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When Do You Need a New Passport Photo?

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Love it or hate it, you’re stuck with your passport photo for the next decade. But what happens if your appearance changes? Will you need a new passport photo?

In most cases, no, according to the State Department.  Rebecca Dodds, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, told CNN.com,

“As passports are valid for 10 years, the Department (of State) understands that applicants may undergo significant changes between the time the passport is initially issued and the time it is renewed.”

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Passport Photos: Where to Get Them

The passport photo is the number one reason for applications to be denied.  It’s important you take the perfect passport photo to avoid costly delays. Routine passport processing takes 6-8 weeks or longer.

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Passport Photo Tips & Common Mistakes to Avoid

Unlike other photos you have taken, your passport photo won’t be about finding your good side or taking the shot from the most flattering angle. Your passport will have to adhere to a very strict set of government regulations to make sure that it will be approved by the State Department.

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Your US Passport Photo: How Close to Reality is It?

A US passport issued to an adult is valid for ten years. A lot can happen in that period of time, especially where your personal appearance is concerned. Weight can be gained or lost, haircuts can change and if you’re surgically-inclined, you might even get a new nose or lips.

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