Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tips on the Fly!

Going somewhere? Enjoy these quick tips for guaranteed passport photo success!

Your passport application processing will likely be delayed if you do not submit a photo that meets these established requirements. Why take a chance and leave your travel timeline up in the air? To avoid such processing delays, can help you accomplish this process with immediate feedback on your image, as well as our 24-hour processing time!

Your U.S. passport photo must be:

  • A color image
  • An image printed on matte or glossy paper (photo quality)
  • The standard 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
  • Centered so that the subject’s 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
  • Taken within the past 6 months to reflect your current and most recognizable appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or cream colored background
  • Centered to reveal the subject’s entire face
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression/natural smile, and with both eyes open (this is key!)

Photos must not be digitally enhanced or altered to change your appearance in any way. If you take the photo with your digital camera, the image must adhere to the following specifications!:

  • The image dimensions must be in a square aspect ratio (height and width must be equal!)
  • Cropped to 600X600 pixels

Got questions? Be sure to message us at ePassportPhoto to get quick guidance from our representatives!

Passport Photo Requirements Abroad!

Big plans for the summer?

Just traveling for work?

Passport photo requirements may be similar from country to country, but there are certainly some glaring differences and serious dimensional variation between them!

Here’s some requirements to be aware of for UK passport photos, for example:

  • The image must be 35 mm x 45 mm.
  • The image must be a close-up of the subject’s full head and shoulders.
  • The face size (top to bottom) must be between 29mm and 34mm.
  • The image must be taken In color on plain white photographic paper.
  • The image must be taken against a plain cream or light grey backdrop.
  • The image must have been taken within the last month.
  • The image must be clear and in focus.
  • The photo, itself, must be without any tears or creases.
  • The photo, itself, must be Unmarked on both sides (unless it needs to be countersigned).
  • The photo must be unaltered by computer software.
  • The subject must maintain a neutral expression and mouth closed position..
  • The image bust be without any shadows.

Got questions? Be sure to message us at ePassportPhoto to get quick guidance from our representatives!

Changing Appearances and Your Passport Photo!

Everybody changes!

Whether It’s something as insignificant as a new facial hair style, or as noticeable as massive weight loss, the human need and tendency to alter one’s appearance isn’t going away anytime soon. In an age of increased identification requirements and security concerns, It’s important to have that visual consistency with regards to your passport photo.

If your passport has not expired, new photos would only be required if your appearance has “significantly changed” from the face in your passport photo, according to the Department of State.

Apparently, growing a beard or altering the color of your hair is not considered a significant change in the eyes of the government. Security officials who deal with passports are trained to focus on more key elements, such as noticeable facial features, for example. As such, a new or differing hairstyle shouldn’t be a real distraction from the eyes of a government official.

When should you update that passport photo?

  1. Undergoing significant facial surgery/trauma

  2. Undergoing a change in your gender, or adding/removing many facial piercings or tattoos

  3. If you simply cannot be identified from your current passport photo, you should apply for a new passport!

When it does come time to get a passport photo, the US government provides a wealth of “do’s” and “don’ts” on its website, so be sure to do some further research for maximum clarity on the matter!

Preparing for Your Passport Photo!

We’re here to help!

We know that there’s a lot to keep in mind when you’re preparing your travels-why should you have to struggle with the little things? Here are some simple pointers to set you up for success at your next passport photo shoot.

If you’ve taken a passport photo in the past, be sure to wear a different outfit from your previous photo shoot-this way, you’ll be able to prove to a government agency that the image is from the correct time frame of renewal. It’s important to remember that the passport photo will only show the area of your shoulders and collarbone, so it doesn’t matter what you wear below the waist! Business attire is recommended for passport photos and one can never go wrong with a suit and tie! If you’re not the suit and tie “type,” wear a shirt with a real collar, like a button-down dress shirt, for example!

Some folks recommend that women should make sure they wear a shirt or dress with a high enough neckline that it will show up in the final picture.

Regardless of gender, both men and women should feel free to avoid outfits that are black or white. The end product will have a plain white background, so a colored shirt will help ensure your photo doesn’t look washed out. In other words, got a favorite color? Go ahead and wear it for your passport photo shoot!
Be sure to take advantage of our professional order processing team, which has gained unparalleled passport photos compliance experience as the largest passport photos shop in the world!

Wishing all of you happy travelers a fantastic journey!

Trouble with baby photos? We got this!

Having trouble with those pesky baby passport photos? We know that this can be a burden and cause unnecessary distress during your trip or vacation planning.

There are some incredibly simple, yet effective measures to ensuring an easy process. To make sure that you’ve done this correctly or would simply appreciate confirmation on what you think is a satisfactory passport photo, feel free to submit here, via ePassportPhoto.

Follow this easy guidelines:

  • The subject should be looking directly at the camera.
  • Both of the subject’s ears should be visible and neither should be obscured.
  • The subject should maintain a closed-mouth position.
  • Both of the subject’s eyes should be open and very visible.
  • For the entirety of the image, The background should be white or off-white.
  • Additionally, the photo should be taken in a bright environment and there should be no shadows across or behind the subject.
  • There should be no objects on the subject’s face or background (toys, blankets, etc…).
  • As with all passport photos, the image should be sharp, clear, properly-contrasted, and uncomplicated! has been revolutionizing the passport photo business since 2005 and we’ve seen how tricky it can be to achieve the perfect baby passport photo. Our primary goal has been to put an end to the passport photo rip-off and resulting frustration. We believe that there’s no reason you should have to spend valuable time and money just to get a simple, compliant set of passport photos.

Be sure to take advantage of our professional order processing team, which has gained unparalleled passport photos compliance experience as the largest passport photos shop in the world!

Wishing all of you happy travelers a fantastic journey!