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Example of photo for US Passport 2x2 inch (51х51 mm) with exact size specification


CountryUnited States
Document TypePassport
Passport picture sizeWidth: 2in, Height: 2in
Resolution (dpi)300
Required Size in KilobytesFrom: 0 to: 240
Image definition parametersHead height (up to the top of the hair): 1.29in; Distance from the bottom of the photo to the eye line: 1.18in
Background color       
Suitable for online submission?Yes
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CommentsNote: (*) Glasses are not allowed. (*) Do not use the Photo Tool on the US Department of State website, just directly upload the photo you got from us along with your application. The Photo Tool is incorrect.

Do not use Photo Tool on the US Department of State website, it is not correct for US passport photo validation

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US passport photo requirements and US visa photo requirements are similar:

How many photos do you need for US passport application?

One photo

Your photo should conform to the following requirements:

  • Your passport photo should be colored and printed on a quality photo paper.

  • US passport picture size should be 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm).

  • Full-face view. Your head should be seen from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin.

  • Expression of your face should be neutral. Natural smile is allowed.

  • Both eyes should be open.

  • Look straight at the camera.

  • Your eyes are located between 1 1/8 inches to 1 3/8 inches (28 mm – 35 mm) from the bottom of the photo.

  • Your head must be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (25mm - 35 mm) from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin.

  • The photo should reflect your present-day appearance. It should be made within the last 6 months.

  • The background should be plain white or off-white.


Taken in your every-day clothing:


  • You should not wear uniforms except for religious cases.

  • Do not wear a hat except for religious cases.

  • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.

  • Do not wear glasses. If you normally wear glasses, be sure that there is no reflection on them.

  • Do not wear glasses with dark frames and tinted lenses.

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