Passport Photo Requirements

Vending Machine photos are NOT acceptable.
 
The following is the list of passport photo regulations regarding passport-style photographs and acceptable passport photos:
 
• Photographs must be 2x2 inches in size, taken within the past 6 months.
 
• The image size from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head should be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches.
 
• The photographs may be in color or black and white.
 
• They must be full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background.
 
• Photographs should be taken in normal street attire, without a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline.
 
• Uniforms should not be worn in photographs.
 
• If prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar articles are normally and consistently worn, they should be worn when the picture is taken.
 
• Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless required for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required to support the wearing of such glasses in the photographs.
 
• If you choose to submit digitized photos, they must meet the same passport photo requirements. In addition, digitized photographs are always produced on digital printers. Some printers will produce a photograph in which the dots are seen. Visible dots distort the image by making it look grainy. Acceptable photos have a continuous tone image that looks very photo-like.