What is US Passport Photo Requirements ?

US Passport Photo Requirements

 

Passport photo requirements in the US are the same for all age group, including adults and children.

For simplicity divided requirements in 4 parts Basic Requirements, Photo Size and Quality, Pose and Expression and Outfit

Basic Passport Photo Requirements US

  • The photo must be color and taken in the last 5 to 6 months
  • The face must be clearly shown and not wear eyeglasses
  • Photo background must be a white or off-white shade

 

Photo Size and Quality in Passport Photo

  • Only high resolution and clear photo allowed
  • Passport photo Size in the US
    • 2 inches x 2 inches (51 MM x 51 MM)
    • Head must be middle of the photo or between (25 MM – 35 MM) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
  • Photo Paper- Glossy Photo Paper or Matte Photo Paper
  • Only the good condition photo allow

 

Pose and Expression in Passport Photo

  • Not allowed digitally change facial expression, allow only neutral expression
  • Full and clear face

 

Attire in Passport Photo

  • Wearing eyeglasses not allowed
  • Wearing uniform not allowed
  • You cannot wear any face or head covering attire like hat, headbands

Common reasons for rejection of Passport Photo

  • Use of digitally altering photos
  • Different looking face in Photo and original person
  • Wearing of uniform, eyeglasses, hat, headbands, and other face hiding attire

 

Can Permanent tattoos on face allowed in Passport Photo of US?
Yes,
Permanent tattoos on face allowed

 

Can wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices allowed in Passport Photo of US?
No,
you cannot wear any head covering devices

 

Is Passport size photo required for US Visa?

Yes,

See the above requirement of passport size photo for US Visa 

 

US visa Passport Photo Size?

  • 2 inches x 2 inches (51 MM x 51 MM)
  • Head must be middle of the photo or between (25 MM – 35 MM) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head

Is any official documentation available for US Passport Photo Policy?

Yes,

Click here to travel state gov

 

How to apply for a passport in the US?

Go to US travel state government website

Enter your basic details and website guide you according to your query