Connect With Us: Photography & Video Production / Serving New Jersey / New York Tri-State


Get fast and convenient passport, picture ID, green card, and U.S. Department photos at Debophotostudio for $15. We can also take ID photos for many local, state, and regional organizations. Our photographer are trained to ensure that your passport and ID photos adhere to strict federal regulations.We normally follow 4 simple instructions:
1. Photographer: Stand about 6 feet away from the subject.
Capture the subject from the shoulders and leave space above the head for later cropping
2. Shadows: ensure the subject stands one feet away from the
background to avoid shadows
3. Expression: make sure the subject has a neutral expression with no teeth showing – that’s a biometrics requirement nowadays!
4. Eyes:make sure no red eye in your photos and that glasses aren’t hiding your eye (or simply remove them)Please keep in mind that your passport may not be accepted at the border if your appearance has changed significantly or if you cannot be identified from the photo in your current passport.  We try our best to:

  • Make sure the photo presents the full head from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin
  • Center the head with the frame
  • Make sure the person in the photo have a neutral expression and face the camera
  • Paper Photo Head Size Template


    Photo must be 2 inches by 2 inches

    • The height of the head (top of hair to bottom of chin) should measure 1 inch to 1 3/8 inches (25 mm – 35 mm)
    • Make sure the eye height is between 1 1/8 inches to 1 3/8 inches (28 mm – 35 mm) from the bottom of the photo

Well Composed Photo Composition Examples

If you are applying for a U.S. Passport, you must provide one (1) photo. Your passport photo must be:

  • In color
  • Printed on photo quality paper
  • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
  • Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches (between 25 and 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. View the Photo Composition Template for more size requirement details.
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis:
    • Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.
    • Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
    • Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
    • If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device or similar articles, they may be worn for your photo.
    • Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required)
    • Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses or by removing the glasses or by turning off the camera flash.