The ONE government line you can avoid…every 10 years

Passport Photo Store

It’s no coincidence that the most critical part of your passport can be the most time-consuming.

And most embarrassing if you are not careful!

Passport photo requirements can be daunting for the first-time applicants.

Most would-be passport holders will opt to have the image taken in person by an “official service provider” such as a pharmacy, Postal Annex or post office.

If you’ve ever sat in a passport application line and wondered what was taking so long…it was probably the photo.

The laundry list of requirements for a passport photo runs the gamut from the basics – a 2 x 2 inch color image printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper – to more detailed restrictions – like image background, clothing requirements, and the amount of space within the photo taken up by your face.

It may seem far more convenient to take care of this important and seemingly complicated task at one of the above locations, but is it really worth the time for this simple pic?

The average American spends hundreds of hours a year waiting in line and 37 Billion as a country in total.

Passport photo line

Yes…that’s billion with a capitol “B”.

Every second of it gets harder to bare as advancing technology plunges us deeper into the world of instant gratification.  Sure, you could browse the web on your smart phone, read, or meditate as you wait around.

Though we doubt there is any extra joy in standing in line for your passport photos.

Is there another way?

Yes there is!

Get your Passport Photos Online


Save some money and buy back your time.  Two good reasons to get your passport photos online!


You can roll your eyes at our attempt at some poetry, but the process is quite easy in the digital age we think it deserves a jingle.

The service actually utilizes the often over looked little device standard on almost every laptop and desktop out there today.

Your computer’s WebCam. online service allows you to skip the lines and the mind-numbing boredom of waiting by snapping your passport photo using your WebCam.

Take your passport photo online, on YOUR time.


You’ll get more than just a 2” x 2” picture of yourself…you’ll get your time back


Sit in front of whatever background you want (our service puts your photo in front of a proper white/neutral background) and ware your normal clothing – no uniforms or camouflage allowed. Hats and other head coverings, except for religious wear, are also verboten.

Face the camera directly with a neutral facial expression (or very small smile) and make sure that nothing is casting a shadow over your face.

Once you’re confident everything is in place, snap the pic and you’re done!

And it only took 2 minuets.

Still unsure? Go over the State Department’s passport photo requirements one step at a time will put you at ease. And then re-take your photo till you get one you are satisfied with.

Might as well make sure it’s a good one.


Passports are valid for 10 years


Who isn’t in a better state of mind at home than they are after spending a frustrating hour waiting in line at a government office?

If you still feel uncertain about your photo’s ability to meet all the passport photo requirements, upload it to the State Department’s website. They offer an online tool for testing your photo’s eligibility.

We got your back as well.

If our photo processing agents feel that your pic does not meet criteria we will let you know and offer you your money back or as many other opportunities to retake your photo until we get it right!

Having this crucial step of the passport process complete before arriving at the application acceptance facility will save you a great deal of time. Non-compliant photos that do not meet government standards are a cause for your passport application’s denial.

That would stink!

Best to have someone with you to make sure you get it right.

Using your webcam at, you’re not just buying an image – you’re buying back your valuable time.

What will you do with yours?


What are some other lines you wish could be avoided? 

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