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My wife and I need to get our passports and I wanted to save some money by taking our passport photos. Are there requirements that need to be met when taking them? I'm thinking background colors, or size; things like that.
 

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Yes, there are a very strict set of requirements. I would suggest that you check your Federal Gov't webpage, as I'm sure it will spell them out in detail. The basic outline is: Plain background, even (flat) lighting, minimal/no shadow, and the head must take up approximately 2/3 of the frame. Also note that the photographer's business stamp/name is normally required on the back.
 

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My wife and I need to get our passports and I wanted to save some money by taking our passport photos. Are there requirements that need to be met when taking them? I'm thinking background colors, or size; things like that.

From the official site It was difficult to find (I had to GOOGLE "passport photo specifications")
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Perfect, thanks. That's exactly what is was looking for.
 

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My wife and I need to get our passports and I wanted to save some money by taking our passport photos. Are there requirements that need to be met when taking them? I'm thinking background colors, or size; things like that.

From the official site It was difficult to find (I had to GOOGLE "passport photo specifications")
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Photographer's Guide
Perfect, thanks. That's exactly what is was looking for.

you're welcome.
 

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Also note that the photographer's business stamp/name is normally required on the back.

Must depend on where you are. Not a requirement for passport renewal photos at the US Embassy in Bogotá.
 

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You also can take the JPG into their software on the passport website and resize it to make it fit within their sizes.
 

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