US Passport Photo Glossy or Matte, which is best?


US Passport Photo Glossy or Matte, which is best?

By support@click2visas.com
2 months ago

Introduction

Your photo is a significant element of your passport application. It is also at the discretion of the US passport office to approve your picture. You have to remove your face cover or mask when someone takes your passport photo so that your full face is visible, and the face cover and mask don’t block portions of your face. The guidelines for passport photographs in the United States have changed. If your photo has glasses in your unexpired US passport, don’t worry. Now you need not renew your passport. Though, the next time you renew your passport, you will need to take off your glasses to satisfy the latest photo standards of the State Department. When you are forced to wear eyeglasses for medical purposes, you will need to get and request a signed declaration from a doctor or health care provider with your US passport application. Your photo is a significant element of your passport application. It is also at the discretion of the US passport office to approve your picture. Your photo is a significant element of your passport application. It is also at the discretion of the US passport office to approve your picture. You have to remove your face cover or mask when someone takes your passport photo so that your full face is visible, and the face cover and mask don’t block portions of your face. The guidelines for passport photographs in the United States have changed. If your photo has glasses in your unexpired US passport, don’t worry. Now you need not renew your passport. Though, the next time you renew your passport, you will need to take off your glasses to satisfy the latest photo standards of the State Department. When you are forced to wear eyeglasses for medical purposes, you will need to get and request a signed declaration from a doctor or health care provider with your US passport application.

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Do my pictures need to be in color?

Indeed, the pictures have to be in color. Neither black nor white images are allowed.

What size my photos should be?

The photograph must be precisely inches of 2 x 2 (51 x 51 mm).

Which kind of paper will my pictures be printed on?                                            

The photo must be printed on paper that is of high quality, the paper of passport photo glossy or matte quality type.

How recent will my pictures have to be?

Within six months of submitting your application, your images must have been taken and reflect your present appearance.

Which pose do I have in for my photograph?

Your photograph must be a clear shot of your entire face focused horizontally in the frame. This does not consider profile shots or images which are not in focus. You will take your picture against a plain white or off-white backdrop. Keep both eyes open and squarely facing the camera, the face will be neutral. This won’t recognize images of odd gestures and squinting.

How high my head should be in the picture?

Your head will be between 1 inch and 1-3/8 inches from the bottom of your chin to the top of your hair (between 25 and 35 mm). If you submit a digital image, then your head from the top of your head, including your hair, between 50 percent and 69 percent of the total height of the picture to the bottom of your chin.

Can I wear eyeglasses for a photograph?

Eyeglasses are no longer permitted in new visa photos as of 1 November 2016, except in rare circumstances where eyeglasses cannot be removed for medical reasons; for example, the applicant has recently had eye surgery, and the eyeglasses are needed to protect the applicant’s eyes. For such cases, a medical declaration signed by a physician/health professional must be issued. When he accepts the eyeglasses for medical reasons:

  1. The eyeglass frames are not to cover the eye(s).
  2. The eyeglasses must not have the glare that obscures the eye(s).
  3. The eyeglasses must not have shadows or refractions that obscure the eye(s).

May I wear tinted glasses or sunglasses on my photo?

Unfortunately, you cannot take your picture with shades or tinted glasses. When you apply for a US passport, and you choose to wear your prescription glasses for medical purposes that have dark-colored tinted lenses, they could be worn colored your picture. You may need to have a medical certificate to verify prescription eyewear. You can not wear any glasses with dark or tinted lenses for your photo if you are applying for a US visa.

May I wear a hat for the picture?

No. You must remove hats or headcovers that hide your hair or hairline unless you are wearing for religious reasons. Your whole face must be clear, and no shadows should be cast on your face by the headcover.

May I wear a uniform in the picture?

Uniforms, uniform-looking clothing, and camouflage apparel should not be worn on photos except in the case of everyday wearing religious attire. Then you should wear regular clothes that you wear on a daily basis.

Will a parent or guardian turn up on a child’s picture?

No, the single person in the photo must be the child. None used to help the child should be inside the camera frame, including a parent holding the child’s arms or hands.

Is it appropriate to close my child’s eyes on his / her photo?

No. Always keep your child’s eyes open and face the camera straight ahead.

What’s the best and easy way to get a photo of a child?

Place your baby on a simple white or off-white sheet on its back. This will ensure support for your baby’s head and give the photo a plain background. Make sure your baby doesn’t have shadows on its face, particularly if you take a picture of the baby lying down from above. You may also use a simple white or off-white sheet to cover a car seat and take a picture of a child in the car seat. It will also provide protection for your baby’s eyes.

May I delete my photo’s red-eye?

Using the choice Red-eye reduction on your digital camera when taking a picture is appropriate. You can’t, however, use any photo editing tool to digitally remove the red-eye from your photograph. Typically speaking, you are not allowed to update or modify the photo digitally in order to adjust your appearance in any way.

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Are images copied from recently issued driver licenses or other official documents acceptable?

We do not accept copied or digitally scanned images of official documents. Furthermore, images do not need to be digitally enhanced or changed to alter your look in any way.

Are snapshots, magazine images, smartphone pictures, or vending machine photographs appropriate?

No. Snapshots, images of a magazine, low-resolution vending machine or pictures of a cell phone, or full-length photographs are not appropriate.

Will I take a new picture if I color my hair recently or grow a beard??

New photos are required only if your appearance has changed significantly from what’s on your photo. You don’t need to apply for a new passport or request a new photo for your visa application if you can still be recognized from the photo in your current passport or visa application. You can, however, have to apply for a new passport or request a new photo to apply for a visa if you have:

  1. Subject to major facial surgery or trauma
  2. Numerous/large facial piercings or tattoos have been added or removed.
  3. Dropped or gained a significant amount of weight
  4. Securing a fresh gender identity
  5. Your photo is approved at the discretion of the US passport service when you apply for a passport or US embassy or consulate.