Make United States Passport Photos

123PassportPhoto is a passport photo generator that helps you to make US passport photo online.

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US Passport Photo Size Requirements

  1. Photo size must be 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm).
  2. 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.

 

You don't need to worry about the size requirements. Our crop tool will help you to get the correct size.

 

Refer to US passport photo requirements for more informaiton.

 

Take Passport Photo

First of all, you need to take a photo using a digital camera. Please follow the passport photo guidelines to take a photo that is suitable to make passport photos.

 

Lighting and Positioning

  1. Take photo in bright room. Use a white wall as background.
  2. Stand one meter away from the wall, otherwise there may be shadow on the wall.
  3. Use a tripod. Adjust the camera position to the eye level.
  4. When adjust the camera distance to leave enough space between the top of the head and top border of the photo.

 

 

Take passport photo

 

Refer to the general guidelines for more details.


Crop and Generate Passport Photos

After you have taken your photo, you can make your own passport photo in three steps with 123PassportPhoto online generator:

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  1. Select a country. Different countries/regions have different requirements for passport photos. With the country selection, our system will get correct the passport photo size from our database and use the information in the following steps.

  2. Upload your photo. The file size should be smaller that 10MB and the photo size should be smaller than 4000 x 3000 pixels. The system processes only .jpg or .jpeg files. It may a few moments to finish the uploading process depending on the file size of the photo and the connection bandwidth.

  3. Crop photo. You can use the selection tool to choose the region of the photo according to the passport photo requirement. The ratio of width and height is preset based on the country selection. You can resize and move the region.

     

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  4. Download passport photos. With the three steps above, you will get a 4R sheet with multiple passport photos. Follow the instruction on the download page to save the 4R sheet in your computer.

    US Passport Photo Examples

    Passport photos


    US Passport Photos on 4R Sheet

    US passport photos on 4R sheet


Download Photos

Photos must be printed on photo quality paper. The photo quality paper can be either matte or glossy photo paper. You can choose to print the photos with color printer, or print it online.

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How to make United States Passport / Visa photo at home


Step 1: Take a picture with a digital camera or a smartphone

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.

Pspport photo good examples

 

Step 2: Choose a venue with appropriate lighting

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.

passport photo lighting and shadows

 

Step 3: Dress appropriately for your passport photo

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.

passport photo attire, hats and hair

passport photo face obstruction


Step 4: Pose for a passport photo

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.

passport photo pose

 

Step 5: Maintain neutral facial expressions

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.

acceptable passport photo

Unacceptable passport photo

 

Good and bad examples of passport photos

Example of passport photos

Printed passport photos


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