat or head covering may be worn, but you must submit a signed statement indicating that it is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is often worn or required in public or a statement from a doctor verifying the item is used daily for medical reasons.
Your hairline and face must be visible through your hats or head coverings, and your entire face must be apparent.
Is it okay to smile in my passport photo?
Yes, but the smile must be natural and unexaggerated.
Can I wear a uniform in my passport photo?
No, Uniforms, clothing that looks like a uniform, or camouflage clothing are not allowed.
Can I remove red-eye from my passport photo?
Yes, you may remove red-eye. However, any other digital alterations or editing is prohibited.
How should I take a photo of a baby or toddler?
No one else should be in the photograph when you are taking a photo of your baby or toddler.
Lie your baby on his or her back on a flat surface(You don't need to worry about the background, as our website automatically removes it).You must ensure there are no shadows on your baby's face, especially if you are taking a picture from above. You may also find it useful to take a picture of your child in the car seat.
Using your camera in burst mode, take as many shots as you can.
Can my child's eye be closed in the passport photo?
Infants are allowed to have their eyes partially or completely closed.
If I've changed my appearance (grown a beard, dyed my hair), should I take a new picture?
Only in the case of a significant change in your appearance since the issue of your passport. Changing a beard or coloring hair wouldn't be a significant change. If you can still be identified by your current passport photo, you don't need to apply for a new passport.
A new passport may be required if you have:
If the appearance of your child under the age of 16 has changed naturally due to aging, you don't have to apply for a new passport for them.
I am unsure if my photo meets the criteria. What should I do?
Check to see if your photo meets the requirements at https://tsg.phototool.state.gov/photo. See examples of good and bad photos when you upload your photo.
When you have photo printing paper and a colour printer, you can print your passport photo at home. The downloaded passport photos should be printed on 4x6" photo paper. Six US passport photos are included on the 4R photo. Don't forget to print the photo exactly onto 4x6" photo paper and cut along the gray borders to get six correct size US passport photos (2x2").
You can also order 4x6" prints from these online photo printing websites:
Creating your passport photo on our website is the fastest and most efficient method. Our website generates a digital and printable version of a photo by removing the background.Using your mobile device, take a picture of yourself and upload it to our site. The process is completely online. It's convenient and cost-effective!
As an alternative, you can get your photo taken at any of these places.
2654 W Horizon Ridge Pkwy Ste B5 Henderson, NV 89052
2. The UPS Store
3540 West Sahara Ave #E6 Las Vegas, NV 89102
3. Travel Visa Pro
3376 S Eastern Ave Ste 188D Las Vegas, NV 89169
4. Pro Image Photo Lab
4167 S Maryland Pkwy Las Vegas, NV 89119
5. Ship And More Sahara
8465 W Sahara Ave Ste 111 Las Vegas, NV 89117
6.Cashman Pro Photo Lab
3580 Polaris Ave Ste 1 Las Vegas, NV 89103
Walmart offers passport photo printing services. Using the Walmart app, upload the photo you downloaded from our site and select 4x6" photo paper to order. You can get it delivered or pick it up within an hour at your nearest store.
Walmart photo shops in Las Vegas:
1. 8060 W Tropical Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89149
2. 3950 W Lake Mead Blvd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
3. 5198 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89122
4. 3615 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
5. 1807 W Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
6. 4505 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89102
7. 3041 N Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89108
8. 3950 W Lake Mead Blvd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
9. 5200 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148
10. 6005 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119
If you've downloaded your passport photo from our site, the CVS store is able to print it. An app is available from CVS that allows you to order passport photos online and pick them up in store. You can also print them on site. It is recommended to print the downloaded photo sheet on 4R 4x6" photo paper. To ensure your passport photo is the right size, choose the right paper size.
CVS photo shops in Las Vegas:
1. 6100 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89146
2. 8491 Farm Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89131
3. 4595 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89121
4. 4014 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
5. 2935 S Hollywood Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89122
6. 3758 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
7. 6705 E Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89156
8. 6765 S Eastern Ave Suite #6, Las Vegas, NV 89119
9. 10400 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
10. 6432 Losee Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89086
Costco no longer offers in-store photo printing, but they still offer it online. To print your passport photo at Costco for the lowest price, follow these steps:
1. Visit our website to download our 4X6 passport photo template
2. Upload your passport photo to the Costco app
3. Choose a 4x6 inch photo template rather than a Costco passport photo template
4. Order your photo
Cut the passport photos along the gray borders to get six US passport photos (2x2").
Another place where you can print your photos is Walgreens. You can order a passport photo online through Walgreens app and pick it up at your local store. You can also print it in the store.Our photo sheet is designed to be printed on 4x6" photo paper. Choose the right paper size in order to ensure that your passport photo will be the right size. Walgreens charges $14.99 for a passport photo, but you can save up to 97.5% by printing out the template.
Walgreens photo shops in Las Vegas:
1. 9420 W Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89134
2. 5011 E Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89142
3. 5610 Centennial Center Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89149
4. 6495 N Decatur Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89131
5. 5082 E Lake Mead Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89115
6. 8500 W Cheyenne Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89129
7. 3339 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
8. 3397 S Las Vegas Blvd # 1, Las Vegas, NV 89109
9. 3821 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89103
10. 7845 W Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Las Vegas has some photo booths, but before you go, be sure to review the guidelines for taking a USA passport photo. Passport photos can be taken at these photo booths:
1.Premiere Photo Booth
8565 S Eastern Ave #150, Las Vegas, NV 89123
2.Reflect Event & Photobooth Solutions
9717 W Port Orange Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89134
3. Recollections Photo Booth
S Durango Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89117
4. ShutterBooth of Las Vegas
3200 Polaris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89102
5. Parlor Photo Booths
1452 Rothwell Ct, Las Vegas, NV 89102
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Make sure someone takes your passport photo for you. Selfies are not accepted. Make use of your tripod if you have one. By using a tripod, you will be able to keep the camera level and steady. Ideally, the person should be around 1 meter away from the camera.
Face a bright window or the door when taking a photo. In this way, shadows can be avoided on the face and in the background. It is essential that the face is evenly lit. Ensure that the face is free of shadows and glares.
Note: You do not need to worry about the background, since our online passport photo generator will automatically do it for you.
Uniforms should not be worn. Put on regular street clothes for your photo.
Eyeglasses should not be worn. You should remove any sunglasses, tinted glasses, or glasses that you wear if you are taking a passport photo.
Ensure that your face is fully visible. Make sure your hair doesn't cover your face or obscure your eyes. In the case of very long bangs covering your eyebrows, pin them back with bobby pins. Although it's better to show your ears as well, that won't stop your photo from being accepted.
Passport photos don't allow hats unless they're religious headgear such as a headscarf or yarmulke.
Face the camera straight on and look straight at it. Avoid tilting or rotating the head.
It is important that the shoulders are visible, and there should be enough space around the head to crop the picture.
Make sure the camera is at the same level as the head.
It's okay to smile in your passport photo, but the government prefers you to have a neutral facial expression.
Under the new international passport rules, it is usually not acceptable to smile or have your mouth open.