Get Your Digital Passport Photo Done Right [In 3 Mins]

Prepare your digital passport pictures in line with the official guidelines. Conveniently at home.

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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!


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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.

Digital passport photos—specifications

Get Your Digital Passport Photo Done Right [In 3 Mins]
Width: 600 px
Height: 600 px
1 dpi
Is it suitable for online submission?
Image definition parameters
Head height: 70 %
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 5 %
Is it printable?
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Digital Passport Photo - All You Need to Know

With the pilot government program testing online passport renewal, the interest in digital passport images has spiked.

While this process is still not accessible to everyone, you might want to know how to create a digital passport photo and what its requirements are.

Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about US digital passport photos. 

Understanding digital passport photo requirements

You’ll need your digital passport picture not only for online passport forms (once they get launched) but you can also use it for your US visa application. Plus, you’ll have it ready anytime you want to use your 2x2 photo electronically.

Read on to discover the regulations for digital passport photos as per the US Department of State’s recommendations.

Need your digital biometric photograph right now? Download our Passport Photo Booth App for iOS or Passport Photo Maker App for Android, snap a perfect picture, and receive it instantly at your email address! Also available as a printable 4x6-inch template.

Digital Passport Photo Requirements Explained




600x600—1200x1200 pixels


In color (sRGB color space)

File size

Between 54kB and 10MB

File format



Last 6 months


Plain white or off-white


300 DPI

Digital Alterations

No digital alterations allowed

Note: The requirements for finer details, such as passport photo dress code, acceptable facial expression, or head position, are exactly the same as for printed US passport photos.

Important: No filters or alterations are allowed on digital passport photos. Avoid adjusting light exposure, saturation, or any other feature in photo editing software.

Where to take a digital passport photo

You can get your US passport photos in various locations throughout the country—from pharmacies to post offices, shipping centers, and retail stores.

However, very few of them offer a digital copy along with the prints. If you request a digital picture, you’ll also have to pay extra for it.

Another solution?

Prepare your digital passport photo conveniently at home!

Now, we know that the internet offers a lot of online passport photo services that promise to edit and adjust your picture to the official requirements. To simplify the task, we’ve compiled information about the five most popular passport photo applications.




Essential features

Large country database

Compliance guarantee & refund

Printing service


Passport Photo Online



Passport Photo & ID Maker



ID Photo For Passports And IDs



iVisa Passport Photo



Passport Photo-ID Photo



Find more photo editors here in our top ten 2x2 photo applications review.

How to make a digital passport photo at home

With the application of your choice, it’s time to create your digital passport photo.

  1. Take a photo with your smartphone or upload it into the application.
  2. Resize your picture if needed and change the background to white.
  3. Save the image in the JPEG file format.

If you want to use your digital photo for a passport or any other official documents, you must ensure it meets all the official passport photo requirements described above (including finer details).

Don’t waste your time using applications that don’t guarantee compliance! Try Passport Photo Online and create your perfect digital passport photo in seconds! Available as Passport Photo Booth App for iOS or Passport Photo Maker App for Android.

Last update: 9/24/23

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Can I take a digital passport photo myself?

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Yes, you can! All you need is a smartphone or a digital camera. You can also use a dedicated passport photo tool (like the ones we mentioned in the table) to help you meet all the requirements for the US digital passport photo.

Can I take a digital passport photo with my computer?

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You need a digital camera or a phone with a good-quality camera. Then, you can upload your photo to your computer and save it in JPEG format.

Do passport photo booths give digital photos?

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It’s difficult to find a photo booth now in the US. Some photography studios can definitely provide you with a digital passport photo. However, the easiest way to do it is to prepare one comfortably from home.