U.S. Passport Photo Requirements

  • Size of photo: 2 x 2 inch.
  • Photographed person has to look towards the camera with open eyes.
  • Acceptable head height is between 1 inch to 1-3/8 inches in the photo. (from bottom of chin to top of head)
  • Adjust the head to the horizontal center of the photo.
  • Correct eye height is between 1-1/8 inches to 1-3/8 inches (28 mm and 35 mm) from bottom of photo.
  • Take the photo in front of a white or off-white background.
  • Set the lighting to avoid being shadows on the face or on the background.
  • Photographed person has to has natural facial expression. Opened mouth is not allowed.
U.S. passport photo requirements
U.S. Passport Photo - Head Position & Placement

U.S. Green Card Photo Requirements

  • Requirements are equal to U.S. passport photo requirements. But there are some additional requirements.
  • Only JPEG file format is acceptable.
  • Maximum file size is 240 KB (240 kilobytes).
  • Minimum image dimensions are 600 x 600 pixels. Width and height must be equal.
  • 24-bit color depth photo is required. Another formats are not acceptable.

Steps To Create Green Card Photo

  • Take a photo according to requirements.
  • Go to the Main Page and select the next options on the Upload form:
  • Country: United States Print size: Single photo (CV, Green Card, etc.)
  • Select the photo that you want to upload.
  • Click on the Upload button.
  • After this the Crop page will appear where you can adjust the crop area.
  • On the Crop page you can adjust the brightness and contrast too.
  • Set the resolution to 300 dpi. 150 dpi is too low. If you choose 600 dpi, the file size will be bigger than 240 KB.
  • Click on the Make Photo button in the right-bottom corner.
  • After this the Download page will appear from where you can download your Green Card Photo.