Get Costco Passport Photo Results at Home

There’s no need to mourn the loss of Costco passport photos—now you can get the same quality online.

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How does it work?

Get the perfect biometric photo in 3 minutes or less.

Check out just how simple it is!

Snap or upload a photo

Snap or upload a photo

That's the only thing you need to do. Snap or upload a photo - we'll take care of the rest.

AI prepares the photo

AI prepares the photo

Artificial Intelligence will check your photo, crop it to the right size and remove the background.

Expert verification

Expert verification

Our Photo Expert will make additional verification to check if your photo meets the official requirements.

Digital or print photos

Digital or print photos

You can download a digital version and order a printout which we will send within 2-4 days. Delivery is free!


Take a biometric photo conveniently without leaving home

You save time and money


Don't waste time, effort or money. You can take your passport photo without leaving home.

Professional service

Over 1 million people have used our services within the past 11 years. Our Photo Experts are available 24/7.

Money-back guarantee

We guarantee the authorities will accept your photo(s) or we will refund double your purchase cost!

Satisfaction guarantee

Take as many photo shots as you want - you pay only when you are satisfied.

How to take a photo?

Taking a photo for your ID has never been so easy.

Follow these simple instruction to take the perfect ID photo.


Body-camera distance

The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.


Posture: Straight ahead

Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.



Stand facing the light source, for example an exposed window. The background will be cut out, don't worry about it.

Passport photos at Costco—all you need to know

Costco Passport Photo Substitute for 2023 & Beyond
Width: 2 in
Height: 2 in
301 dpi
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 1.29 in
Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 1.18 in
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Costco Passport Photo - All You Need to Know

Now that all in-store Costco photo centers have been closed for some time, customers looking for the retailer’s legendary passport photos (and low prices) have been forced to look elsewhere for document pictures— 

Even the online photo center Costco used to provide for its members has shuttered its online storefront and been replaced by Shutterfly—a third-party photo service.

However, a workaround does exist that allows Costco members to print 2 compliant US passport photos on a single 4x6” template.

Passport photos at Costco—service information

Even though Costco warehouses and Shutterfly’s digital storefront no longer provide passport photo services to Costco members, there is still a way to print passport photos with Costco’s professional quality online.

Here’s how to get it done:

  1. Use Passport Photo Online to snap your passport photos and superimpose them onto a 4x6” passport photo template (saved as a JPEG file).
  2. Upload the digital template to Shutterfly’s website (requires creating an account).
  3. Print the template as a regular 4x6” photo and have it delivered to the address of your choosing (in-store pick-up at Costco locations is no longer possible). 

Important! Since Costco has outsourced its photo center services, free delivery requires a minimum order of $49. 

Given the minimum order requirement for free delivery, you’re much better off getting passport pictures in-person from Walmart or at home with Passport Photo Online—just look at the comparison table below.

How much does it cost to take a passport photo at Costco?

Since Costco no longer provides passport photos in-house—digital or otherwise, using the retail giant’s third-party photo-printing service will require a source image passport photo that has been superimposed onto a 4x6” template.  

Passport Photo Online provides such a template for $16.95, however, you also need to factor in Shutterfly’s printing and delivery costs.

One 4x6 photo costs 20 cents to print with the service.

Next, choose a shipping option to get the total price: 

  • $2.49 for economy shipping (usually around 7–9 business days) 
  • $4.99 for standard shipping 
  • $11.99 for expedited shipping
  • $19.99 for rush shipping

Important! Delivery times for each shipping option are calculated during checkout.

Even with the cheapest shipping option, you’re still paying almost $17 (since you have to source a compliant digital passport photo), and the wait time for delivery is more than twice as long as Passport Photo Online.

Where to get a passport photo at Costco?

With Costco no longer offering passport photos in-store or online, the only place to get passport photos taken at Costco is via your phone, tablet, or laptop device—from home or anywhere in the world. 

Still, you might want to visit a warehouse for their famous $1.50 hot dog and soda combo, so type “Costco near me” into your preferred search engine or visit their store locator page to discover your nearest outlet.

Costco vs Walmart & Passport Photo Online

Costco passport photos have now transitioned to an online marketplace (serviced by, so the only genuine big-box passport photo provider is Walmart. 

Check out the table below to compare how Costco’s passport photo service stacks up against the competition:




Passport Photo Online

Appointment required




Working hours is accessible 24/7

avg. 7:00 am–8:30 pm


Availability by today



Digital only

Digital passport photo available




Home delivery




Acceptance guarantee



Yes + a money-back guarantee


Printing & shipping from $2.69–$20.19 + the cost of the digital photo


$16.95 (digital)

$19.95 (printed photos + delivery)

Last update: 9/24/23

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Does Costco take photos for passports?

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No, it does not. Costco no longer offers in-person passport photo service in any of its warehouses nor online through Shutterfly—its third-party photo service provider.

Did Costco get rid of its Photo Center?

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Yes, it did. The last in-store Costco Photo Center closed down back in 2021. Additionally, in January 2023, shut down its online storefront and outsourced its photo printing services to

Can I print passport photos at Costco?

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Neither Costco warehouses nor Shutterfly (Costco’s third-party online printing service provider) allow the printing of passport photos.

All Costco warehouses have discontinued in-store photo services—this includes passport photo service.

Passport photos are no longer offered at Costco warehouses. 

Shutterfly, Costco’s third-party online photo service provider, doesn’t list passport photos amongst its photo products.

Costco no longer provides photo printing services of any kind. 

Click here for a list of available photo sizes on Shutterfly (Costco’s third-party photo service provider).