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Passport Photos

Looking to get a professional passport photos?

San Diego City Notary can help. We specialize in providing you with quality photos. 

For more information or to book an appointment please
call 619-933-6095.

Processing time 3-5 minutes.

Price for 2 photos-$19.99

U.S. Passport Photo Requirements

  • Photo must be in color and sized to where the head is 50-69% of the image’s height from chin bottom to top of the head. Roughly 1 – 1 2/8 inch.
  • Photo must be 6 months old or less
  • Photo must have a white background
  • Photo must show full face toward the camera with both eyes open and a neutral expression on the face.

We at San Diego City Notary stay up-to-date on the requirements for passport photos and make sure that your photo is ready for all applications and renewals.

Tips for the Best Passport Photo

There are several do’s and don’ts for the best passport photo. These ensure that your photo will be accepted.


  • Do have a neutral expression on your face, eyes open, mouth closed.
  • Do face the camera head on and not look to the side
  • Do wear clothes that are not black or white so as not to wash out on the white background of the photo backdrop.
  • Do wear collared shirts or more business-friendly attire. A professional photo is better for business visas and employer paperwork.
  • Do wear a conservative neckline shirt or dress. This is because if the photo is cropped you will still appear to be wearing clothes




  • Do not wear your glasses, as if there is a lens glare or other problem your photo may be rejected which can cause application delays.
  • Do not wear earbuds or headphones.
  • Do not wear a uniform or camouflage as the Passport Agency will reject your photo.
  • Do not overdo makeup, go for a more natural look.
  • Do not wear sunglasses or any other item that will cover part of the face. Eyepatches for medical reasons are allowed.
  • Do not wear hats or headbands, but you may wear religious headgear if you have a letter of explanation.