Going to that exotic tropical paradise? Don’t forget to get a Passport

Before applying for a passport, you will need to get the required passport photos.  The US government is very specific about requirements for a passport photo:

  • In color
  • Printed on photo quality paper
  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
  • Sized such that the head is between 1 and 1⅜  inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. View the Photo Composition Template for more size requirement details.
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis

And there are even more requirements shown on  the government website.

We take US and foreign passport photos every day at Keeble & Shuchat.  We have a friendly staff and there is a passport photo room set up to process your photos in about 15 minutes for $15. The pictures will meet all government requirements, and no appointment is necessary. Questions? Call at 650-327-8996 or email us info@kspphoto.com.