How to Get a Good Passport Photo

Many people don’t realize that you can get good passport photos online. The option to get a good passport photo with can be a lot less hassle and gives you more control over how your photo is taken. To ensure you fully benefit from a faster approval process, follow these guidelines:


Preparing to take passport pictures online just requires a little bit of thought on your part. You first want to get a good night’s sleep so you look your best! If your hair is a color that you don’t plan to keep, consider restoring your natural hair color for the online passport picture. Wear clothing that you would wear on a normal daily basis and style your hair and makeup as you normally would.

Choose a Neutral Background

The passport photo must be taken in front of a neutral or very light colored background. If you have a large light-colored wall in your home, that’s a great place to get a good passport photo. If there is artwork on the wall, carefully remove it so there’s nothing in the way.

Choose Your Clothing

When you have your background planned, choose clothing that will stand out from the background. For instance, if you have a beige background avoid wearing beige clothing.

Experiment with Lighting

Lighting is key to get a good passport photo. Too much shadow on the face will be a problem. Set up lamps or other lighting so that the light is evenly hitting your face from both sides.

If you are not an experienced photographer, take a few photos to be sure that you’ve gotten a good one. Choose the one that best fits the requirements and that you like the most, and upload it. Our service will analyze the photo that you’ve selected and ensure that it meets the requirements of the passport service of the country you’re in. If for some reason the photo that you’ve uploaded is not up to the passport standards, we’ll email you to request a new one.

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