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Passport photos

Passport photos

Australian passport photos are different to US passport photos and can be difficult to obtain in the United States.  Most photos we receive from pharmacies cannot be accepted. Please review the photo requirements and discuss them with your photographer.

The map below shows photographers recently used by our clients with good results. Please note that we do not endorse any photographers and we cannot guarantee or take any responsibility for their work. We recommend you contact the photographer to confirm their address and opening hours, and request that your photos be printed at the highest possible resolution, sometimes called Ultrafine.

No locations near you?

You may wish to consider www.passportphotonow.com to print a photo you have taken yourself on a digital camera. We recommend that you use a digital camera instead of a smartphone as there is a high probability that photos taken on a phone will be rejected due to the distortion smartphones cause to head shape.  Please make sure you specify on your order that your photos must not have any post-capture alteration, including background removal.

Get photos on the way to your interview

Many clients prefer to obtain photos at a location near a passport office instead of sourcing photos locally.

For clients lodging the Application for an Australian Passport Overseas form (PC8), please follow these steps if you wish to obtain photos on the way to your interview:

  • Obtain a passport photo from a local store and have your guarantor endorse the back of it. Any US-style photo will work for the guarantor endorsement. The photo does not have to meet the Australian standards.
  • On your way to your interview, obtain two additional photos from a store below. These two photos must meet the Australian standards.
  • Provide all three photos at your interview - the original photo signed by the guarantor, plus the two new photos you obtained on your way to the interview.

For clients lodging the one page Australian Passport Renewal Application form (PC7) no additional steps are necessary as no guarantor is required.

Passport Photographer Locations in the US

If you are a photographer who would like to be listed on the map above, please see our information about providing photo samples for our consideration.