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Passport Photos
In-Store

     Alongside our easy online passport photo service, in-person passport photo services are available at both of our locations. 

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To start your passport photo order, get these things ready:

  •  A bayphoto.com account with an up to date credit card on file.

         (If you don't have a Bay Photo account, click here to create a new one.)

  • The photo specification for the country that you need the passport photos for. 

       (See the bottom of this page for pricing and common sizing options.)

  •  A camera or smartphone to take your photos.

     Use a camera or smartphone to take some photos of yourself. Its best to get a friend or family member to take them for you so that they can step back and give you a little space. Follow the tips below to make sure you end up with photos that will be suitable for use as passport photos.

  • Soft, even light is most important. Make sure that there are no harsh shadows and the whole face is illuminated evenly. 

  • A clean, light colored background such as a wall or door is best. If you don't have any light colored walls with good light, its more important to get the soft light and let us take care of a messy background.

  • Leave a little white space around faces. 

  • Use the zoomed in lens on your phone camera ( 2x portrait lens on iPhone) to take the picture and turn the blur effect off or all the way down. 

  • A small natural smile is fine but avoid exaggerated smiles or expressions. Neutral expressions are preferred. 

  • If you are unsure which expression or light is best, include a few options and we can select the photo that will best meet passport requirements.

Passport Photo References 

Use the following photos as a guide to make sure that the photos you submit to us will be usable. 

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Unacceptable

Light is not even across the face. 

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Unacceptable

Harsh light makes subject squint and causes shadows under eyes, nose, and neck.

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Acceptable!

Light is even and there are no

harsh shadows anywhere on face. 

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Final Photo

Meets standards for United States passport photos.

Step 2

Get your information ready

     Once you have your photos ready, make sure that you have your bayphoto.com account set up and the payment method on file is up to date. We'll be using your Bay Photo account number to make sure your order gets billed and shipped correctly.

     In addition to your Bay Photo account number, we'll need to know which country you need the passport photos formatted for and how many copies you'd like. 

Once you have your info ready, you're ready to upload your photos and submit your order

Step 3

  • Fill out your email address, full name, and phone number.

  • In the subject field, write "Passport Photo"

  • Include your Bay Photo account number in the subject or message of your upload!

  • In the message space, provide a clear indication of what passport size/country you need and how many copies. Two copies is standard but more can be printed if you need.

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Submit your order using our online upload page

Step 4

Your order is produced and your photos are mailed to you

     Once you've submitted your order to us, we'll email you back to confirm your order. If any information was incomplete or we need alternative photos, we'll let you know. Our standard production time for passport photos is about one business day. Once your photos are printed, they will be shipped the following business day via USPS. 

Pricing

Pricing and common passport sizes/countries
American Passport Photo
Canadian Passport Photo
European Passport Photo

2x2" photo against a white background, meets US government requirements for passport photos and any other requirement that asks for a "US style" passport photo.

Price: $15

Prints included: 2 prints, 2x2"

Additional Prints: $8 for additional set of 2. 

50x70mm photo against a white background. Photo lab information written on back of one photo as per Canadian passport photo requirements. 

Price: $20​

Prints included: 2 prints, 50x70mm

Additional Prints: $8 for additional set of 2. 

35x45mm photo against a white background. This size is commonly used in countries like Germany and Netherlands.

Price: $20

Prints included: 2 prints, 35x45mm

Additional Prints: $8 for additional set of 2. 

Chinese Visa Photo
Infant Passport Photo
Custom Size Passport Photo

33x48mm photo against a white background. Meets requirements for Chinese Visa applications. 

Price: $20

Prints included: 2 prints, 33x48mm.

Additional Prints: $8 for additional set of 2. 

Getting a clear passport photo of babies and young children can take a few additional steps. Depending on the age of your child we will photograph them either stood up with your help in front of the passport backdrop or on the floor or in a car seat with a white towel behind them. 

Price: $20

Turnaround: Please allow for up to 2 hours additional turnaround time.

Prints included: 2 prints at requested size.

Additional Prints: $8 for additional set of 2. 

Custom size photo against a white background. If you have a custom size request, please let us know and we will accommodate it.

Price: $20​

Prints included: 2 prints at requested size.

Additional Prints: $8 for additional set of 2.