US Passport Photo and Renew Passport Photo Requirements

Where to Get US Passport Photo Taken

Price: $16.34 with tax
Important: November 1st 2016 Glasses on passport photos are no longer permitted for a US Passport Photo

We are Located at:

US Passport Photo are a walk in service Mon – Thurs 9 to 5:30 and Fri 9 to 4.

Nick Felkey Photo & Video Services

310 Madison Ave S, Suite C, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

206 842 9333

 US Passport Photo Dimensions

US Passport Photo and Renew Passport Photo Requirements

Your passport photo must measure 2 inches by 2 inches. In your photo, your head measures between 1 inch and 1-3/8 inches. Your eyes may not be more than 1-3/8 inches from the bottom of the photo and no less than 1-1/8 inches from the bottom of the photo.
If you’re using a digital photo to print, it must have at least 300 pixels per inch (PPI) and measure 600 by 600 pixels.

US Passport Photo Requirements

  • Passport photo size 2 x 2
  • Taken within the past 6 months
  • Color photo only (black and white photos are no longer accepted)
  • Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background
  • Between 1 Inch and 1 3/8 Inches from the bottom of the child
  • Taken in normal street attire

Composition Requirements

Passport photos must be in color with a plain white or off white backdrop. A recent photo — taken in the last 6 months — is required. When it comes time to update your passport, bring or take a new photo. Look straight into the camera when taking your photo. Your expression should be neutral — no smiling — and eyes open.

The photo color should accurately represent skin and hair tone. Photos with too many shadows or that are over-exposed are not acceptable for passports. No shadow should be visible on the background. Too much light will cause shine on the skin, which is not appropriate for your passport.

Clothing Requirements

Photos should depict you in casual clothing without head adornments except for those required for religious purposes. Exceptions include glasses. However, the glasses should not create a glare that makes it difficult to view the irises and pupils of the eyes. Even if you wear glasses on a daily basis, you can remove them for your passport photo.

Style your hair so that it doesn’t obscure any part of your face. All head coverings should be styled so that they do not cast shadows on your face.

Passport Photos for Infant

It may be difficult to take a photo of a child, especially an infant, that perfectly meets these requirements. A child’s eyes may not be fully open, a child may smile or a seat may appear in the background. However, it’s best to encourage children to meet adult passport photo requirements.

Because of these requirements, many people opt to use the services of a professional photographer, especially one who is experienced with passport photos to expedite the process.

Religious Passport Photo

If you need to wear a burqa, topi (taqiyah) or a headscarf this is acceptable, but you need to add an additional letter stating that you are wearing this item on top of your head for religious purposes.