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Hello, 

I mailed my i129f packet yesterday and am worrying about my passport picture. Wanted to ask for yalls opinion as to whether you think it will be rejected due to the shadow. I used the state departments crop tool so I know it's centered and good in that respect, but the shadow worries me. 

Thanks in advance! 

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31 minutes ago, Franlovera said:

Hello, 

I mailed my i129f packet yesterday and am worrying about my passport picture. Wanted to ask for yalls opinion as to whether you think it will be rejected due to the shadow. I used the state departments crop tool so I know it's centered and good in that respect, but the shadow worries me. 

Thanks in advance! 

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If the picture isnt good they will send you a letter asking for new pictures

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Agree with the local drugstore idea. I went to local Walgreens and got 4 passport photos for $10-12. Sometimes they even have coupons.

 

YMMV

 

 


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57 minutes ago, mytruelove18 said:
1 minute ago, Pitaya (火龙果) said:

Agree with the local drugstore idea. I went to local Walgreens and got 4 passport photos for $10-12. Sometimes they even have coupons.

 

YMMV

 

 

Thanks, 

I wish I would have just done that to begin with. Bums me out that this will add extra time to the case. 

Thanks again all. 

 

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8 hours ago, USN_MSC said:

it looks like you took a selfie and yes, the shadow is probably going to result in them asking for another photo...my opinion. but if they want another photo, easy enough to go to local drugstore and get it done.

 

8 hours ago, Pitaya (火龙果) said:

Agree with the local drugstore idea. I went to local Walgreens and got 4 passport photos for $10-12. Sometimes they even have coupons.

 

YMMV

 

 

How long do you think the RFE for new passport picture of petitioner would add to the process? The RFE master list doesn't have entries newer than 2016, but seems most times they send passport pictures it took about 10 days from the RFE to approval date.

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37 minutes ago, Franlovera said:

 

How long do you think the RFE for new passport picture of petitioner would add to the process? The RFE master list doesn't have entries newer than 2016, but seems most times they send passport pictures it took about 10 days from the RFE to approval date.

There is no given time frame for a RFE. Most people are lucky and it takes less than a month total, while for others it can take longer. Try not to stress about it, it'll more likely not take too long.


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Can't believe nobody has shared with you this link yet for future reference:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/requirements/photos.html

it has absolutely everything you need in regards to U.S. passport pictures.

 

As others have stated, shadows are a no no and will more than likely result in a RFE, best of luck :thumbs:

 


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6 minutes ago, oflyingbunnyo said:

Can't believe nobody has shared with you this link yet for future reference:

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/requirements/photos.html

it has absolutely everything you need in regards to U.S. passport pictures.

 

As others have stated, shadows are a no no and will more than likely result in a RFE, best of luck :thumbs:

 

Thanks, 

Yeah I had seen the link but not the examples. I read up to 

  • Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face

And said. "Well the shadow is on the background, I should be fine." lol

 

Alright, thanks hopefully the rfe won't take too long. 

I appreciate the feedback 

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You can also use the photo tool in that website to see if the system accepts the photo.


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There are certain things in life you should spend money on, and others in which economies are possible. In the former category, I would include shoes, overcoats and anything involving USCIS. Pay some money at your local passport photo shop and don't waste time on submitting a shadow-filled selfie when you get these bounced back.

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background must be pure white, not yellow.

 

no shadows behind your head at all.

 

i took my own selfie photo for my k1 visa and it worked, i had two that i brought with me with different backgrounds and they said the one with a yellow tinge background wouldn't work it must be pure white because they will scan it and put it onto the visa after.

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Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, Boris Farage said:

There are certain things in life you should spend money on, and others in which economies are possible. In the former category, I would include shoes, overcoats and anything involving USCIS. Pay some money at your local passport photo shop and don't waste time on submitting a shadow-filled selfie when you get these bounced back.

Agree.  The immigration process requires a great deal of knowledge, planning, time, patience, and money...........passport photos are one of the SMALL money items.......

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We made our own passport photos, but read the guidelines and tips. I used an app called PassportBooth to take the photos, and printed them at Walgreens for less than $1 for all 12. I borrowed a projection screen from my office and set it up on my patio on a cloudy day to prevent shadows. My spouse and I took turns taking each others photos. It worked perfectly. All that being said, if you are unable to go through that trouble, then your best bet is having them professionally done. Walgreens is expensive at $15 for two photos. Costo and Sams are only $5 for two photos, if you've got a membership.

 

I'm curious what they use all of those photos for, since the GC came with the photo taken during biometrics.

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Don't know of you're in the US or not, but I got my photos at Costco for $4.99 for 4.


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