Wouldn’t you know it,? September is National Passport Awareness Month!
What better way to celebrate than by killing it at your home passport photo shoot!
Here’s the sad truth: Every year, around 200,000 US passport submissions are flat-out denied because the photos don’t meet the government-issued standards.
We want to guarantee your passport photo success!
According to a little group called the US State Department, there are some predictable problems amongst pesky passport photos applications!
Remember that passport photos must be 2X2 squares and if it’s been printed on a larger piece of photo paper, it will surely need to be cropped and cut.
Keep in mind that your face must also be 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of your chin to the top of your head!Avoid rejection by sizing your image to government-issued regulations!
Obviously, your photo(s) will need to be well-lit and without shadows. When your photo is printed out and all, take the time to make sure that it’s not too dark or too light.
Photos that are overexposed or washed out will surely be rejected. Additionally, your photo will be required to have a white background!
Pesky 6 Month Rule!
As you probably already know, your passport photo must be relatively recent and reflect your genuine current appearance.
Thus, if your photo was taken more than six months ago, be sure to safely destroy it and get yourself a new travel document!
Be sure to message us at ePassportPhoto to get quick guidance from our representatives!