U.S. Passport Photo Requirements
Applying for a U.S. passport in the United Kingdom
Applying for a U.S. passport?

U.S. and U.K. passport photograph requirements are different.
Photos taken in a U.K. photo ...
Applying for a U.S. passport?

U.S. and U.K. passport photograph requirements are different.
Photos taken in a U.K. photo ...
U.S. passport photograph requirements
A color photograph with your face looking straight
ahead and your head centered

E...
U.S. passport photograph requirements
Printed on photo quality paper
White or off-white background

2 inches by 2 inche...
Can eyeglasses be worn?

Yes, if you wear them daily for medical reasons

Not if they cast a shadow, reflection or glare...
Can a head covering be worn?

Yes, if you wear it daily for religious reasons and it
does not obscure your face

Not if ...
Quality
 The photograph need not be taken by a professional
photographer. A digital photograph is acceptable if it
meets ...
Photographing children

You can lay the baby on a white /off-white sheet , or
place the baby in a car seat covered with a...
You may attach your photograph to your application form with a
paperclip
REMEMBER
It is your responsibility to ensure your photograph meets allthe requirements

If your photograph does not meet t...
REMEMBER
Your face looking straight ahead with your head
centered in the photograph
Eyes open and mouth closed in a neut...
It is not possible to change or update the photograph in a valid U.S.
passport
It is understood that an individual’s appea...
More Information

Visit
http://dld.bz/uspptphoto
for more information
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U.S. Passport Photo Requirements - U.S. Embassy London

  1. 1. U.S. Passport Photo Requirements Applying for a U.S. passport in the United Kingdom
  2. 2. Applying for a U.S. passport? U.S. and U.K. passport photograph requirements are different. Photos taken in a U.K. photo booth may not be accepted
  3. 3. Applying for a U.S. passport? U.S. and U.K. passport photograph requirements are different. Photos taken in a U.K. photo booth may not be accepted This presentation will help you ensure that your passport photographs meet the U.S. Department of State’s photograph requirements
  4. 4. U.S. passport photograph requirements A color photograph with your face looking straight ahead and your head centered Eyes open and mouth closed in a neutral expression or slight smile Taken within the last 6 months and readily identifiable as you
  5. 5. U.S. passport photograph requirements Printed on photo quality paper White or off-white background 2 inches by 2 inches square (51mm by 51mm), excluding any borders Your head should be between 1 inches and 1 3/8 inches (25 mm and 35mm) from the bottom of the photograph
  6. 6. Can eyeglasses be worn? Yes, if you wear them daily for medical reasons Not if they cast a shadow, reflection or glare over your eyes. The frames should not cover your eyes Not if they obscure your eyes in the photograph (unless you require dark glasses for medical reasons and can provide a doctor’s statement)
  7. 7. Can a head covering be worn? Yes, if you wear it daily for religious reasons and it does not obscure your face Not if it is not worn daily for religious reasons Not if it obscures your face in the photograph
  8. 8. Quality  The photograph need not be taken by a professional photographer. A digital photograph is acceptable if it meets all the specifications  Do not digitally alter your facial features in the photograph  Your face must not be out of focus, shadowed, overexposed or obscured. The photograph should accurately reproduce your natural skin tone
  9. 9. Photographing children You can lay the baby on a white /off-white sheet , or place the baby in a car seat covered with a white/offwhite sheet A photo with the baby’s eyes open is preferable. However, you need not be concerned if it is not possible No-one else should be visible in the photograph
  10. 10. You may attach your photograph to your application form with a paperclip
  11. 11. REMEMBER It is your responsibility to ensure your photograph meets allthe requirements If your photograph does not meet the Department of State’s requirements, you will be required to submit a new photograph and the processing of your passport application will be delayed
  12. 12. REMEMBER Your face looking straight ahead with your head centered in the photograph Eyes open and mouth closed in a neutral expression or slight smile Taken within the last 6 months and reflecting your current appearance White or off-white background 2 inches by 2 inches square (51mm by 51mm) Your head should be between 1 inches and 1 3/8 inches (25 mm and 35mm)
  13. 13. It is not possible to change or update the photograph in a valid U.S. passport It is understood that an individual’s appearance will change during the validity period of their passport, especially when they are children If you are over 18 and remain concerned that your passport photograph no longer represents a good likeness of you, you will be required to apply for a new passport
  14. 14. More Information Visit http://dld.bz/uspptphoto for more information
  15. 15. Follow Us! Click on the logos below for more useful information from the U.S. Embassy in London! American Citizen Services Blog http://london.usembassy.gov
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