Passport photos are the number one reason a passport application is rejected or delayed. Non-compliant passport photos are a big issue for applicants and the U.S. Department of State Passport Agencies.
We highly recommend using the Passport Photo Creator mobile app. Download this app for free on your iOS or Android device. This easy-to-use app lets you take your own photo and will verify if your photo is compliant with the passport photo requirements set by the U.S. Department of State Passport Agency. Once you are satisfied with your passport photo, you can print to any of the 8000 Walgreens locations near you in less than one hour. You will only pay for the photo when you pick it up at your local Walgreens ($14.99). An unacceptable passport photo is the #1 reason passports are rejected or delayed. The Passport Photo Creator will help eliminate passport photo rejections.
Passport Photo Requirements are not flexible. Stay up to date with the latest passport photo requirements. Please note that glasses are no longer allowed in passport photos. See below for examples passport photos.
If you are concerned about your photos, please visit a passport agency, Walgreens, or local photo shop that specializes in passport photos. You may reference the U.S. Department of State’s Passport Photo FAQ Page for additional information.