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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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