Passport photo

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  1. TreeofLifeStairs

    TreeofLifeStairs No longer a newbie, moving up!

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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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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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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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    From the official site It was difficult to find (I had to GOOGLE "passport photo specifications")
    Photo Composition Template
    Photographer's Guide
     
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    TreeofLifeStairs No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Perfect, thanks. That's exactly what is was looking for.
     
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    Didereaux Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    you're welcome.
     
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    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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    Really? That is cool!
     

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