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Hello,

Has anyone done taking passport picture at home?

There is an even website that you can upload/crop/save photo on your computer, so you can print yourself with photo paper or something.

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html

I just tried, and it worked great. Problem is that the picture taken at home is kinda dark.

Has anyone done photos at home, and got approved?

If not, I may just go to walgreen, and get done.

Please let me know, if you have any idea.

Thank you.

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Hello,

Has anyone done taking passport picture at home?

There is an even website that you can upload/crop/save photo on your computer, so you can print yourself with photo paper or something.

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html

I just tried, and it worked great. Problem is that the picture taken at home is kinda dark.

Has anyone done photos at home, and got approved?

If not, I may just go to walgreen, and get done.

Please let me know, if you have any idea.

Thank you.

We've taken our passport photos at home and printed them on glossy photo paper, works great, all you need is a white wall and plenty of light.


I-129F Sent : 2012-11-02
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I-129F RFE(s) : 2013-5-30
RFE Reply(s) : 2013-6-10
I-129F NOA2 : 2013-6-17
NVC Received : 2013-06-28
NVC Left : 2013-07-02
Consulate Received : 2013-07-08
Packet 3 Received : 2013-07-10
Packet 3 Sent : 2013-07-25
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Interview Date : 2013-09-13
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2013-09-23
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Marriage : 2013-11-16

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Hello,

Has anyone done taking passport picture at home?

There is an even website that you can upload/crop/save photo on your computer, so you can print yourself with photo paper or something.

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html

I just tried, and it worked great. Problem is that the picture taken at home is kinda dark.

Has anyone done photos at home, and got approved?

If not, I may just go to walgreen, and get done.

Please let me know, if you have any idea.

Thank you.

Yes have done it without any issue but I made sure there was plenty of the light and there was white background as the requirement.

I sized them using a photoshop template and printed them out at Wal-greens, you can put like 6 2x2 pics on single 4x6 sheet once you get the print all you have do is just cut them up.

I think they charge like 25 cents to print a single 4x6 and that’s it.

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Yes have done it without any issue but I made sure there was plenty of the light and there was white background as the requirement.

I sized them using a photoshop template and printed them out at Wal-greens, you can put like 6 2x2 pics on single 4x6 sheet once you get the print all you have do is just cut them up.

I think they charge like 25 cents to print a single 4x6 and that’s it.

Have you tried epassportphoto.com They do the sizing for you - all for free. You can either bring it with you to any printer, or for a small fee fire off at local store. Renders 4 photos on a 4x6.

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Hello,

Has anyone done taking passport picture at home?

There is an even website that you can upload/crop/save photo on your computer, so you can print yourself with photo paper or something.

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html

I just tried, and it worked great. Problem is that the picture taken at home is kinda dark.

Has anyone done photos at home, and got approved?

If not, I may just go to walgreen, and get done.

Please let me know, if you have any idea.

Thank you.

Yeah, plenty times for different documents. I use epassportphoto.com on a regular basis. Takes 10 cents when printed at walgreens vs. paying them 10 bucks for the same quality photo.

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Hello,

Has anyone done taking passport picture at home?

There is an even website that you can upload/crop/save photo on your computer, so you can print yourself with photo paper or something.

http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html

I just tried, and it worked great. Problem is that the picture taken at home is kinda dark.

Has anyone done photos at home, and got approved?

If not, I may just go to walgreen, and get done.

Please let me know, if you have any idea.

Thank you.

Of course - but I sort of knew what I was doing, spent years shooting photos with (D)SLRs. Now at Walgreen they take a compact camera and shoot your photo so there is really no advantage vs. doing it at home on a nice uniform background and plenty of light - and at Walgreens they're going to charge you an insane price ($30 or something). If you have some idea about photography and post-processing, it's no brainer to do it at home.

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Have you tried epassportphoto.com They do the sizing for you - all for free. You can either bring it with you to any printer, or for a small fee fire off at local store. Renders 4 photos on a 4x6.

No I have not tried that one.

I was able to find photoshop template and I had photoshop so I just used that. I personally like 6 pic in 4X6 borderless, easier to cut.

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White wall, 60 watt light bulb in a standard 18" outlet, 15" high stool 18" in front of the wall, subject sat on it, Telephoto lens, standing about 15" back, red eye reduction on. Perfect focus on the face, no glasses, or any jewelry, no smiles. With Corel Photo, resized, exact proportions according to the DOS website, could copy and paste six 2 by 2 inch photos on a 4 by 6 inch standard photo. Emailed that to Walgreens, 19 cents. Used a paper cutter for exactly 2 by 2 inches.

Ha, my wife feels naked without her earrings, so she fixed her hair straight down, actually she looks better that way. And as far as being naked, can be, from about 4" from the neck down. They really don't car what kind of shoes you are wearing.

So who are you doing this for? With the USCIS, only time they ask for passport photos is for US citizenship, but don't even use those, take their own photos at biometrics. She not in the best shape after about a five hour drive down there. Then they print those out on your certificate on low grade paper using a cheap ink low res inkjet printer. She doesn't even want to look at her certificate.

That just left the DOS for the US passport. she didn't like that either, put all kinds of blue lines all over her face. I laid out 38 cents for two for twelve such photos. Other ten are in a drawer someplace. She doesn't like photos of herself without a smile.

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