In some countries, standard passport-sized photos are required to obtain a visa and this is where an extra passport photo will come in handy. You can find out which countries require U.S. citizens to have a visa by checking the country-specific information available from the U.S. State Department website.

Do I send two photos for passport?

You must provide one photo with your passport application. All our photo policies apply to both adults and children under age 16.

How many photographs are required for passport?

Yes, all applicants need to carry two coloured photographs (size 4.5 x 3.5 cm) with white background. Applicants should affix photographs on the printed copy of the online filled application form. First photograph needs to be affixed on the first page of the application form without any signature/stamp.

What is the size of a passport photo?

Resolution, Print Size, and Quality. Submit a high resolution photo that is not blurry, grainy, or pixelated. The correct size of a passport photo is: 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 – 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper.

Do you need a second passport photo?

For whatever reason, though, most places still give you a second passport photo. Sure, it’s not usually the best photo you’ve ever taken, but since you’ve got one – and it meets the rigid (ish) passport requirements – hang on to it. If you ever need to replace your passport, you’ll need another photo, and voila! You have one.

Can anyone take a photo for a passport renewal?

In fact, as long as a passport photo meets certain standards, it can be taken by just about anyone. Number of photos needed. A passport renewal requires just one color photo. The photo must be 2 inches square, printed on matte or glossy photo-quality paper, and has to meet certain guidelines.

Why does it take so long to get a passport photo?

Bad pictures are the primary cause of passport-processing delays. If your photo is rejected, receiving a new passport is sometimes as simple as sending in a new version.