Photo Specifications

Photos MUST conform to these precise guidelines. ​

Composition Checklist

  • In color
  • Taken within the past 6 months to reflect current appearance, and not used for any other USCIS application.
  • Shows full face, a frontal view with neurtral facial expression, eyes open - no glasses, hats or head covering that obscures hair or hairline (exception: coverings worn for a religious purpose).
  • 2x2 inches, where the head is centered and measures between 1 inch to 1-3/8 inches (25 mm to 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. See image below.
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background with no distracting shadows on the face or background



Well-composed Photos​

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 Passport/Immigration Photo Locations

  • CVS, 65 Central Street, Wellesley,  781-237-2520  
  • Newtonville Camera &Video, 249 Walnut Street, Newton, 617-965-1240
  • Paradise Photo & Video, 203 Union Street, South Natick, 508-655-9288