Passport Photo Guidelines

Two Pictures Required

Two passport pictures are necessary and must be taken in accordance with federal guidelines as follows:

  • Photos must be identical
  • Photographed in color
  • 2x2 inches in size
  • Taken within the past six months, showing current appearance
  • Full-face, front view with a plain white or off-white background
  • Between one inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
  • Taken in normal street attire:
    • Uniforms should not be work in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily
    • Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline
    • Glasses may only be worn in pictures in rare circumstances of medical necessity (e.g., when a customer has had a recent surgery and eyeglasses are necessary to protect the applicant's eyes during urgent travel). Customers should obtain a signed statement from a medical professional (such as a Surgeon or Ophthalmologist) in these cases.

Contact Us

To contact the City Passport Office, please call 909-350-7635 or email Passport Services.