Will the U.S. Department of State now allow us to use ‘selfies’ for an acceptable passport photo? By using the Passport Photo Creator App, the answer is yes, though there are a few stipulations. Using a passport photo selfie can be difficult but it is not impossible.
With all of the technology at our fingertips, everyone should have a perfect passport photo they love. The Passport Photo Creator App is free to download and use, and you’ll only pay when you pick up your print at Walgreens. For international users, the Passport Photo International is free to download and use, and you’ll only pay $6.99 per passport/visa photo you wish to save. Here are some of the features to assist you with a perfect passport photo.
Can I use a selfie for a passport photo?
Yes, you can use a selfie for a passport photo but you MUST make sure you pass all the passport photo requirements. This can be hard to achieve as a selfie, so we recommend having a friend or partner take the photo for you. If you are flying solo and need to take a selfie, our app can help. Here are some key points for the Passport Photo Apps:
1.) Yes, it does have a self-facing camera option for taking photos.
Although the option is given to users, it is difficult to take a photo that will pass all of the face detection software for no errors. We still advise having a friend or associate assist you because of shadows, exposure, and filling the frame appropriately.
2.) The app tells you RIGHT away what is incorrect with your photo.
Unlike any app on the market now, this app literally tells you the moment you snap the photo which criteria you met and which ones are not met. This is helpful because you can keep tweaking and changing minor things until you get a photo you both like and is correct in compliance with the U.S. State Department.
3.) By using this app you are guaranteed to have a high quality, compliant passport photo.
So let’s say you have the perfect photo ready to be printed that meets all of the requirements as well as is one you like. By using the app you can send it to your local Walgreen’s to print within one hour. We are confident you will be 100% satisfied with your passport photo!
The Passport Photo Creator uses advanced image processing, face detection technology, and compliance checks calibrated to the government requirements so you can be assured your selfie will create the perfect passport photo.
The app offers step by step instructions and a free, user-friendly tutorial prior to your first use. The key to using a selfie for your passport photo is patience because of all the strict rules upheld by the U.S. State’s Department.