Note that you must provide 1 photo with your application, and the processing of your passport photo application may be delayed if you do not submit a photo that meets the requirements.

The requirements for the USA passport are as follows:

  •  To avoid processing delays, we recommend you use a professional passport photo service.
  • Your passport photo must be:
  • In color
  • Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper
  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
  • 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. View the Photo Composition Template for more size requirement details.
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression (preferred) or a natural smile, and with both eyes open