How idPhotoDIY works
Create your passport / visa photos online for printing and online submission


How it works

1. Take a picture

Use a white wall as background, take several photos with a camera or smartphone

2. Crop the photo

Crop your photo to the correct ID or passport size photo. Over 50 templates available!

3. Download and print

Download your photo and print it at any photo store or online. Single digital photo is also available.

Passport Photos in Seattle

United States Passport Photo Size and Requirements in Seattle

It is essential that your passport photo meets all the requirements. First of all, your passport photo must be taken within 6 months. You must look directly to your camera with both your eyes open.The eye should be at about 60% distance from the bottom of the photo, or about 1-1/8" to 1-3/8" (28 mm to 35 mm) up on the photo. Photo size should be 2"x2" (51 x 51 mm) with the head centering and sized between 1" and 1.4" (25 and 35 mm).Please take off your spectacles as they are not permitted in your passport photo.It is necessary to submit a doctor's note if you are unable to remove your glasses for medical reasons.

You facial expresssion must be neutral. Please wear clothes you normally wear on a daily basis. No hats or head coverings are allowed.If you cannot take them off, you need to submit a signed statement explaining that the hat or headcovering you are wearing in your picture is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is frequently worn or required in public or submit a signed doctor's statement whenever you wear a hat or head covering for medical reasons. The statement must state that the hat or head covering is worn every day.  Hands-free devices or headphones are not allowed in your passport photo.

The passport photo must be in color and be printed in glossy or matte photo paper with no holes, creases, or smudges.

Other Passport / Visa Photo Rules, Guidelines, and Specifications

Do I have the option to wear a hat or headcover in my passport photo?

A hat or head covering may be worn, but you must provide documentation proving it is a recognized, traditional religious item worn often in public or a signed doctor's letter confirming its use daily for medical purposes.

The hats and head coverings you wear should not block your face or cast shadows, and your entire face should be visible.

Is it alright for me to wear sunglasses, glasses, or tinted glasses for my passport photo?
No, You must remove your glasses, sunglasses, or tinted glasses for your passport photo.

It is necessary to submit a doctor's note if you are not able to remove your glasses due to medical reasons.

What is the correct way to pose when taking my photo?
Look directly into the camera with your head centered, not tilted, and smile naturally or with a neutral expression.

Can I smile in my passport photo?
Yes, However, the smile should be natural and not overdone, your teeth cannot be shown.

Can I take my passport photos in my uniform?

No. Camouflage, uniforms, and clothing that resembles uniforms are not allowed.

I have red-eye in my photo. Can I remove it?
No, you cannot remove it digitally. You will have to retake the photo without red eye.

What is the best way to take pictures of a baby or toddler?
Take a photo of your baby or toddler without any other people in it.

We recommend laying your baby flat on its back (do not worry about the background, we will automatically remove it). Make sure there are no shadows on your baby's face when taking a picture. Photographing your child in a car seat may be helpful as well.

Utilize your camera's burst mode to take as many photos as possible in one shot.

Can the eye of my child in the passport photo be closed?
Partially or completely closed eyes are okay for infants. The eyes of other children should be open.

Should I take a new picture if my appearance changes (I grow a beard or I dye my hair)?
Changing your passport photo should only be done if your appearance has changed significantly since your passport was issued. A new beard or dyed hair would not qualify as a significant change. If you can still be identified by your current passport photo, you do not need to apply for a new passport.

You might need a new passport if:

  • A significant facial surgery or trauma has taken place
  • Numerous or large facial piercings/tattoos were added or removed
  • you have gained or lost a lot of weight
  • you have changed gender

Unless the appearance of your child under the age of 16 has changed due to natural aging, you do not have to apply for a new passport for your child.

What color shirt should I wear for a passport photo?

Clothing that contrasts clearly with the background is recomended. You should not wear a white shirt because it will blend in with the white background.

Can I take a passport photo with my phone?

A smartphone, such as an iPhone, Android device, can be used to take passport photos. But you must make sure that your photo is in high resolutiion and clear.

Example Photos

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Example Photos for Children

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Where To Get Passport Photos Near United States Seattle?

Going to the pharmacy, passport agency, post office and photo studio? Dirving all around to get your passport photo? Now, you can save your hassle! Make your passport photo on our website! With just a few clicks, you will get a digital and printable passport photo with no background. You can even ask your friend or family member to take your passport photo and upload it to our site and follow the steps and you can get it in less than five minutes. It's cost-effective and time-efficient.

How to print a passport photo in Seattle?

If you have a colour printer and photo paper, you can print the passport photo from our website at home which is also the most convenient way to get your passport photo. The passport photo should be printed on 4R 4x6" photo paper. On our website you can download 6 US passport photos in the 4R format. Simply print the photos exactly on 4x6" photo paper and cut along the gray borders to get six correct size (2x2") US passport photos.

Printing 4x6" photos online can be done using one of the following websites if you do not have a color printer at home:


Besides, there are also other options that you can get your passport photo printed. Just go to any following location which is near to your residence:

1.U.S passport office

2.FedEx of UPS  office

3.Pharmacies & Retail Stores

4. professional photo studio

Rite Aid passport photo services in Seattle

You can get passport photos taken at Rite Aid pharmacies.Even if they don't, they may provide printing services at least.In this case,you can take the passport photo downloaded from our site to the store and then print it out at your nearest Rite Aid for just 19 cents.

Rite Aid photo shops in Seattle:

1. 8500 35th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115

2. 201 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102

3. 2600 SW Barton St H1, Seattle, WA 98126

4. 9000 Rainier Ave S C, Seattle, WA 98118

5. 5217 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98136

6. 2600 SW Barton St Suite H1, Seattle, WA 98126

7. 910 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98164

8. 301 High School Rd NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

9. 3282 Bethel Rd SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366

10. 4117 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA 98312

CVS passport photos services in Seattle

Your passport photo can be printed at any CVS store after you download it from our website. Your passport photo can be ordered online and picked up from any CVS store using the CVS app. If you prefer to print it in the store, you can do so as well. The photo sheet you download from our website should be printed on 4R 4x6" photo paper. Please choose the right size of photo paper to ensure that your passport photo size is accurate.

CVS photo shops in Seatle:

1.2035 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

2.2438 32nd Ave W, Seattle, WA 98199

3.117 SW 160th St, Burien, WA 98166

4.10712 SE Carr Rd, Renton, WA 98055

5. 2100 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103

6.19507 Hwy 99, Lynnwood, WA 98036

7.107 Bellevue Way SE, Bellevue, WA 98004

8. 531 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

Passport photo services at Walgreens

You can have your new passport photo printed at any Walgreens store nationwide. There is no appointment required. The Walgreens app allows you to order a passport photo online and pick it up at a store of your choice. The passport photo can also be printed on site .Remember that the photo template downloaded from our website can only be printed on 4R 4x6" photo paper. Choose the right size of paper to ensure that your passport photo size is correct. Walgreens charges $16.99 for passport photos, but you can get them for $0.37 if you print it out as a photo template, which is 99.9% less!

Walgreens photo shops in Seattle:

1. 1315 Wintergreen Ln NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

2. 1531 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122

3. 566 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109

4. 2400 S Jackson St, Seattle, WA 98144

5. 8500 15th Ave NW Ste A, Seattle, WA 98117

6. 6330 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

7. 4412 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

8. 5409 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107

9. 566 Denny Way, Seattle, WA 98109

10. 500 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 9811

Passport photos at Walmart

Walmart online passport photo system makes ordering a passport photo fast and easy. You can order your photo by uploading the photo downloaded from our site to the walmart app, selecting the 4x6" photo paper, then picking it up in one hour at your nearest store or having it delivered to your home.

Walmart photo shops in Seattle:

1. 743 Rainier Ave S, Renton, WA 98057

2. 3497 Bethel Rd SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366

3. 34520 16th Ave S, Federal Way, WA 98003

4. 11400 Hwy 99, Everett, WA 98204

5. 12620 SE 41st Pl, Bellevue, WA 98006

6. 915 NW 45th St, Seattle, WA 98107

7. 4468 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103

8. 1900 S 314th St, Federal Way, WA 98003

9. 21200 Olhava Way NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370

10. 1400 164th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98087

Passport photos at Target

With Target Photo, you can choose glossy or matte photo prints. Simply upload the 4X6 photo template downloaded from our website,select your size, select a finish from Glossy, Matte, Metallic, Lustre or Deep Matte(you should choose glossy or matte for your passport photo), then submit. Then wait for your photo to be delivered.

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How to make United States Passport photo in Seattle

Step 1: Use a digital camera or a smartphone

Find someone to take the photo for you and selfie photo is not acceptable for passport photo application. If you have a tripod, use it. A tripod will make it easier to keep the camera steady and level. The distance of the person to the camera should be around 1 meter.

Step 2: Find a venue with good lighting

When taking photo, you should face the light, such as a nice bright window or the door. This can provide even lighting to avoid shadows on the face and background. The face must be evenly lit. There should be no shadows and glares on the face.

Note: No need to worry about the background as our online passport photo generator will automatically remove or change the background for you.

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Step 3: Wear properly for your passport photo

Do not wear uniforms. Wear regular street clothes in your photo.

Do not wear eyeglasses. If you wear glasses, sunglasses, or tinted glasses, take them off for your passport photo.

Your face must still be fully visible.  Don’t let your hair drape over your face and obscure your eyes. If you have very long bangs that cover your eyebrows, you should pin them back with bobby pins. It’s best if your ears show, as well, but that won’t cause your photo to be rejected.

No hats are allowed in passport photos unless it is religious headgear such as a headscarf or yarmulke that you wear every day.

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Step 4: Pose for a passport

Look straight towards the camera with face straight on. Head should not be tilted or rotated.

Both ears showing or both edges of the face visible if hair covers the ears.

Shoulders should be visible, and there should be enough space around the head for cropping the photo.

Position the camera in the same height as the head.

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Step 5: Have a neutral facial expression

You can smile in your passport photos, but the government prefers that you have a neutral facial expression.

Smiling or having your mouth open is usually not acceptable, especially under the new international passport rules.

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