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Welcome to – your go-to destination for all your passport photo needs! Wondering what to wear for your passport photo or if you can take your own passport photo with your iPhone? Look no further! We've got you covered with our easy-to-use online tool, offering a hassle-free way to create 2x2 passport photos that meet all the required standards.

Taking the perfect passport picture is now a breeze, and you can even see a passport picture example before finalizing your photo. Our platform allows you to experiment as much as you want, free of charge, ensuring your photo is just right. Say goodbye to expensive photographers and crowded photo booths – take control of your passport photo with Explore our site for tips and guidelines to help you nail that ideal passport photo in no time!

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Passport Photo: printed VS digital

At, we offer you the flexibility to choose between two convenient options for your passport photos: printed and digital formats.

Printed Passport Photos:

For those who prefer traditional printed photos, we've got you covered. We provide high-quality passport photos that are ready to be printed on standard 4 by 6 inches photo paper. Simply upload your photo, adjust it to meet the necessary requirements, and we'll generate a printable file that you can take to your nearest photo lab or pharmacy for printing. It's quick, easy, and ensures you have physical copies on hand when you need them. And if you prefer even more convenience, we offer optional delivery within the US, straight to your doorstep.

Digital Passport Photos:

If you're looking for a digital solution, we have that too. Our online tool allows you to create digital passport photos that you can use for online applications, email submissions, or any other digital requirements. Simply download the digital file and use it as needed. It's perfect for those who prefer a paperless approach or need passport photos for online processes.

Validation by the US Department of State:

Worried about the validity of your digital passport photos? Rest assured, our digital photos can be easily validated using the official tool provided by the US Department of State. This ensures that your digital photos meet all the stringent requirements set by the government, giving you peace of mind when submitting your application.

With, you have the freedom to choose the passport photo format that suits your needs best. Whether it's printed photos, digital files, or optional delivery, we've got the versatility you're looking for.

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Online Passport Photo App

  • Take a photo or upload it
  • AI validates your photo
  • Preview the final version
  • Receive a print-ready digital file
  • Have it sent to you by mail if needed

Passport Photo Requirements

Official passport photo requirements USA
Passport photo requirements (download)

When it comes to passport photos in the United States, it's essential to adhere to the official requirements set by the US Department of State. Here's a quick summary of these requirements:

  • Color photo: Your passport photo must be in full color, showing your natural skin tones.
  • Size: The photo should measure 2 inches by 2 inches (2x2 inches or 5.1x5.1 centimiters).
  • Head position: Your head should be centered within the frame, and it must measure between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (25-35mm) from the bottom of your chin to the top of your head.
  • Background: The background should be plain white or off-white, without any patterns or shadows.
  • Facial expression: Maintain a neutral expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open and looking directly at the camera. Mouth closed.
  • Eyeglasses: Not allowed, except for medical reasons.
  • Head coverings: Only wear head coverings for religious or medical reasons, and your full face must be visible from the bottom of your chin to the top of your forehead.
  • Uniforms: Avoid wearing uniforms, clothing that resembles uniforms, or camouflage attire.

Can You Create Passport Photos Online?

Can You Create Passport Photos Online?

Absolutely! Creating passport photos online has never been easier, thanks to Our user-friendly online tool allows you to create professional-quality passport photos from the comfort of your own home or anywhere with an internet connection. Whether you're preparing for a new passport, renewing an existing one, or need photos for other identification documents, we've got you covered.

With our intuitive platform, you can:

  • Take your own passport photo with your smartphone or camera.
  • Ensure your photo adheres to the strict US Department of State requirements.
  • Try out more shots for free until it's just right.
  • Choose between printed or digital formats to suit your needs.
  • Optionally, take advantage of our delivery service within the US for printed photos.
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Making Passport Photos Yourself: Tips

Creating your own passport photos is easier than you might think, and with a few helpful tips, you can ensure that your photos meet all the necessary requirements. Here are some valuable tips for capturing the perfect passport photo:

  • Lighting is Key: Find a well-lit area with even lighting to avoid shadows on your face. Natural light works best, so try taking your photo near a window during the daytime.
  • Facial Expression: Maintain a neutral expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open and looking directly at the camera. Avoid frowning or showing teeth.
  • No Eyeglasses (Except for Medical Reasons): While you can wear eyeglasses for your passport photo if it's for medical reasons, it's generally better to remove them to ensure your eyes are clearly visible without any glare on the lenses.
  • Baby Passport Photos: Taking a passport photo for a baby can be a bit challenging. Lay your baby on a plain white sheet, and make sure there are no shadows or objects in the background. Support your baby's head with your hand, ensuring your hand is not visible in the photo. It's essential to capture a clear image of your baby's face with both eyes open.
  • Multiple Shots: Take several shots to increase your chances of getting the perfect photo. This allows you to choose the one that meets all the requirements best.
  • Ask for Assistance: If possible, it's even better to ask someone to take your picture for you instead of relying on selfies. Selfies are generally not allowed as passport photos, and having someone else take the photo can help ensure it meets the necessary specifications.
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Why Us?
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On average, wasted 2 hours on photo booths and photographer appointments.
Time-saving and practical

With our online app, you can create your own photos. Our advanced AI-supported algorithm crops your photo to the right size. Receive your photos by mail or print them yourself.

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Days lost, money to recover after a rejected photo.
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Things happen. Officials don't always follow their own rules. In such cases, our top-notch customer support is always ready to help you quickly resolve any issues.

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Data security is our top priority:

  • Photos are deleted within 48 hours.
  • SSL encryption everywhere.
  • No unnecessary tracking.
  • No accounts or passwords required.
  • No spam from us.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it allowed to process photos for official documents with an app like yours?
Yes. Most modern cameras as well as photographers do slightly edit your photos in almost all cases. What's important is to preserve biometric features of your face during this processing. And that's exactly what our app does.
How can I print digital photos at home
Make sure to use 10x15cm (or 4x6") good quality photographic paper. If your printer gives you an option, choose borderless printing. Always make sure final dimensions of each individual photo are correct after printing.
How does your service work?
Our service generates professional photos for various types of documents such as IDs, visas, driving licenses, and passports. To generate a photo, you need to upload a selfie from your computer or mobile device. The images are stored for only 48hours and are available only to you. After that, the images are automatically deleted.
For which types of documents can I generate photos?
You can generate photos for IDs, driving licenses, Schengen visas, and passports.
How do I generate a photo?
To generate a photo, you need to upload a selfie from your computer or mobile device. Our system checks, processes, and adjusts the incoming photos and selfies to the required format for a specific combination of country and document type. The resulting photo is compliant with official requirements.
How long does it take to generate a photo?
The photo generation process is very fast and usually takes only a few seconds.
Is my personal information safe?
Yes, your personal information is safe with us. We store uploaded images for only 48hours and they are available only to you. After that, the images are automatically deleted.
Can I use my mobile phone to generate a photo?
Yes, you can use your mobile phone to generate a photo. Simply upload a selfie from your mobile device and our system will process it accordingly.
What happens if my generated photo is not accepted by the authorities?
Our photos are compliant with official requirements. However, if your generated photo is not accepted by the authorities, please contact us and we will do our best to solve the problem.
Do you provide delivery?
Yes, it's possible to order print & delivery of the photo you make yourself with our tool.
Are baby and child passport photos supported
Yes! In fact, it's very easy to get a compliant baby passport-photo with us. No need to take your newborn to a photobooth or a photographer.
Should the photo be new or can I use an old photo?
Some countries require photos for various types of documents that are not older than 6 months. We print a timestamp on both digital and physical photographs so that authorities can always verify the age of the photo.