What are the requirements for a US passport picture?
- Submit a color photo, taken in last 6 months.
- Use a clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used on social media.
- Have someone else take your photo. No selfies.
- Take off your eyeglasses for your photo.
- Use a plain white or off-white background.
What color should you not wear for a passport photo?
DO consider wearing a color other than black or white. Your photo will have a plain white background, so a colored shirt will help ensure your photo doesn’t look washed out.
Can I wear anything for my passport photo?
Passport photos are not the place to make fashion statements. The State Department wants your photo to be “taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis.” However, no uniforms, or clothing that looks like a uniform, or camouflage clothing is allowed. You also can’t wear a hat or head covering in your photo.
Can I wear earrings in my passport photo?
Is jewellery allowed? You will be happy to learn that you are generally allowed to wear jewellery on your passport photo. The likes of necklaces and earrings are acceptable, as well as piercings on your face.
Can I have bangs in my passport photo?
Yes, you can have both bangs and curtain bangs in your passport photo as long as they are a part of your appearance every day and that they don’t hide any of your important facial features such as your eyes. You should try dividing your bangs into two sections to ensure that your face is fully visible.
Can I wear a white shirt for a passport photo?
Your passport photo must have a plain white background, so if you wear a white shirt, it may blend into the background and leave you looking like a floating head.
Can I have my hair down in a passport photo?
The answer is no. According to the official U.S passport guidelines, you may not wear any decorative accessories in your hair for passport photos. The only exception is subtle and non-eye-catching hairpins, used to, for example, uncover your forehead.
Can you have lipstick on in a passport photo?
No. Since your skin tone needs to stay the same, it’s advisable to opt for something very close to your complexion. So, bright red or black lipstick will get your passport photo rejected.