1. 1Take Photo
  2. 2Ensure Compliance
  3. 3Download Sheet

Take your photo

To get your United States Passport Photos, take your photo against a white wall

Stand at least 4 feet
(1.5 meters) from camera

Photo should include shoulders and plenty of space above head
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Turn off overhead lighting to eliminate shadows

Stand against a white or off-white wall

Stand close to wall to minimize shadows

Tip!

Take a few pictures with your digital camera or mobile phone so you have one that looks great - remember it's going to be there for 10 years.

For more information see the official passport guidelines for the United States.

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