Passport Photo Examples
The Do's and Don'ts of U.S. Passport Photography: Submitting a high-quality photograph is an important part of a U.S. passport application. To learn more about the U.S. Department of State's guidelines for passport photos, watch this video and then review the information below to avoid passport processing delays.
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