What are the rules for a passport picture?
- Submit a color photo, taken in last 6 months.
- Use a clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used on social media.
- Have someone else take your photo. No selfies.
- Take off your eyeglasses for your photo.
- Use a plain white or off-white background.
What should kids wear for passport photos?
Clothing DOs and DON’Ts
- DON’T wear glasses!
- DON’T wear anything on your head – no hats, headbands, or scarves.
- DON’T wear a uniform of any sort.
- DO opt for business attire or a collared shirt for your passport photos.
- DO wear a shirt or dress with a high enough neckline that it will show in the final picture.
Can I take a passport photo with my phone?
Yes, you can use your iPhone, Android device, or other smartphone to take your passport photo. Make sure you follow all guidelines when taking the photo to include a white background, good lighting, and a friend for assistance (selfies are not allowed).
What happens if my passport photo gets rejected?
If the photo has failed the automatic check, you must reject the photo. If the photo has failed the automatic check, you, the examiner, must accept the photo if there is no visible distortion or glare. Customers must send photos taken in the last month.
Why are you not allowed to smile in your passport photo?
Governments don’t want you to smile in a photo for the simple reason of facial recognition. A passport photo smile distorts your facial features and makes it almost impossible for matching you to the document, especially when done by a computer.
Can you show teeth in your passport photo?
Keep a neutral facial expression Passport photos require subjects to look directly into the lens with a neutral expression. Tilting your head forward or backward, looking down, showing teeth, or making an emotive expression (such as an overly excited face) will result in a photo that you cannot use for your passport.
Can you wear your hair up in a passport photo?
Yes, that hairstyle is just fine. We recommend that you just use small ponytail elastics, though, not large ribbons or other decorative hair accessories. Daina, the State Department doesn’t have any rule about the type of shirt you wear, as long as it is not a uniform shirt.
How do you make a passport photo on your phone?
All you need to do is access the Google Play store on Android device and download the Passport Photo Online application. The app works exactly like a photo booth that you can find at a post office. As mentioned above, the whole process takes 3 seconds, as everything works automatically.
Can your hair cover your ears in passport photo?
Concerning the need to tuck your long hair behind your ears, the manual says nothing. What it does state is that “the photograph must be clear with a centered, full frontal view of the applicant’s facial image.” This is followed by the declaration that “the ears do not have to be visible.” Return to Passport Photo FAQ.