Passport Photo Examples
Submitting a high-quality photograph is an important part of a U.S. passport application.
Acceptable Passport Photos
Please review the tabs below and to the left for examples of both acceptable and unacceptable passport photos. Keep in mind: size, expression, head position, background, print quality, and anything that might obscure the face (hair, shadows, glare on glasses, etc).
- Shadows and Lighting
- Size and Position
- Resolution, Print Size, and Quality
- Digital Alterations and Retouching
- Pose and Expression
- Attire, Hats and Hair
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