Am I allowed to wear jewelry in my passport photo?
Yes, you can wear jewelry and keep on your facial piercings as long as they do not hide your face. Permanent tattoos are allowed for passport purposes as well.
When taking my passport photo, should I wear sunglasses, glasses, or tinted glasses?
No, You will need to remove them to take your passport photo.
You must submit a signed note from your doctor if you cannot remove your glasses due to medical reasons.
Can you tell me how I should pose for my photo?
Keep your head centered in the frame and non-tilted, and smile naturally or with a neutral expression.
Could I wear a hat or a headcover in my photo?
It is permissible to wear a hat or head covering as long as you submit a signed statement confirming that it is part of a recognized, traditional religious garment that is frequently worn or required in public, or if a doctor has signed a statement verifying the item is worn on a daily basis for medical reasons.
The hat or head covering must not hide your hairline or cast shadows on your face, and you must be able to see your entire face.
Is it okay for me to smile in my passport photo?
Yes, but the smile must be natural and not exaggerated.
Is a uniform allowed in my passport photo?
No,you are not allowed to wear a uniform, clothing that looks like a uniform, or camouflage attire.
Can I remove red-eye from my passport photo?
No, you can not digitally remove red eye. You will have to submit a new photo without red eye.
Do you have any tips on taking a photo of a baby or toddler?
When taking a photo of your baby or toddler, no other person should be in the photo.
Lay your baby on his or her back on flat surface(no need to worry about the background, our website will automatically remove the background). Make certain there are no shadows on your baby's face, especially if you take a picture from above. Taking a picture of your child in the car seat may also be helpful.
Take as many photos as you can in one shot with your camera in burst mode.
Is it acceptable for my child's eye to be closed in his or her photo?
It is acceptable for an infant's eyes to be partially or completely closed. All other children must have both their eyes open.
Should I take a new photo if my appearance has changed (grown a beard, dyed my hair)?
Only if your appearance has significantly changed from since your passport was issued. A new beard or colored hair would not constitute a significant change. You do not need to apply for a new passport if you can still be identified by your photo in your current passport.
You may have to apply for a new passport if you have:
If the appearance of your child under the age of 16 has changed due to the natural aging process, you do not need to apply for a new passport for your child.
I'm not sure if my photo meets the requirements. What should I do?
You can go to https://tsg.phototool.state.gov/photo to see if your photo meets the requirements. Upload your photo and see examples of good and bad photos.
A colour printer and photo paper allow you to print your passport photo at home. We recommend printing the passport photo downloaded from our site on 4R 4x6" photo paper. On the 4R photo are six US passport photos, just print the photo exactly onto 4x6" photo paper and cut along the gray border to get six correct size US passport pictures (2x2).
The following online photo printing websites also offer 4x6" prints:
On our website, you can create a passport photo quickly and easily. Our website generates a digital and printable photo for you by removing the background in seconds. All you have to do is take a picture of yourself with your phone and upload it.The process can be completed at home.Time and money saved!
There are several places where you can take your photo as an alternative.
1. Adonis Photography
1201 2nd Ave Ste 905 Seattle, WA 98101
2. Bartell Drugs
910 4th Ave Seattle, WA 98164
3. EZ Copy N Print
4336 University Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105
4. Alpha 1 Photo & Studio
14919 NE 20th St Bellevue, WA 98007
5. Magic Photo
22912 Hwy 99 Ste A Edmonds, WA 98026
6. Kenmore Camera
6708 NE 181st St Kenmore, WA 98028
It is easy to print passport photos at Walmart. Simply upload your photos from our site to Walmart's app and choose 4x6" photo paper. You can pick up your photos within one hour or have them delivered.
Walmart photo shops in Seattle:
1. 12620 SE 41st Pl, Bellevue, WA 98006, United States
2. 6797 WA-303, Bremerton, WA 98311, United States
3. 1400 164th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087, United States
4. 17432 SE 270th Pl, Covington, WA 98042, United States
5. 21200 Olhava Way NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370, United States
6. 762 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn, WA 98001, United States
7. 743 Rainier Ave S, Renton, WA 98057, United States
8. 11400 Hwy 99, Everett, WA 98204, United States
9. 1900 S 314th St, Federal Way, WA 98003, United States
10. 34520 16th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003, United States
CVS stores can print passport photos that you have downloaded from our website. CVS provides an app that allows you to order passport photos online and pick them up in-store. It is important to note that the downloaded photo sheet is for printing on 4R 4x6" photo paper. Make sure your passport photo size is accurate by choosing the right paper size.
CVS photo shops in Seattle:
1. 18820 WA-305 #2770, Poulsbo, WA 98370, United States
2. 2438 32nd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199, United States
3. 503 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
4. 2035 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, United States
5. 10712 SE Carr Rd, Renton, WA 98055, United States
6. 2100 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
7. 117 SW 160th St, Burien, WA 98166, United States
8. 531 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
9. 19507 Hwy 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036, United States
10. 302 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125, United States
A photo at Rite Aid Pharmacy costs $7. However, you can print out your passport photo at Rite Aid for only 19 cents if you download it from our site first.
Rite Aid photo shops in Seattle:
1.375 S Grady Way, Renton, WA 98057, United States
2. 5700 100th St SW #100, Lakewood, WA 98499, United States
3. 3282 Bethel Rd SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366, United States
4. 19107 Bothell Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011, United States
5. 17615 140th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98058, United States
6. 3066 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd SE, Sammamish, WA 98075, United States
7. 2131 SW 336th St, Federal Way, WA 98023, United States
8. 4091 Factoria Square Mall SE, Bellevue, WA 98006, United States
9. 1850 S Mildred St, Tacoma, WA 98465, United States
10. 205 Pine Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290, United States
Printing your photos at Walgreens is another option. Walgreens provides an app that lets customers order and pick up passport photos at local Walgreens stores. Alternatively, you can print it at the store. If you print out the photo template you will save up to 97.5% compared to buying a passport photo from Walgreens. The photo template is designed for printing on 4R 4x6" photo paper. To ensure the size of your passport photo is right, choose the correct size of the paper.
Walgreens photo shops in Seattle:
1. 566 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
2. 859 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125, United States
3. 500 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112, United States
4. 17524 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133, United States
5. 4468 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
6. 1531 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122, United States
7. 566 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109, United States
8. 14656 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA 98166, United States
9. 222 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101, United States
10. 4468 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103, United States
Despite discontinuing their in-store printing service, Costco still offers it online. You can still print your passport photo at Costco for the lowest price by following these steps:
1.Visit our website to download the 4X6 passport photo template
2. Upload the passport photo to Costco's app
3.You should choose a 4x6 inch photo template rather than the standard passport photo template at Costco
4.Order your photo
By cutting your passport photos along the gray borders, you will obtain six correct size US passport photos (2x2").