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Passport Photos: Where to Get Them

No matter how camera-shy you are, if you want a US passport, you’ll need to smile and say cheese first. The passport photo is the number one reason for applications to be denied so it’s important you take the perfect passport photo. There are several different places you can go to get passport photos made, or you can do it yourself. 

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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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Passport Application Photos: A History

For most Americans, one of the first steps in the process of submitting a passport application is to stand in front of a white background and have the photo clerk at the nearest drugstore take your picture.

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