Passport photos for a Baby, Infant
or a Toddler
You can find detailed tips
about how to take good photos at home that can be safely converted into
valid Visa or Passport photos on
this page. However it is very difficult when you need passport or
visa photos for a baby or an infant. We can help you. You take a photo
of your baby, provide us your photo and will provide you 6 nice looking
photos for $7.
Where can I get "Passport
Photos for a baby or an infant"?
When applying for a passport
or visa, you need passport photos and getting them for a baby or an
infant is usually a challenge for most parents. Most infants are not
able to hold their head until they are old enough. Also they have their
on schedule for napping and they can fall sleep at unexpected time.
can come to your rescue here. Take few pictures of your baby right in
your home, select one or two photos that have eyes looking into camera
lens (and have beautiful smile on the face). Email us those photos or
and upload them on our website. We will let you know if we can use them
to make nice, beautiful and valid passport/visa photos. Then, make payment
and complete your order.
We will deliver beautiful passport pictures for your baby to your home
via US First Class mail. If you need passport photos urgently, no worries.
After you upload your photo and make a payment on our website, give
us address of your local Walgreens (or CVS, Target or WalMart) store
and we will make passport photos ready for pick up usually within one
business day. (Important Note: While picking up photos at your Walgreens
or CVs store, there is no need to bring your baby nor does you baby
need to be awake. Isn't this a blessing?)
See below for some additional
tips just for photographing babies for passport or visa photos. (First
two tips were found official Passport photo website of US Government:
Tips for taking photos of your baby
or toddler for Passport Photos
When taking a photo of your
baby or toddler, no other person should be in the photo, and your child
should be looking at the camera with his or her eyes open.
Tip 1: Lay your baby on his
or her back on a plain white or off-white sheet. This will ensure your
baby's head is supported and provide a plain background for the photo.
Make certain there are no shadows on your baby's face, especially if
you take a picture from above with the baby lying down.
Tip 2: Cover a car seat with
a plain white or off-white sheet and take a picture of your child in
the car seat. This will also ensure your baby’s head is supported.
Tip 3: Hold your child as
shown below if the child is old enough to keep her head up. Online Passport
Photos will crop the photo to make sure the adult is removed in final
photos. Please make sure you hold your child as far as possible (without
risking the child to fall) and we will try to help you out with rest
of the process.
Flexibility in Passport photos for
In our experience, most countries
are liberal when it comes to passport photos for an infant or a baby.
Consulates of India in USA official puts the following relaxation when
it comes to passport/visa photos for children.
"Babies under one year
do not have to have their eyes open. As regards the photograph of the
children under ten years of age, requirements can be somewhat relaxed
in respect of height of the face, and the position of the eyes in the
photographs; and in case of babies and infants also, the position of
the face, the facial expression, the eyes and the line of sight can
have some relaxation. However, a frontal photograph with clarity is
required for children. It should show the child alone (no chair backs,
toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral
expression and the mouth closed."
Passport for babies
Does a baby need
Every U.S. citizen — including infants — needs a valid passport to enter
and leave most foreign countries. The passport in the USA is issued
by US Department of State and for babies, it must be applied in person.
(FYI: Passports can only be renewed by Mail. As for babies, this is
their first passport so needs to be applied in person.)
Do I need to take
my baby when applying for a US Passport?
will need to take your baby when you are applying for a passport for
Where do I get
Passport Application form for babies?
form for Passport is available at most of the Post Offices. You can
also download the application form. You can fill up the form but make
sure you don't sign it beforehand. The form needs to be signed in presence
of Passport officer.
What evidence do I need to bring while applying a passport for an infant/baby?
your child's government-issued certified US birth certificate with you.
* You and any other parent or guardian who appears must also have valid
photo identification, such as a driver's license or current US or foreign
* You'll also need two regulation passport photos of your baby.