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Passport Photo Specs for:
USA
(Passport, Visa, Citizenship, Naturalization, Lottery Visa, DS-160/1648, etc.)

Australia
Canada (Passport, Visa, Immigration, Temp Resident Visa Digital Photo)
China Visa
India (OCI, Passport, PAN Card)
New Zealand
Russia
Schengen Visa
United Kingdom/UK

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I place my order for Passport/Visa photos?
How much Online Passport Service costs? How does it work?
How will I get my Passport photos after I place my order?

I need passport photos urgently. How can I get them quickly?

How does same-day-pickup-at-a-local-store service work?
Do you deliver photos outside USA?

If my uploaded photo can not be used to make passport photos, what happens to my payment?
Can I submit some old photo for making passport photos?
Can I get my digital photos pre-approved before making a payment?

What are the official guideline for Passport Photos for US Passport applications?
Can I order passport photos in 1 x 1 inch, 2x3 inch size, or any odd size?


How can I take better pictures at home for Passports?
How can I take PROFESSIONAL QUALITY pictures at home for Passports?
What kind of Digital Camera do I need?

Do I have to open PayPal account to use your service?
How do I pay for multiple photos/persons in single checkout?
I don't use credit cards online. Is there a different payment format available?
What is your privacy policy? How long are our photos stored on your servers?

 

Customer comments:

When I asked about the PAN Card picture for India at Costco, I got stares back from the associate. I am glad that I found this service by chance while Googling the dimensions. I ordered the prints very late in the evening ~ 900pm and picked up from Walmart at 1100am next day. Service is great and I even got an honest suggestion to load a new digital image as earlier one wasn't going to be good. Whole transaction was handled professionally and efficiently with quick email updates. Thanks a lot!
Ashok May 15, 2014


"As you know, the average price at most photo outlets for 4 passport pictures could be anywhere between $16 up to $20. The service that you offer provides significant savings for what seems to be a very simple process of producing small portrait-like pictures - yet the photo outlets charge an arm and a leg for this stuff.

Your response time to my inquiries was excellent; the process of taking my own digital shots and sending them to you via e-mail was simple; and the end result was exactly what was needed. All this and big dollar savings too (especially in my case where I needed pictures for a family of 6).

Thanks again, and good luck with your venture.

Ilias (Boulder, Colorado)
Nov 7, 2007

 

How do I place an order for Passport/Visa photos with you?

Ordering your passport photos with us is simple. We call it a 2 step process: (These steps are located on the top of each page on our website for your convenience)

Before placing your order, please check if your photo(s) can be used to make valid passport or visa photos. Click on Validate your photo(s) link here or on top of any page. This link will take you to a page that has sample photos. Compare your photo to those sample photos to see if your photo can be used to make valid passport or visa photos. (If you are not sure, you can always click here to send us your digital photo(s) for pre-approval before placing your order).

Once you are ready to order, we need two things: Your photo(s) and your order/payment.
1) To send us your photo(s), you can upload them on our server by clicking here, or on the link on top of every page on our website: Upload your photo(s). Please make sure you enter the same name while uploading photos that you will be using to place your order.
2) To make payment and place your order, click on the Make Payment link here or on the top of any page.
These two steps/tasks can be done in any order but needs to be completed within 30 minutes window. Our server based matching automatically matches your photos with your name, address, email address that you use on your PayPal.
If you need more help or have questions, please click here.

How much does it cost to order with Online Passport Photo Service?

6 Passport/Visa photos- 1 person $7.95
12 Passport/Visa photos- 1 person $10.95
6 Passport/Visa photos- 2 persons $14.95
12 Passport/Visa photos- 2 persons $19.95
6 Passport/Visa photos- 3 persons $21.95
6 Passport/Visa photos- 4 persons $27.95

Every additional person on the order is discounted. Please visit our Payment page and enter your details to check exact rates for you.

How does OnlinePassportPhoto service work?

We are glad you asked us. We are passport photo innovators! Unlike your local expensive passport photo service, we are present in every corner of the universe! Instead of driving to a store ora photo lab for passport photos, you can have passport photos delivered to you in mail or in an e-mail in few clicks.
You take a digital photo at home again plain white or light background. Upload it with your order. We will process your digital photo with various software tools. Our talented employees, in the USA as well as in India, are expert with photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop, Picasa etc. They use high-tech photo techniques to adjust subject, background, light, contract and if needed, to sharpen the picture. Then the photo gets cropped to passport photo requirements of your country. Then 6 (or 8) copies of cropped passport photo gets printed using professional photo printing equipment. The end result is- one of the best passport photos in the world delivered to your home.

Please take a note that there are some online businesses that provide passport photos or free tools but most of them do not fix or enhance your photos! They just format pictures and provide passport photos! In our experience, most of the photos taken by nonprofessional photographers need manual enhancement/fixing with regards to photo background, removing redeye, fixing exposure and/or removing shadows created by flash. We at Online Passport Photos manually process every photo to eliminate most of the risk factors with passport photos! Please take this into consideration while choosing your passport photo provider.

Here is a sample of work done on a customer's photo to convert into Canada Immigration photos:

Original photo out of customer's camera Fixes Converted Photo
passport picture

*Face straightened
* Background changed to white
* Exposure enhanced to highlight face

* Photo formatted for Canada Immigration requirements

canada immigration photo


How can I get my Passport photos after I place an order with Onlinepassportphotos.com?

OnlinePassportPhotos.com will fulfill your order in any one of the following ways:

  1. Mail the photos to your address on PayPal order. This is default method of fulfillment. We print and mail your photos. For certain order, $1 for Shipping and Handling may be added during checkout.
    Estimated delivery time: We normally mail the photos within 2 business days with USPS First Class mail which might take 2-5 days depending on the destination city.
  2. We can make your photos available for pick up at your local Walgreens, CVS, Target or Walmart store at no extra charge. However the store will require around 20 cents payment at the time of pickup for a set of 6 photos. To use this facility, while placing your order, please include store address on your order or click here and let us know the address of your local store.
    Estimated delivery time: You should be able to pick up usually the same day if ordered earlier in the day, or within 2 business days in most cases.
  3. We can email you multiple passport photos on an exact 4x6 print format. No additional shipping charge. To use this option, select 4x6 inch print in email on your PayPal order or after placing your order, please click here and tell us to email you your formatted passport photos.
    Estimated delivery time: We will email you the photos same day if ordered earlier in the day, or within 1 business day in most cases.

Please do not ask us deliver your photos in more than one way. If you are requesting pickup at your local store, we will not email you 4x6 formatted print.

I need urgent passport photos. How can I get them quickly?

No problem but please keep in mind that we normally do not work over weekends so please do not place an order for urgent passport photos over the weekend (unless you have sent us an email and checked with us).

Mailing is the one which causes most of the delays in our photos to reach you. For urgent passport photos, please do one of the following:
** After you upload your pictures and make a payment, click on this form, give us the address of a nearby Walgreens, CVS, Target, Walmart or Rite-Aid store, and we will upload your photo to be picked up at that neighborhood store within 24 hours.
** For urgent needs, we can e-mail you back a high quality converted passport picture usually within 24 hours. Download it to you thumb drive and take it to your local Coscto, rite-aid,CVS or Walgreens to a 1-hour photo lab and get it printed on a 4 X 6 paper for around 20 cents! One sheet will get you 6 passport photos!

How does 'Same day pick up at a local store' service work?

We are glad you asked us. Our 'Pick up at a local store' service is innovative, simple, quick and convenient.
Though you pick up photos at Walgreens/ CVS/ Target/ Walmart store near you, we do most of the work. We use the store only for printing photos. Unlike local store employees, we know specifications for passport or visa photos for many countries. We fix your photos, enhance them for better printing, format them as per guideline of your country and then we put 6 (sometimes even 8 passport sized photos) on a 4x6 print format. Why 4x6 print format? No store carries 2x2 inch, 35x35mm, etc., photo papers but, every store prints 4x6 prints! Then we upload the finished 4x6 format on website of your local store (Walgreens.com, CVS.com or Target.com) and ask them to print 4x6 print(s). We will send you an email at this stage to let you know that we have uploaded your photos to your local store.

We put your name, phone# and email address on the order. When you go to the store, just ask for regular 4x6 print. Don't mention Passport or Visa photos as that may confuse them.For Walmart, if you provide us a cell phone number, we can ask the store to text you when photos are ready for pick up. Normally in most stores, the photos are ready within an hour or two after you receive the confirmation email from us. Then you can go to the store to pick up 4x6 print(s) with 6 (or 8 photos) passport photos. The photos are separated by lines on the 4x6 print so it is easy to cut them along the lines with any household scissors.

Isn't this a simple and innovative process? Isn't this the best use of the Internet and the technological advances? We have no tie-up with Walgreens, CVS, Target or Walmart stores but we make the best use of their online ordering to serve you efficiently, help you save money and get those difficult-to-get odd sized photos for India, UK, Japan, Mexico, etc.!
* Note: If the photos picked up at the store are off by up to 2-3 mm, please note that it would not create any issues in most cases. Passport/Visa offices normally look more for the head size in the photos and other requirements than the overall photo size. The photos we send to stores have all photos perfectly identical but rarely every we find a printer (even in the best photos labs) that is calibrated with perfect accuracy.

Do you deliver photos outside USA?

  • For people serving overseas who can provide APO address, we gladly ship photos to their overseas address.
  • For others, we have an innovative solution. You do not need to pay anything extra and you can get photos as quickly as within a day.
    We normally do not mail photos outside US for 3 reasons: (i) the postal delay which is from 5 to 15 days, (ii) the chances of mail getting lost in transit, and (iii) it does cost more to ship outside USA. So we have a fabulous system.
    For most of the international customers, we offer passport photos in the email. We put 6 (sometimes even 8) passport/visa photos on one 4x6 print format which is then emailed it to the customer. She can download it to her computer and print it at home or can put on a CD or a memory card and take it to a local photo lab to get it printed. The photo-sheet we email is formatted to be an exact 4x6 print (you can even request us to give photos on a different format and we will gladly do it for you). You just need to get it printed, as it is, and will cost around 10-20 US cents. Once you have a print, cut the photos along the lines with any household scissors and you will have 6 to 8 passport photos in exact size you need!
    Believe us- this is a very simple process and this way you can get photos within a day or two, at no extra cost.
    (Hint: As you now have the 4x6 print format, if you need more photos in near future, just print the 4x6 print again!! This is like having unlimited passport/visa photos for free!!!)

If my uploaded photo can not be converted into passport photos, what happens to my payment?

No Worries. If we find that the photo uploaded with your order can not be converted into valid passport or visa photos, we will e-mail you and ask you to e-mail us or upload again new digital photo(s). We will repeat this until we have a digital photo from you which can be converted into valid passport photos.

In worst case, if you are not able to provide us good digital photo(s), we will refund your payment.

Can I get my digital camera photos pre-approved before I place my order?

Sure. We understand that many people may like to make sure that their digital picture(s) can be converted into valid passport photos before they use their credit card and place an order. Please click here to send us your digital photo(s) for pre-approval before placing your order.

Or email your pictures to (Please remember to attach your pictures to the email as a File attachment instead of as a Photo attachment because some email services like Hotmail.com automatically reduces resolution of pictures attached as photos) and include your first name, last name, purpose of the photo (for US passport, Indian Passport photos, etc.). Then we will look at your photos and email you back to let you know if we can convert them into great passport pictures so you can go ahead and place your order with us without any worries. (Tip: To save your time, you can also request us in your same email to email you back a PayPal invoice so you do not need to come back to our website to complete your order.)

Can I submit some old photo for making passport photos?

Yes, you can provided your photo is usable. However we recommend you to take new photo for two reasons. Most photos taken on vacation or in parties do not have the plain light colored background or straight head and shoulders that are required in passport photos.
Secondly, most countries need a recent photo.
United States requires passport photo must be taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance.
Canada mentions that the photo must reflect your current appearance (taken within the last 12 months).
United Kingdom "Your photos must be taken within the last month".
Australia Photographs must be no more than six months old.
New Zealand Your photos must not be more than 6 months old.
India Minor applicants below the age of 4 years need to carry a passport size photograph for the processing of application at the PSK/PO. For applicants above the age of 4 years, photographs will be captured at the PSK/PO itself.

What are the official guideline for Passport Photos for US Passport applications? (Same guidelines apply for US Naturalization/Citizenship photos and VISA photos.)

  • Two Passport Photos (Don't worry. OnlinePassportPhoto.com will take care of this)
  • Your photographs must be: 2x2 inches in size (Don't worry. OnlinePassportPhoto.com will take care of this)
  • Identical (Don't worry. OnlinePassportPhoto.com will take care of this)
  • Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance
  • Color
  • Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head (Don't worry. OnlinePassportPhoto.com will take care of this)
  • Taken in normal street attire Uniforms should not be worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily.
  • Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline. If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar articles, they should be worn for your picture.
  • Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required.


Good Passport Pictures

Can I order passport photos in size like 1 x 1 inch, 2 x3 inch, 3 x3 inch etc?

* Sure. You can order photos in almost any size with us. We can create 1 x1 inch ( 1 inch x inch) photos, or 2 x 3 inch (2 inch x 3 inch photo) as requested by Medical Board of California for physicial registration on form 07A-100. We can also help you get photos in any size like 25 x35mm for India Pan card, or 33 x 48mm for China passport.

If the size is not displayed while placing your order, you can select the size as Other and mention the size as Special Instruction on PayPal payment submission. Or you can add the size in the field Country name. Or, after placing your order, forward the payment confirmation to our passportphotos at hotmail.com account or use the Contact Us form and tell us the size. Whichever way you inform us, we will get the information about the photo size and we will provide you accurate photos.

How can I take better pictures/photos at home for Passports, citizenship applications or for VISAs?

* Find a place that has a white wall to use as background or use white bed sheet as a background. Stand about 3 feet away from the background.
* Try taking the photos at a time when there is good indirect natural light.
* Keep camera around 6 feet away from the subject (person whose photo is being taken) and at subject's eye-level.
* Leave plenty of space about the head and try to include half of the body (from head up to waist)
* Force the camera to apply flash. When you are around 6 feet away, the camera's flash would be more effective.
* Keep around 2 to 3 feet distance between subject and the background wall to avoid shadows.

* Keep your mouth closed and eyes open (Good tip for a successful marriage too LOL)

* Take photo in at least 2 MP mode (4 MP recommended).


How can I take PROFESSIONAL QUALITY pictures at home for Passports?

  • Position light sources on both sides of subject to avoid shadows on face. (Desirable but no need to worry about it. Use can use a while wall. Stand 4 feet away from it and fire Flash (Flash Fill in) to take a nice picture)
  • Use a light source to illuminate background behind subject to avoid shadows in background.


  • Camera/ Subject Position Place camera approximately 4 ft (120 cm) from the subject.
  • Have camera at subject's eye level. Position subject facing the camera.

What kind of Digital Camera do I need?

Even 1 mega-pixel does the job when it comes to passport pictures of US Passport:

Digital cameras are principally characterized by their image resolution or mega-pixel capacities; from low-resolution (less than 1 mega-pixel) to high-resolution (greater than 1 mega-pixel) to advanced high-resolution (4 mega-pixels or more). The camera's resolution is the most critical feature in producing high-quality photographs. For U.S. passport and visa photographs, a digital camera with a resolution of 1 mega-pixel will be more than adequate for capturing the image and producing the final photo that conforms to the dimensions specified on this web site. These cameras generally have automatic features for controlling many of the photographic qualities emphasized on the preceding web pages. Care should be taken not to rely totally on these controls since each subject facial characteristics, clothing, facial movement, etc. can vary and may not be accommodated for by the automatic settings.

Do I have to open PayPal account to use your service?

Not required for PayPal. With PayPal, you can pay directly by clicking on the PayPal payment account page link shown in the image below:
(This is just an image of what you will see after you click on the Pay Now button above. The link below is NOT an actual link. You will need to click on the button above first to see the actual page similar to image shown below.)

How do I pay for multiple photo/people in one checkout?

For PayPal, once you click on the PayNow button, it will take you to the checkout page where enter right quantity as shown below and click on the Update Totals button:

 

I don't use credit cards online. Is there a different payment format available?

Don't like to use credit cards online? Here is a simple process for you too. Send us an e-mail to following e-mail address, attaching your full resolution picture(s) and full shipping address. We will reply back with where to mail a Money Order/Banker's check. Here is e-mail address:

What is your privacy policy? How long are our photos stored on your servers?

We do not sell your e-mail address or any personal information to any one else. Period. The photos uploaded by customers are also deleted after 14 days from our server. Regarding credit card information, we don't even have your credit card information. Your payments are securely processed by PayPal. They don't even share your credit card numbers with us. So rest assured.

We are church, school group and we need to order passport photos for our members. Is there a way OnlinePassportPhoto.com can help us?

Sure. It works even better to order with OnlinePassportphoto.com when there is need to have passport photos for a group of 10 or more people. E-mail us your needs and we will get back with an offer to not only save money but also to make your life easier so you can spend your time and resources on the things your group is formed for. Here is e-mail address:

 

Where do I find US Passport application forms?

The best place to find Passport forms is travel.state.gov website. For you convenience, you can click here to go directly to download latest forms for applying or renewing a US passport

Where do I find US Passport information?

Click here for information about applying or renewing a passport in the US

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