- 1Take Photo
- 2Ensure Compliance
- 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
Turn off overhead lighting to eliminate shadowsStand against a white or off-white wall
Stand close to wall to minimize shadows
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.