As seen in
Our leading expert with 5+ years of hands-on experience in biometric photography, Mateusz has assisted countless global customers in taking photos for their official documents—this has earned him the rank of sensei in photo requirements.
Costco Passport Photos
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Even the online photo center Costco used to provide for its members has shuttered its online storefront and been replaced by Shutterfly—a third-party photo service.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 two 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:
- Use Passport Photo Online to snap your passport photos and superimpose them onto a 4x6” passport photo template (saved as a JPEG file).
- Upload the digital template to Shutterfly’s website (requires creating an account).
- 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 $49.00.
Note: If you’re not a Costco member, you can use a 1-hour pickup service. Order your 4x6 prints on glossy or matte paper and pick them up within one hour from your nearest CVS or Walgreens location.
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 $17.00 (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.
With free delivery and a 3-day turnaround time, Passport Photo Online allows you to get Costco-quality passport photos faster.
Experience Passport Photo Online’s ease-of-use and acceptance guarantee. Get the best photo for your travel document using our desktop software or your smartphone—download our Passport Photo Booth App for iOS or Passport Photo Maker App for Android, or simply snap a photo with your phone or camera and upload it by using the button at the top of this page!
How does our photo tool work?
Take or upload photo
Take a photo or upload one from your mobile gallery. Follow our guidelines to meet all the requirements.
Get your photo verified
Let AI fine-tune your photo. Order your picture, and have it verified by an expert to ensure 100% compliance.
Enjoy your photo
Download your digital photo instantly, or have your printouts delivered to your doorstep for free!
Are You Satisfied With Our Service?
Let us know how we’re doing.
Customer feedback is always welcome.
Rate Your Reading Experience:
Number of votes: 627