#PicturePerfectPassport campaign to cut down on the over 200,000 unacceptable passport photos they received last year. We wanted to contribute and help inform people on how to create Picture Perfect Passport photos at home.
Top Passport Photo Mistakes:
- Glare on glasses – Glasses should be removed for a photo. Soon they will not be allowed in passport photos.
- Photo is too light or too dark – Photo must be clear to reflect true skin tone. Make sure the background is white and evenly lit.
- Old photo – Photo must have been taken within six months of submitting a passport application.
- Improper head size – Photo taken too close or too far away will be rejected.
- Low quality image or paper – Photo is blurry, grainy, pixelated, or printed on the wrong paper. Photos should be high resolution.
How Passport Photo App Helps
Using our Free Passport & Visa Photo tool or Professional Photoshop Templates, we help you get the correct head size for your specific application. We also check that the photo you submit is going to meet the minimum photo resolution guidelines, though we recommend that your photo is at least twice or three times the size so that you have room to resize without quality loss. When using our free tool, we also provide useful examples of positioning, as shown below, to help you make sure your photo will meet the strict guidelines. Our files are exported to standard sizes that any print shop can print in high resolution.
Passport Photo Positioning & Sizing Examples
If you follow the rules and requirements it’s not hard to take and edit your own passport photo. Thousands of people have used or app and templates successfully. We hope this campaign helps raise awareness this month, and we are glad to help make people’s passport process easier and cheaper!