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How to Get a Passport Photo During COVID-19 Closures

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You can still apply for your passport during the COVID-19 situation. But how do you get your passport photo? We have great options to safely get your passport photo during the COVID-19 closures and stay-at-home-orders. Applying for your passport or renewing your passport doesn’t have to be a difficult task during this time.

How to Get a Passport Photo During Closures & Stay-Home Orders

The passport photo is required for passport renewals, new passports, child passports, and replacing a lost or stolen passport.

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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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Can You Smile For A Passport Photo?

Did you know you can’t wear eyeglasses for a passport photo anymore? Did you know you shouldn’t smile in your passport photo? The passport photo is the number one reason passport applications are denied, rejected, or suspended.

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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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A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to Get My Passport Photo…

Getting a passport photo is one of those tasks that never seems to go as planned. It’s like school picture day all over again: Blemishes pop up unexpectedly in all the wrong places, carefully styled hair gets blown every which way by the wind on the way into the store, the fluorescent lighting wreaks havoc with your complexion, and the picture that will represent you to foreign immigration officials for the next 10 years ends up looking more like a mug shot.

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