Instant Passport Photo [Ready in Just 3s!]

Get your perfect biometric photo (compliance guaranteed)

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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.

Instant Passport Photo - Size & Requirements

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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 Instant Passport Photo - Requirements

Instant passport photo–no trip required

What if there was a way to get quality passport photos without visiting a national pharmacy chain or big-box retailer?

Better yet, what if these passport photos appeared instantly on your phone or in your inbox seconds after purchase…And all from the comfort of your home?

Let me be the first to tell you that the days of dragging yourself (or worse, your kids) across town to get passport photos done are a thing of the past. 

With Passport Photo Online, you get an instant passport photo in seconds! Keep reading to find out how.

An instant passport photo is just a few clicks away

Firstly, we don’t just do instant passport photos for over 100 countries but Green Card photos, visa photos, and ID photos as well. Biometric photos are our specialty, so we’ve refined our process to make it as convenient and intuitive as possible–you can get U.S. (or >100 other countries’) passport photos instantly without leaving home.

To get an instant, same-day, or 1-hour passport photo, simply:

  1. Download our application (available on Android or iOS) or visit Passport Photo Online with your preferred internet browser. 
  2. Launch the app and snap a biometric photo using your mobile phone or upload an existing picture (to use as the source picture for the passport photo).
  3. Instantly receive a government-compliant photo that is guaranteed to be accepted by the relevant authorities.

Once payment has been processed, instantly download your digital 2x2” U.S. passport photo–it’s now ready for submission to the U.S. Department of State’s online passport renewal service.

Alternatively, customers can opt to have photo prints delivered to any address in the U.S. (standard delivery charges and wait times apply)–ready for use in traditional in-person passport applications or renewals by mail.

Same-day passport photo? More like same minute

Need that passport photo same day? We can do one better by offering customers passport photos in minutes. How is that possible? It all has to do with our incredible AI and double-verification system. Every photo sold by Passport Photo Online gets:

  • Advanced background removal and replacement (so don't worry about your source picture’s background).
  • Rigorously checked by our AI to ensure compliance with all U.S. Department of State requirements (e.g., dimensions, head position, exposure, shadows, etc.).
  • Checked an additional time by our in-house photo experts to double-verify that U.S. passport agents will accept the photo. 

Due to this system, all of our photos come with the best acceptance guarantee in the business: 100% compliance or double your money back. If your passport photos get rejected, we’ll refund you twice your purchase cost. Simple as that. 

Also, with our digital photos available for download instantly, they’re ready to be printed in minutes– at home or using any commercial printing service. 

1-hour passport photo without the wait

If you need to get your passport photo taken quickly, you have several options available. One of them is to visit a 1-hour photo center, such as Walgreens passport photo, where you can get your passport photos ready in no time. Alternatively, you can also check out national pharmacy chains like CVS and Walgreens, or other retailers like The UPS Store, FedEx, Walmart, and Target that offer passport photo services.

All of these places require the customer to travel to the storefront, wait in line (for varying amounts of time), have the photos taken, deal with processing and payment, then there’s the trip back home. All of this adds up to much longer than an hour, doesn't it?

With Passport Photo Online’s highly-rated service (we have over 3,800 5-⭐ reviews on TrustPilot), it’s possible to skip the drive and wait in line–now you can get the whole family’s passport photos done from the comfort of your own home. 

With digital passport photos available for download instantly (for at-home printing or online passport renewals), and the option to get physical prints delivered to your door, Passport Photo Online is clearly a convenient alternative to waiting in line.

Instant Passport Photo Online

It doesn't matter whether you’re in the market for an instant, same-day, or 1-hour passport photo–with Passport Photo Online, all three options are covered. Simply download the app on Android or iOS or click on one of the documents listed below.

Last update: 6/8/23

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

How to get a 2x2 instant passport photo?

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Use Passport Photo Online to get an instant 2x2” passport photograph. With dedicated apps on Android and iOS and an intuitive interface, anyone can get passport photos instantly and easily.

Where to get an instant passport photo?

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A truly instant passport photo is only available online. Trust Passport Photo Online to deliver instant passport photos that are guaranteed to be accepted by passport agencies. 

Where to get same-day passport photos in Pittsburgh, PA?

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Many brand name retailers offer same-day passport photos, including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, and Target. Alternatively, get instant passport photos using Passport Photo Online’s convenient photo service.

Retailers such as The UPS Store and Walmart offer same-day passport service at stores nationwide. However, to skip the lines and get a passport photo even faster, trust Passport Photo Online for perfect photos every time.