Passport Photos- Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS)
USCIS Is Making Photos Simpler
Old Three-Quarter Style Photo is no longer required.
In accordance with language specified in the Border Security Act of 2003, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a change in the photo requirements for all applicants from a three-quarter face position to a standard, full-frontal face position to take effect August 2, 2004.
All photos must be of just the person. Where more than one photo is required, all photos of the person must be identical. All photos must meet the specifications for full-frontal/passport photos. For more information on photo standards, visit the Department of State website at this link, or contact the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1 800 375 5283.
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Applications and Petitions That Require Photos, and the Number Required
2 photos are required for the following forms:
- I-90 – Renew or replace your Permanent Resident Card (green card)
- I-131 – Re-entry permit, refugee travel document, or advance parole
- I-485 – Adjust status and become a permanent resident while in the U.S.
- I-765 – Employment Authorization/Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
- I-777 – Replace Northern Mariana Card
- I-821 – Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Program
- N-300 – Declaration of Intent (to apply for U.S. citizenship)
- N-400 – Naturalization (to become a U.S. citizen)
- N-565 – Replace Naturalization/Citizenship Certificate
3 photos are required for the following forms:
- I-698 – Temporary Resident’s application under the 1987 Legalization Program for permanent resident status — file 1 photo for your application, and bring the other 2 with you to your interview
- N-600K – To apply for U.S. citizenship for foreign-born child residing abroad with U.S. citizen parent
4 photos are required for the following forms:
- I-817 – To apply for Family Unity Benefits
- I-881 – NACARA — suspension of deportation or special rule cancellation
File the following with your photos and of others as shown below:
- I-129F – Fiancé(e) Petition — file with 1 photo of you + 1 photo of fiancé(e)
- I-130 – Relative petition — if filing for your husband or wife, file with 1 photo of you + 1 photo of your husband or wife
- I-589 – Asylum — file with 1 photo of you + 1 photo of each family member listed in Part A. II that you are including in your application
- I-730 – Relative petition filed by a person granted Asylum or Refugee status — file with 1 photo of the family member for whom you are filing the I-730
- I-914 – ‘T’ nonimmigrant status — file with 3 photos of you + 3 photos of each immediate family member for which you file an I-914A supplementAll photos must be of just the person. Where more than one photo is required, all photos of the person must be identical.All photos must meet the specifications for full-frontal/passport photos. For more information, visit official website at www.uscis.gov, or call our customer service at 1 800 375 5283.
Special Instructions for Form I-589 “Application for Political Asylum”
For applicants filing Form I-589 “Application for Political Asylum” with the USCIS on or after March 29, 1998:
1. Do not submit a completed fingerprint card (FD-258) or fingerprint fee with your application. Your application will be accepted without the fingerprint card attached. If you submit a completed fingerprint card with your application on or after March 29, 1998, the card will be rejected and you will be re-fingerprinted by USCIS.
2. You are exempt from the $70 biometric fee.
3. After USCIS receives your application, USCIS will provide you with an appointment letter with the location of the nearest USCIS authorized fingerprint site. Please read the instructions in the appointment letter, and take it to the USCIS authorized fingerprint site when you go to your fingerprint appointment.
Exception: * Applicants and petitioners residing abroad who are fingerprinted at a United States consular or military installation abroad do not need to be fingerprinted by USCIS and are exempt from the $70 biometric fee. These applicants and petitioners must file their completed card at the time their application or petition is filed.