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USCIS Photos

Globeia Photo centre is located in Toronto, Specializes in Instant Passport/Visa/Immigration Photos. We are aware of and comply with all the specific requirements of USCIS. Our service is fast, reliable and reasonably priced. Our prices are $8.99 plus HST for 1 set of two photos. We are welcoming walk-ins. No Appointments are required. Along with Globeia, you will not have to worry about your photo being rejected. If you need more information please contact us.

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  • U.S Immigration Photo Requirements
  • United States Green Card Photo Requirements
  • U.S Immigration Photo Requirements

USCIS Photo Requirements

Size The required photo size is 2 inches by 2 inches.
Color An unmounted color photo is compulsory.
Head size and positionYour head must measure 1 inch to 1 3/8 inches (25mm to 35mm) of the picture and the distance from your eye to the bottom of the photo must be 1 1/8 inches to 1 3/8 inches (28mm to 35mm). Moreover, your full face must be seen in the center of the picture. Also, you must not look down or on any other side. Along with that, a picture which exhibits your side look or the picture which has been taken from an angle will not be accepted.
BackgroundA plain white background is important
Expressions Maintain neutral facial expressions.
RecencyThe photo must not be older than 30 days.
Eyes Your eyes must be open and you should look straight into the camera.
HeadgearYou are allowed to cover your head for religious reasons only. Moreover, the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) has allowed face and head coverings for very limited circumstances (religious or medical). So, except in those circumstances, your face always needs to be completely visible from the crown of your head to the bottom of your chin.
LightingLighting should be perfect enough to get the photo captured without any shadows.
Glasses Sunglasses are not allowed. Although, you can wear your prescription glasses but avoid any glare in the photo. Moreover, an eye patch is also permitted for the medical reasons.
Accessories and costumesAny other accessories, traditional facemasks, national costumes, tribal costumes or hats are not permitted.
Quantity neededYou may need to submit more than 1 picture. Moreover, individual and identical pictures of the applicant are required which must meet the requirements of the passport photo
Back of the PhotoYou should write your name and admission # on the backside of the photos with a pencil.

USCIS Photo Dimensions

  • United States Green Card Photo Requirements

SizeThe photo size must be 2 inches x 2 inches.
ColorAccording to the photo requirements, the photo must be in color.
Head size and PositionYour head must measure 1 inch to 1 3/8 inches (25mm to 35mm) of the entire picture while the space between the bottom of your picture and your eye must be 1 1/8 inches to 1 3/8 inches (28mm to 35mm). Moreover, you must look straight into the camera with your head in the center of the photo. Yes, your head must be clearly visible from the top of your forehead to the bottom of your chin and it cannot be tilted or rotated. Also, make sure that your picture must not contain any body parts below your shoulders.
RecencyIt should be a recent picture or at least the one which has been captured within the last 6 months.
Background Only a white or off-white background is acceptable and no other people or objects must be visible in the picture.
ExpressionsOnly neutral facial expressions.
EyesKeep your eyes open.
Digital AlterationsDigitally enhanced or altered pictures must not be submitted. Also, the original image ratio should be maintained.
ClothingYou can wear your religious attire but you are not allowed to wear any uniform.
Glasses Glasses with tinted lenses and sunglasses are strictly forbidden. However, in case of a serious medical condition, you can wear your glasses after submitting a medical statement signed by your doctor. Still, no glare, reflection or shadow should be seen in the picture as well as your face and eyes must be perfectly visible in the photo.
Headgear Wearing a headgear is not allowed except for religious reasons. Moreover, your face should be seen clearly and completely.
Other accessoriesNo, any other accessories are not permitted.
QualityA focused picture must be submitted. Also, make sure that the photo should not be pixelated.
Format The image must be in JPEG format.
Image File size 240 kilobytes maximum.
Dimensions and size (Pixel)Minimum 600 pixels x 600 pixels. The height of the image always needs to be equal to its width.
Image Colour Depth24 bits per pixel. The picture must be in color.
Scanner ResolutionAt least 300 dpi.

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