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We downloaded a program and made the photos ourselves - printed them on photo paper. The program was from passportphotostudio.com and it cost $8.95 for unlimited photos. There are other options online as well, but I can only vouch for this one. Good luck.


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We are looking to save money wherever we can. My wife and I both need 4 passport pictures. So far, the cheapest we have seen is 2 pictures for $9.00. Is there anywhere cheaper? I think it's pretty ridiculous to pay nearly $40 for 8 pictures.

Thanks!

Do you mean US passport? You can just take the picture in front of a white backgroud and send it to Walgreen to print. This is the cheapest way. Of course you have to pay attention to the pictures requirements.


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Nov 06, 2010: CS & CQ got married in Las Vegas

Nov 26, 2010: AOS-EAD-AP package sent out

Nov 29, 2010: Package delivered at 1:12pm

Dec 10, 2010: Received text messages from USCIS regarding receipt numbers for AOS, EAD, and AP

Dec 14, 2010: Received three I-797C from mail

Dec 18, 2010: Touched

Jan 05, 2011: Received RFE for I-485 (email)

Jan 10, 2011: Received RFE for I-485 (hardcopy)

Jan 11, 2011: Sent response to RFE for I-485 (Fedex/UPS do not deliver to PO Box. Only USPS does and it takes 2 days even for Express Post)

Jan 13, 2011: Response to RFE delivered

Jan 14, 2011: Touched

Jan 15, 2011: Touched

Jan 18, 2011: Received Biometric Appointment letter in mail

Jan 21, 2011: Biometric Appointment (Walk-in Successful)

Feb 10, 2011: Biometric Appointment (Originally Scheduled)

Feb 12, 2011: Received 1st text/email for EAD card in production and AP was APPROVED

Feb 17, 2011: Received 2nd text/email for EAD card in production

Feb 18, 2011: Received 3rd text/email for EAD card has been mailed out

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Feb 22, 2011: Received EAD!!!!

Feb 22, 2011: Received letter for 2nd fingerprints :(

Mar 17, 2011: 2nd fingerprints

May 02, 2011: AOS Interview Approved!!!!!!

May 07, 2011: Received "Welcome to America" letter

May 09, 2011: Received Green Card. Yay!!!!!

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We are looking to save money wherever we can. My wife and I both need 4 passport pictures. So far, the cheapest we have seen is 2 pictures for $9.00. Is there anywhere cheaper? I think it's pretty ridiculous to pay nearly $40 for 8 pictures.

Thanks!

If you have a digital camera and you know how to edit pictures (to crop and resize to the correct 2"x2" size) you can take the picture yourself and then print at any pharmacy or supermarket with a photo lab (each 4"x6" is around $0.25), then trim the pictures yourself neatly with scissors. I did this for my passport pictures and it worked well.


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August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

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Here's a great site that I used for my passport pictures: http://www.epassportphoto.com/ You take the picture yourself, you upload it here, and it will crop the picture for you. It'll then make a 4" x 6" picture for you with 5 of your pictures on it. If you have photo paper at home, then you can just print it on that. Absolutely free.

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I used my digital camera, took pics sized and cropped for 2"x2" on PC, and printed out on quality photo paper. Cost about 10 cents per pic.

Guide to photos:

http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/get_2081.html


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Here's a great site that I used for my passport pictures: http://www.epassportphoto.com/ You take the picture yourself, you upload it here, and it will crop the picture for you. It'll then make a 4" x 6" picture for you with 5 of your pictures on it. If you have photo paper at home, then you can just print it on that. Absolutely free.

Ditto to this. Though I printed mine at Walmart. It was 19c per sheet of 5 photos. This is by far the cheapest and safest way (ensures photos fulfil the requirements) in my opinion. You can do it at home too I'm sure but I like the website.

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We are looking to save money wherever we can. My wife and I both need 4 passport pictures. So far, the cheapest we have seen is 2 pictures for $9.00. Is there anywhere cheaper? I think it's pretty ridiculous to pay nearly $40 for 8 pictures.

Thanks!

Hi All,

I know this post is a bit old, but I thought I would add my cheap find here!

This weekend I got my passport photos done at Costco. They were 4.99$ for 4. No membership needed to get photos done.

Good luck!

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