A passport photo is not the time to submit your Hollywood headshot. In this case, the more natural you look in the photo, the more likely it’ll be accepted by the of State. The photo also needs to be taken recently, or at least within the last six months. If you’ve undergone a significant change to your facial appearance — if you’ve grown a beard, for instance — you may also need a new passport with an updated photo.
Identification, including a copy, is required to prove U.S. citizenship, such as:
Print Form DS-11 from the U.S. Department of State&aposs website. You can fill it out online or print it out and fill it in by hand. Don&apost sign it yet you have to do that in front of the postal employee processing your application.Make a copy of the valid I.D., including front and back.
Applying for your first passport, or renewing an old one? In addition to the documents you need to submit, you’ll also have to provide a photo. But not just any photo will do, as the U.S. Department of State has a list of requirements that must be met. Not meeting one could result in an unwanted — and unfortunate delay.