Passport Photo at Costco Store for $0.17

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Passport Photo at Costco Store for $0.17
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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 10 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.

Print U.S. Passport Photo at Costco at the cost of 17c

Get a Costco US Passport Photo Printed for 17¢.
Width: 2 in
Height: 2 in
301 dpi
Is it suitable for online submission?
Image definition parameters
Head height: 1.29 in
Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 1.18 in
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More about Costco Passport Photo - Requirements

Passport Photo at the Costco Photo Center 

Costco is closing all photo departments. Costco, or the Costco Wholesale Corporation, is the largest chain of warehouse stores in the United States and one of the largest retailers in the world.

Costco has shut down their in-person photo printing services, but still continues to offer these services online. Customers are still able to print photos at Costco, however four of its services are no longer available. Services that transferred home videos from VHS tapes to DVD or USB devices, ink refills, taking passport photos, and photo restoration have closed down.

These changes took effect on February 14th, 2021. All of the photo centers (roughly 800 stores) are closed now. 

Costco explained in an email to its members that digital advancements in photo technology prompted this decision: “Since the introduction of camera phones and social media, the need for printing photos has steeply declined, even though the number of pictures taken continues to grow. After careful consideration, we have determined the continued decline of prints no longer requires on-site photo printing”.

An alternative to getting your passport photos at Costco is using other photo centers, such as Walmart or Walgreens for your passport or other document photos. Yet another option is to try out our Passport Photo Online app, which is actually a super convenient and easy way to get your passport photos quickly without having to leave your home! Your only job is to upload a photo to our app and let us do the rest. Our photo app features a very precise Artificial Intelligence system that carefully scans each photo to make sure it meets the official requirements. The passport and visa photos then go through an additional check by our human expert to ensure that they’re of top notch quality and that they are compliant with the criteria for the document you’re applying for. If you want to save time and money and avoid waiting in lines for your passport photos, then Passport Photo Online is your best bet. 

Costco passport photo cost

Print a U.S. Passport Photo at a Costco store for only 17¢ - discover our technique to save up to 30% on passport on passport photo printing. It is very simple: just use a 4x6 inch photo template instead of a standard Costco passport photo template. The 4 x 6 inch template can fit more U.S. passport photos and can be printed for only 17¢.

You can use this lifehack for any type of document photo. Just ask for a standard 4x6 template print instead of a standard passport photo template. The 4x6 template will consist of 6 (six) passport photos 2x2 inches in size each.

Cheap passport photos at the Costco Photo Center

In order to get your 17¢ passport photos, you first need to generate a 4 x 6 inch passport photo template using the professional Passport Photo Online tool. You’ll then have to visit the Costco Photo Center website and upload your postcard template. After your print is ready, you can finally cut out the photo and attach it to your U.S. passport application. 

6 passport photos at Costco for the price of 2

The default dimension of a postcard template is 4x6 inches and it can fit 4 (four) U.S. passport photos of the 2x2 inch size. Passport Photo Online offers 6 (six) passport photos instead of 2 (two) and, in addition to that, you will save a lot of money (even up to 30%!) and time. 

Guidelines: taking Costco passport pictures

Use Passport Photo Online to prepare a professional U.S. passport photo and a template with 2 (two) passport photos. This way you’ll get 2 (two) passport photos on one printout. There are some requirements for the passport photo that you should consider - below we list the basic U.S. passport photo requirements:

  • Do not smile or frown - maintain a neutral facial expression.
  • Your face should be fully visible in the photo.
  • Use a white or off-white background.
  • Do not wear extravagant clothes or uniforms.
  • Religious clothing is allowed.
  • No headphones or glasses are allowed in the photo.
  • Jewelry must not hide your facial attributes.

Infant and baby passport photos at Costco

It’s not only adults who need passports while traveling. Newborn babies, infants, toddlers - everyone regardless of age must carry a passport to prove their identity when traveling abroad. However, the U.S. passport photo requirements for infants are the same as those for adults, however, there are two exceptions. In their passport photos, babies and infants:

  • can smile,
  • don’t have to look directly at the camera,
  • don’t need to have their eyes open.

You can easily get a U.S. baby passport photo printed from Costco by following these instructions: 

  • simply visit Passport Photo Online and select “U.S. baby passport photo”,
  • take a photo of your child and, within just a few moments, you will see a preview with the compliance check according to the official requirements,
  • you can now download the printable U.S. infant passport photo template,
  • once you have your photo template just visit the Costco Photo Center website and print it out as a 4x6 inch photo,
  • you can then cut out your baby’s passport photos, and attach them to the passport application.

Visa photos at Costco 

On the Costco Photo Center website you can order prints for your visa documents. Visit Passport Photo Online or download the mobile app, choose the visa document you want to apply for, take a picture, and get your printable visa photo template. Again, you will need to print the photo template as a 4x6 inch (10 x 15cm) photo and simply cut out the visa- size photos. 

Premium Passport Photo Online service

Simply upload a photo to the Passport Photo Online website or app, and the tool will convert the image into a professional passport photo that meets all the official requirements. Select one of the 3 options: 

  • Receive the digital photo and passport photo template.
  • Order a photo/template with the correct background and a guarantee of acceptance by any government office. The image is expertly reviewed and costs only $13.95.
  • All of the above, plus a printed copy will be sent to your address for only $16.95.

Last update: 11/24/22

About the document

Get 2 (two) passport photos for just $0.17! Upload a photo, download a 4 by 6 inch photo template, and order your passport photos on the Costco Photo Center website for just 17 cents.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

How can I get a passport photo at Costco?
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You can take a photo of yourself, size it to a 4x6 inch photo template using our app, and upload it on the Costco website or Costco app, and then have it printed as a4x6 inch postcard. If you don’t know how to crop the photo properly, take a look at our photo cropping tool.

Does Costco print passport photos for non-members?
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Yes. You don’t need a Costco membership to order your prints from the Costco Photo Center website.

Which Costco takes passport photos?
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Costco has officially closed down all of its photo centers, however you can still order photo prints on the Costco Photo Center website or using the Costco app.

Yes. You can upload photos from your iPhone or Android phone to the Costco app.

Yes - the Costco return policy allows its customers to return photos.

Yes, you can scan photos at Costco.

The prints you order on the Costco website are of good quality and have been considered ‘very good’ by customers.

Yes - beginning February 14th, 2021, Costco shut down some of its photo services, including passport photos.

Costco offers a wide range of prints on its website, including canvas prints, postcard prints, collage prints, poster prints, photo books, enlargements, and more. 

Costco no longer offers passport photo printing services, however there’s another, cheaper option to get your passport photo from Costco - you can upload a 4x6 inch photo template on the Costco Photo Center website and have it printed as a postcard size photo. This will give you 4 passport size photos and cost you only 17 cents.

Most of the Costco stores do passport photos. In case the one near you does not, you can use an online photo editing tool like ours and simply print the photo then.

The price for a 4x6 photo at Costco is 17 cents.

Yes, you can get it taken in a Costco Pharmacy for $5.34 or simply take a passport photo with our tool and print it out in the nearest Costco for just 17 cents.

You can go to Costco store and get a passport photo for $5.34 or you can save some money and get a digital passport photo with our photo generator and then print it out for just $0.17 at Costco!

Yes, you can order photos through Costco's website and pick them up within 1 hour.

You can easily print pictures that you have in a digital format. If you want to get 6 passport photos for just $0.17, make sure to get a photo template earlier (you can do it with our framing tool) and simply print it as a 4*6 photo.

Yes, Costco provides photo printing services online, however keep in mind that some Costco photo services have been discontinued.