Get a Passport Photo in Chicago [Best Location at Hand]

See where to get a professional passport photo in Chicago. Or use your phone to snap it at home—faster and cheaper.

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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.

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More about Passport Photos Chicago - Requirements

Where to get a US passport photo in Chicago?

Let us show you the easiest and quickest way to take a US passport photo in Chicago, IL! Scroll down to get the list of photo shops in Chicago and online passport photo tool, that enables you to get a passport photograph at any time and any place!

US passport photo requirements at the Chicago passport office

When applying for a US passport, certain criteria must be met. One of the main elements of the document is the passport picture. You must have an appropriate photo that meets the official requirements established by the American authorities. The most fundamental requirements are the dimensions of the picture, the position of the head, the facial expression, the color of the background, etc. In case these criteria are not met, both the photo and the whole passport petition can be refused.

Depending on the country, there exist particular regulations for the passport photograph. For instance, the European or British criteria are different from those of the American authorities. As a consequence of the way the pictures are digitised, the authorities are unable to accept photos that do not comply with these specifications.

US passport photo specifications

  • Applicant face has to be centered and facing forward
  • Photographs should be taken in color (NOT black&white)
  • Position subject and lighting so that there are no distracting shadows on the face or background
  • The clothing has to be casual, without a hat, head covering or sunglasses unless a signed doctor’s certificate verifying that the item be used for medical reasons is submitted.
  • All pictures must be taken within the last six months and have a size size of 2 inches x 2 inches, excluding any frames
  • The height of the head has to measure 1 inch to 1-3/8 inches (25mm to 35mm)
  • Eye height must be between 1-1/8 inches to 1-3/8 inches (28mm to 35 mm) from the bottom of the photo
  • The photo must show the full head of the applicant from top of hair to bottom of chin
  • Photograph background has to be white or off-white
  • In case you are taking a photo for your baby, you must know that it is valid even if the baby's eyes are not open at all. But, children must have their eyes fully open

How to print a passport photo in Chicago?

After uploading you picture, our passport photo verification tool will modify, edit and validate your photo for compliance with the requirements. If the photo is acceptable, you will have a moment to select a printing option. You can choose between downloading the picture, receiving it by email or having the prints sent to your address. If you choose the download option, you can go to any photo shop or kiosk with your digital photograph and print it out.

Where can I get a passport photo taken in Chicago?

There are many places where you can take a passport picture: photo booths, shipping stores, pharmacies, post offices or professional photography studios. Unfortunately, these places only provide you a limited choice and sometimes have expensive prices, so the best option is to have your photo taken yourself. You can take as many photographs as you desire and without spending a lot of money - use an online photo booth to save money and time!

Ask a friend to take you a photo or set up a tripod about 3 meters away from where you are. Please consider that selfies are not accepted. After picking the best shot, upload your photo to our passport photo service or app and... ready! The photo cropping tool will take care of everything.

when you capture a photograph you like, just download the passport photograph template and go to your nearest photo kiosk to get a print in the corresponding US passport photo size (51 by 51 mm / 2 by 2 inches). As for the passport photo template, it should be printed as a 4x6 inch photo, so that you'd have 4 passport style photographs that just need to be cut out!

US Passport Photo Online - Photo Booth App

Have you ever spent time looking for a photo booth nearby? Well, you could save yourself some time and take the picture using your phone! Our app ‘Passport Photo Online’ will crop your picture, erase the background, and check your photograph. It’s like having a photobooth in your hands but better!

These days everything is becoming digital, and at ‘passport photo online’ we are enthusiasts of modern technology and AI. We have developed a way of having all the features that a regular photobooth would have but with Artificial Intelligence. This assures that the photograph you take is ideal for a US passport. This app is unique because it makes sure everything is perfect so your photo will not be rejected, however, a regular photo booth just takes a couple of photographs, without considering whether your eyes were actually open or not. If you are looking for a cheaper, faster, and more comfortable solution switching to digital photo booths is the answer.

Taking a passport photo is not as hard as it might seem. You don’t need to be an expert or a photographer or go to a traditional photobooth. You only need to make sure that you fulfill all the requirements for the photo, like the background color, the dimensions of the picture, the facial expression… And use a digital photo booth that will adjust the photo to the requirements for the official US passport photo.

Passport photos near me Chicago

You don't really need to leave the house to get a passport photo in Chicago. This is the most swift, most effortless and most recommended way, because by using our mobile photo app or online passport photo service, you will be assured to have the correct picture that will meet all the criteria mentioned above. The photo will be ready in in a minute, and with the warranty of acceptance by US authorities.

It must be noted that applicants can take passport photographs online, but it is not possible to present passport applications online. You will need to complete your application manually. Thus, you can go to a Chicago passport acceptance center and ask for a copy to fill out, or you can just download the passport application form (DS-11) and fill it out by hand.

Photo Booth in Chicago

If you are searching for a photo booth to take your photographs you may find some around Chicago. But bear in mind that not all the conventional photo booths have instructions so you will need to know them before going to one, some of the requirements include posture, hair, clothes and complements…

Passport Photo Online will assist you by cropping, resizing, validating your photos, and even removing your background which also gives you the freedom to capture a photo anywhere you want, in a restaurant, on a terrace, while on a walk… It will apply the necessary changes to ensure that the lighting is appropriate and that it doesn’t obscure your face or that you don’t have complements that get in the way.

Passport photo at Walgreens Store

If you print your photo for the US passport at Walgreens, make sure you obtain a photo in passport format. Still, if you use our photo cropping tool you won’t have to worry about the dimensions or the framing of the photograph as our template will take care of everything. But bear in mind that other elements might produce the rejection of the photo, such as a wrong posture or facial expression. Scroll up to see the official requirements for a US passport photo.

You can check how much it costs and how to do it step by step at our Walgreens passport photo prints instructions.

Find the nearest Walgreens in Chicago, IL and attend it. You won’t need to ask for a 2x2 inch photo, you can just print the template for 35c at 4x6 inch size (like a postcard) and cut the photos out.

Walgreens Pharmacy photo shops in Chicago, IL:

  • 201 MADISON ST - CHICAGO, IL 60606
  • 250 S WACKER DR - CHICAGO, IL 60606
  • 151 N STATE ST - CHICAGO, IL 60601
  • 100 W RANDOLPH ST - CHICAGO, IL 60601
  • 410 N MICHIGAN AVE - CHICAGO, IL 60611
  • 111 S HALSTED ST - CHICAGO, IL 60661

Can I get my passport photos taken at CVS?

CVS pharmacies are another choice. In the multiple pharmacies that they have throughout the U.S. you are be able to take a photo and print two copies of it for $13.99. This photo will be taken according to the official U.S. criteria. Bear in mind that if you are a tourist, there is no need to make an appointment but it would be convenient to call earlier and check if your local pharmacy offers this service.

You can also just prepare the US passport photograph before and then just print it at the CVS Pharmacy in Chicago, IL. Print our photo template as a 4x6 inch photo and you will get your passport photo prints in no time! See how to do it step by step and how much it costs at our CVS Pharmacy passport photo prints instructions.

CVS Pharmacy photo kiosks in Chicago, IL:

  • 1 S STATE ST. CHICAGO, IL 60603
  • 400 W MADISON ST CHICAGO, IL 60606
  • 205 N. MICHIGAN AVE. CHICAGO, IL 60601
  • 1154 S CLARK ST CHICAGO, IL 60605

Passport photos at Walmart

In case you are printing your photo for a US passport petition at Walmart do it in the 4x6 inches size, since Walmart charges you $7,44 if you print it in the American passport photo size (namely, 2x2 inches). With the first format, you will also be able to print a couple of photographs at the same time, and for only 25¢.

How to make this trick work? You should already have a print with a couple of passport pictures and ask to print it as a standard photo of 4x6 inches, which will have 2 passport photos of 2x2 inches each! If doing this you can obtain a spear copy in case you need it later on and you would save money and time!

If you don't know how to get prints of your US passport picture at Walmart store, just visit our Walmart store passport photograph prints tutorial.

Walmart photo shops in Chicago, IL:

  • Northlake, Walmart #1933, 137 W North Ave
  • Hammond, Walmart Supercenter #4631, 1100 5th Ave
  • Niles, Walmart Supercenter #3725, Crestwood
  • Crestwood, Walmart Supercenter #3601, 4700 135th St
  • Villa Park, Walmart Supercenter #1737, 900 South Route 83
  • Des Plaines, Neighborhood Market #6167, 727 W Golf Road
  • Mount Prospect, Walmart Supercenter #1681, 930 Mount Prospect Plz
  • Country Club Hills, Walmart Supercenter #5486, 4005 167th St
  • Darien, Walmart Supercenter #2215, 2189 75th St
  • Lansing, Walmart Supercenter #2817, 17625 Torrence Ave

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Last update: 6/7/23