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Philippines - Passport size photo

#1 Kris & Liezl

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:27 PM

Is the "passport size" photo for the Philippines different from that of the United States???

When I went to get my US photos, they are 2in. by 2in. and have a white background.

So I went and looked at the "passport size" photos of her that my fiance sent me from the Philippines. They are a little smaller, obviously rectangular, and have a blue background. You can see her face perfectly though, and I think her face is probably the right size - there is just less background.

Is this going to be a problem? Do I have to make her treck alllll the way back to the city to take photos that are 2in. by 2in. and on a white background??
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06/20/2002 - Introduced through her Aunt
07/05/2002 - Correspondence begins and continues for years; friendship and feelings slowly but surely grow stronger.
05/12/2009 - Met in Philippines! Stayed for two weeks and had a great time. Can't wait to go back!
10/11/2009 - She said YES! (became engaged)
10/29/2010 - Mailed I-129F
11/08/2010 - Check cashed
11/11/2010 - Received NOA1 dated 11/05/2010 (My case landed in Vermont - CRAP!)
11/15/2010 - Touched
04/05/2011 - It's been 5 months and not a peep from USCIS/VSC :-(
04/19/2011 - Touched/Text Message and Email this AM (APPROVED!)
04/22/2011 - Hard copy NOA2 received (166 days)

US Embassy
(All dates are Philippines dates)
05/20/2011 - Birth Certificate error cleared up
06/03/2011 - Fiancee waiting for her Passport
06/03/2011 - Not a peep from the Embassy (Manila)
07/21/2011 - Passport obtained
07/22/2011 - Interview scheduled 8/4
08/01/2011 - Fiancee and family on first flight EVER, to Manila
08/02/2011 - Medical
08/03/2011 - Medical (Passed, no concerns)
08/04/2011 - Interview! Passed! (they think)
08/24/2011 - Received Embassy email indicating fiance's visa has been issued!
08/31/2011 - 09/13/2011 Philippines Vacation!
09/14/2011 - Arrived together in Dallas, TX!

#2 Markieboy

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:35 PM

Is the "passport size" photo for the Philippines different from that of the United States???

It sure is! Philippine passport photo is 3.5 x 4.5cm and on a blue background.

When I went to get my US photos, they are 2in. by 2in. and have a white background.

So I went and looked at the "passport size" photos of her that my fiance sent me from the Philippines. They are a little smaller, obviously rectangular, and have a blue background. You can see her face perfectly though, and I think her face is probably the right size - there is just less background.

Is this going to be a problem? Do I have to make her treck alllll the way back to the city to take photos that are 2in. by 2in. and on a white background??

If these photos are for USCIS submission, then yes, there will be a problem. USCIS requires U.S. passport photos.
However, if you're well-versed in Photoshop, you could place her photo on a white background. If not, they need to be re-done.

Trust me, you don't want an RFE over something like this. :thumbs:
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#3 marriedtomrg

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 03:36 PM

Yes, Philippine passport photos are in different dimensions. US passport photos are 2" x 2" Philippine passport photos are defined as:

Colored photos of the applicant taken against a royal blue background & no shadow. Applicant should be in decent attire with collar & sleeves and in dark-colored shirt. Photo must be studio taken & of good quality, and must have been taken within the last six (6) months. Photo size: 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm. Facial image size: About 3cm-tip of head to chin; with 8-10mm head clearance from top edge. Ears and forehead should be visible. Wearing of accessories, colored contact lenses or eyeglasses, with name/name board are not allowed. DFA has the right to reject photos that do not comply with specifications and international standards.

She will have to do them again...see if she can get them done on a CD...she can send you the digital file and your can go to epassportphoto.com and print them on photo paper in the right size: http://www.epassportphoto.com/

Is the "passport size" photo for the Philippines different from that of the United States???

When I went to get my US photos, they are 2in. by 2in. and have a white background.

So I went and looked at the "passport size" photos of her that my fiance sent me from the Philippines. They are a little smaller, obviously rectangular, and have a blue background. You can see her face perfectly though, and I think her face is probably the right size - there is just less background.

Is this going to be a problem? Do I have to make her treck alllll the way back to the city to take photos that are 2in. by 2in. and on a white background??


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AOS/EAD Timeline (More complete information found here)
09-09-2010: Sent I-485 and I-765 (renewal for me, and first application for Pippo) via USPS with Delivery Confirmation.
09-20-2010: Received NOA1 hard copies in the mail (Receipt Date: 09-17-2010)! :D (09-22-2010: Check was cashed.)
09-27-2010: Received biometrics appointment letter; appointment at Jacksonville ASC on October 14, 2010 8:00 a.m. :D
10-12-2010: Mailed off our ASC Biometrics Letter to Jacksonville, FL to reschedule our appointment :( Sent it by USPS Express Mail
10-23-2010: Received mail from Jacksonville ASC dated October 15, 2010, biometrics appointment successfully rescheduled to November 12, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.! :D
11-12-2010: Biometrics complete, all files touched! Found out Pippo's actual A# It was almost not funny!
12-11-2010: Received AOS Interview Letter dated 12-03-2010. Interview on January 12, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.; Pippo's interview same day at 9:30 a.m.
01-25-2011: Kaye and Pippo received 10-year green cards dated January 20, 2011 :D Woohoo!

#4 mish

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:17 PM

you're good to go! that's the same case with me and we didn't get any problem. i think you are talking about the initial G325-A form...it's fine! go send it!
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#5 Kris & Liezl

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:26 PM

This is so ridiculous...
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USCIS
06/20/2002 - Introduced through her Aunt
07/05/2002 - Correspondence begins and continues for years; friendship and feelings slowly but surely grow stronger.
05/12/2009 - Met in Philippines! Stayed for two weeks and had a great time. Can't wait to go back!
10/11/2009 - She said YES! (became engaged)
10/29/2010 - Mailed I-129F
11/08/2010 - Check cashed
11/11/2010 - Received NOA1 dated 11/05/2010 (My case landed in Vermont - CRAP!)
11/15/2010 - Touched
04/05/2011 - It's been 5 months and not a peep from USCIS/VSC :-(
04/19/2011 - Touched/Text Message and Email this AM (APPROVED!)
04/22/2011 - Hard copy NOA2 received (166 days)

US Embassy
(All dates are Philippines dates)
05/20/2011 - Birth Certificate error cleared up
06/03/2011 - Fiancee waiting for her Passport
06/03/2011 - Not a peep from the Embassy (Manila)
07/21/2011 - Passport obtained
07/22/2011 - Interview scheduled 8/4
08/01/2011 - Fiancee and family on first flight EVER, to Manila
08/02/2011 - Medical
08/03/2011 - Medical (Passed, no concerns)
08/04/2011 - Interview! Passed! (they think)
08/24/2011 - Received Embassy email indicating fiance's visa has been issued!
08/31/2011 - 09/13/2011 Philippines Vacation!
09/14/2011 - Arrived together in Dallas, TX!

#6 Kris & Liezl

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:31 PM

you're good to go! that's the same case with me and we didn't get any problem. i think you are talking about the initial G325-A form...it's fine! go send it!


Yes! G-325A... So you had the same problem? Your fiancee sent you the Philippines version of "passport style" rather than the US version of "passport style", for the G-325A, and they acceptesd it? I hope that is what you are saying...

So at what point do hers need to be 2x2 with a White background, if not for the G-325A?

Thanks to all answering in this topic!!
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USCIS
06/20/2002 - Introduced through her Aunt
07/05/2002 - Correspondence begins and continues for years; friendship and feelings slowly but surely grow stronger.
05/12/2009 - Met in Philippines! Stayed for two weeks and had a great time. Can't wait to go back!
10/11/2009 - She said YES! (became engaged)
10/29/2010 - Mailed I-129F
11/08/2010 - Check cashed
11/11/2010 - Received NOA1 dated 11/05/2010 (My case landed in Vermont - CRAP!)
11/15/2010 - Touched
04/05/2011 - It's been 5 months and not a peep from USCIS/VSC :-(
04/19/2011 - Touched/Text Message and Email this AM (APPROVED!)
04/22/2011 - Hard copy NOA2 received (166 days)

US Embassy
(All dates are Philippines dates)
05/20/2011 - Birth Certificate error cleared up
06/03/2011 - Fiancee waiting for her Passport
06/03/2011 - Not a peep from the Embassy (Manila)
07/21/2011 - Passport obtained
07/22/2011 - Interview scheduled 8/4
08/01/2011 - Fiancee and family on first flight EVER, to Manila
08/02/2011 - Medical
08/03/2011 - Medical (Passed, no concerns)
08/04/2011 - Interview! Passed! (they think)
08/24/2011 - Received Embassy email indicating fiance's visa has been issued!
08/31/2011 - 09/13/2011 Philippines Vacation!
09/14/2011 - Arrived together in Dallas, TX!

#7 Markieboy

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:51 PM

So at what point do hers need to be 2x2 with a White background, if not for the G-325A?

If ever she decides to adjust status (form I-485), she would require a U.S. passport photo.
Attached is an excerpt from form I-485 instructions.

Hope this helps! :thumbs:

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NATURALIZATION
02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS (WIFE)
02/18/12 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions on Residence
03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
11/01/12 - Received green card (day 221)


IR-2 (STEPDAUGHTER)
06/01/10 - Mailed I-130 petition
06/03/10 - Package delivered to USCIS (day 01)
06/08/10 - NOA1 issued (day 06)
11/03/10 - Received approval email (day 154)
11/08/10 - Received approval notice in mail (day 159)


NATIONAL VISA CENTER (STEPDAUGHTER)
11/08/10 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/09/10 - NVC case # & IIN generated, email addresses given, DS-3032 sent via email & USPS (day 01)
11/16/10 - Received and paid AOS bill (day 08)
11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
11/19/10 - Received and paid IV bill; DS-3032 accepted (day 11)
11/22/10 - IV bill marked as PAID; IV packet express mailed (day 14)
12/03/10 - Sign-in failed (day 25)
12/09/10 - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2011 @ 6:45AM
12/28/10 - Medical exam done at SLEC Manila - PASSED! (day 40)
01/10/11 - Interview at USEM Manila - APPROVED! (day 53)
01/21/11 - Stepdaughter received passport with IR-2 visa! (day 64)


#8 Hank55

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 04:53 PM

This may help.
http://travel.state....de 10-01-04.pdf
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#9 mish

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:46 PM

actually, i sent the same photo with the one i took in PH which was over 30days already and i didn't get any RFE at all. it's the same photo size i had base on PH photo size. it's the same form anyway (G325A), only my last name i used is my married name. i saved few dollars on that but if you have some doubts, then use the US 2x2 passport size. :)

If ever she decides to adjust status (form I-485), she would require a U.S. passport photo.
Attached is an excerpt from form I-485 instructions.

Hope this helps! :thumbs:

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#10 mish

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:48 PM

that is exactly what i was talking about...so no worries. time is ticking so go send it (as long as all evidence and forms are completely filled out) =)

Yes! G-325A... So you had the same problem? Your fiancee sent you the Philippines version of "passport style" rather than the US version of "passport style", for the G-325A, and they acceptesd it? I hope that is what you are saying...

So at what point do hers need to be 2x2 with a White background, if not for the G-325A?

Thanks to all answering in this topic!!


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#11 mish

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 05:50 PM

one more thing....please use the white background...not the blue one. it's ok with the same passport size as long as it has a white background.
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#12 Markieboy

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 06:11 PM

one more thing....please use the white background...not the blue one. it's ok with the same passport size as long as it has a white background.

Um, so what are you suggesting? Re-take the photo with a white background? If that's the suggestion, he might as well get a 2x2" size passport photo and NOT Philippine passport size.
By following USCIS requirements, there will be no question when submitting photos with any application. That way, he'll have the peace of mind USCIS won't issue him an RFE in the future.
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NATURALIZATION
02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS (WIFE)
02/18/12 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions on Residence
03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
11/01/12 - Received green card (day 221)


IR-2 (STEPDAUGHTER)
06/01/10 - Mailed I-130 petition
06/03/10 - Package delivered to USCIS (day 01)
06/08/10 - NOA1 issued (day 06)
11/03/10 - Received approval email (day 154)
11/08/10 - Received approval notice in mail (day 159)


NATIONAL VISA CENTER (STEPDAUGHTER)
11/08/10 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/09/10 - NVC case # & IIN generated, email addresses given, DS-3032 sent via email & USPS (day 01)
11/16/10 - Received and paid AOS bill (day 08)
11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
11/19/10 - Received and paid IV bill; DS-3032 accepted (day 11)
11/22/10 - IV bill marked as PAID; IV packet express mailed (day 14)
12/03/10 - Sign-in failed (day 25)
12/09/10 - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2011 @ 6:45AM
12/28/10 - Medical exam done at SLEC Manila - PASSED! (day 40)
01/10/11 - Interview at USEM Manila - APPROVED! (day 53)
01/21/11 - Stepdaughter received passport with IR-2 visa! (day 64)


#13 mish

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 06:28 PM

i'm saying that if they already got the passport size (PH standard) with white background then they don't need to retake. I submitted that kind of photo and we didn't get any RFE but if they have the blue background, then they should just get a 2x2 photo.

Um, so what are you suggesting? Re-take the photo with a white background? If that's the suggestion, he might as well get a 2x2" size passport photo and NOT Philippine passport size.
By following USCIS requirements, there will be no question when submitting photos with any application. That way, he'll have the peace of mind USCIS won't issue him an RFE in the future.


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