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How to take your own biometric photo

Get the perfect biometric ID photo in 3 minutes or less.

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Take or upload a photo

First, snap a photo or upload one from your device. Our photo editing tool will help you frame the picture correctly.

AI prepares the photo

Get your photo fine-tuned by AI

Next, AI fine-tunes your photo by adapting the background to meet all requirements. It also crops and resizes the image.

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Let our experts verify the pictures

Finally, one of our experts carefully verifies the picture against official requirements. You get the feedback in under a minute.

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Enjoy your new photos

Your 100% compliant photos are ready for instant download. You can also order printouts and get them delivered to your door.

Tips for taking your own biometric photos

Follow these steps to get the best results

Distance from the camera while taking a passport photo

Mind the distance

Pose 4–6 feet (1–2 meters) from the camera. Use a timer to take your photo or have someone snap it for you.

passport photo posture: Straight ahead

Face the camera directly

Keep your head straight. Avoid tilting your body or looking away. Remember: portrait mode is not suitable for any ID photos.

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Ensure good lighting

Take your photos in daylight e.g., next to a bright window. Shadows on your face or in the background are not allowed.

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What should I wear for a passport photo?

Straight poses and neutral facial expressions are one thing. But what about the passport photo dress code? Does it even exist?

While the US Department of State’s clothing guidelines are quite relaxed, there are some aspects you must pay attention to when choosing clothes and accessories for your passport photo.

Here are some tips that will help you prepare perfect passport pictures:

  • Pick casual, everyday clothes. You should look as natural as possible in your passport photo. Also, avoid white clothes—you don’t want to blend with the background, after all!
  • You have complete freedom as to your hairstyle. Just be careful about your hair covering any part of your face or your hairstyle going beyond the picture’s frame. Everything, including your hair, must fit into the 2x2 photo.
  • Limit the accessories. Give up on anything that can cause reflections or shadows in your passport photo. Jewelry is acceptable—just make it simple.
  • Glasses and headgear, in general, are forbidden. The exceptions include medical or religious reasons for wearing them.

To sum up—

Ensure your passport photo reflects your natural, current appearance. If you hesitate about whether something is acceptable, you can always rely on our expert’s feedback!

Where to get a passport photo?

Would you rather visit a physical location? Here are the most popular places to get passport photos in the United States. For your comfort, we have summarized their offer, highlighting crucial aspects like prices and the number of photos you receive.

Note: Instead of paying several dollars for 2 US passport photos, you can get them for just a few cents! Read on to discover how!

CVS/Walgreens pharmacy

CVS’s and Walgreens’ offers are exactly the same due to joint ownership.

Both CVS and Walgreens have many locations across the US. But it takes time to get there, though.

The price for 2 passport photos at CVS/Walgreens is $16.99. You only get them printed—there are no digital images available.

Walmart retail store

Walmart passport photos are a popular choice due to their price—for a set of 2 pictures, you pay $7.44. Same as with the pharmacies, no digital pictures are available.

The UPS store

At UPS, you can take your passport photos and send your passport application. However, you must first get in touch with them and schedule an appointment.

Two printed copies of your passport picture cost $11.99. Again, you won’t receive images in digital format.

Where to get passport photos in the US (price for 2 copies)

CVS/Walgreens pharmacy


Walmart retail store


The UPS store


How to get your passport photos for as little as 12¢ anywhere

All you need to do is create a free printable template with our online tool. Then, go to a location of your choice and print your passport pictures on 4x6 paper. As simple as that.

A fee for printing a 4x6 template—you get 2 high-quality passport photos

CVS/Walgreens pharmacy


Walmart retail store


The UPS store


Once you get your printouts, use scissors to cut the photos out.

Why take biometric photos with your phone?

You’ll get your photo done conveniently. In no time!

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Save money

We offer expert feedback, door delivery, and high-quality printed or electronic photos—all reasonably priced, and from the comfort of your own home.

Save time

Get your photos fast with our online tool. No need to drive or wait in line. Our editor automatically adjusts your photo to meet compliance standards, saving you time and effort.

Meet all requirements

Our expert verification stages ensure we deliver photos that meet government regulations. We guarantee a 200% refund if your photo is rejected.

Look your best

Your biometric photograph will stay around for up to 10 years. Take as many shots as you need until you’re happy with what you see!

Save your little ones from stress

Spare your little ones some stress. Stay home rather than drive to a photography studio—use our unlimited free retakes to find a perfect shot!

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