Few people like the photos on their government issued IDs, but at least travelers have some control over their own passport photo – unlike, for instance, the DMV, where long lines and bad photos seem to be a given.
In fact, as long as a passport photo meets certain standards, it can be taken by just about anyone. The photo must be 2 inches square, printed on matte or glossy photo-quality paper, and has to meet certain guidelines.
If you are planning any travel to these destinations, please review the U. Department of State's new requirements before traveling.
If you need a passport or need to renew a passport, there is information below with access to further information.
If you wear glasses or a hat or head covering for medical reasons, submit a signed doctor’s statement with the application.
Similarly, if you wear a hat or head covering for religious purposes, submit a signed statement verifying that the item must be worn continuously in public for religious reasons.
If you’re a frequent traveler, make sure to check the box to get a 52-page passport, to have plenty of room for all your adventures.