Why can you not smile in your passport photo?

Why can you not smile in your passport photo?

You are not allowed to smile when this photo is captured. So, if your passport has a smiling image and you have a neutral expression at the airport, you will be removed from the camera line and placed in an even longer line to see a human being.

Are you allowed to wear earrings in a passport photo?

You will be happy to learn that you are generally allowed to wear jewellery on your passport photo. The likes of necklaces and earrings are acceptable, as well as piercings on your face. Earrings, if excessive in nature, may also cause the photo to be rejected.

Can you wear a necklace in a passport photo?

Yes! You can wear jewelry in your passport photo, so long as it doesn’t obscure your face. We recommend a subtle pair of studs or a simple pendant necklace. You don’t want it to cause glare or be too distracting.

How should you dress for a passport photo?

Clothing DOs and DON’Ts

  1. DON’T wear glasses!
  2. DON’T wear anything on your head – no hats, headbands, or scarves.
  3. DON’T wear a uniform of any sort.
  4. DO opt for business attire or a collared shirt for your passport photos.
  5. DO wear a shirt or dress with a high enough neckline that it will show in the final picture.

What is passport style photo?

Your passport photographs must be: 2 x 2 inches in size. Printed on thin, photo-quality paper. Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance. Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background. Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.

Where is the best place to take passport photos?

Where can I get Passport Photos? / Best Passport Photo Locations:

  • Pharmacies and Drug Stores like Walgreens and CVS.
  • Shipping Stores like UPS and FedEx.
  • Warehouse Membership Clubs like Costco and Sam’s.
  • USPS (United States Postal Service) – some locations.

Who takes photos for passports?

Q. Where can I get my passport photo taken? A: Visit a Walgreens near you! In one hour or less, Walgreens will provide you with two perfectly sized, professional-quality passport photos that meet U.S. government requirements listed on the U.S. Department of State’s website.

What do you do with your old passport when you renew it?

Yes, in most cases, we will return the old, canceled passport to you. The old passport may be sent separately from your new passport. We recommend keeping your old passport in a safe place as it is considered proof of your U.S. citizenship.

Can an expired passport be used for ID?

Your identification document can be a driver’s license, a government employee or military ID, a valid foreign passport or a certificate of naturalization or citizenship. Keep in mind, applicants can use an expired passport as either evidence of citizenship or photo ID, not both.