Photos

Your photo is a vital part of your passport application. To learn more, review the information below on how to provide a suitable photo to avoid passport processing delays. The acceptance of your photo is always at the discretion of the U.S. passport agency.We recommend you use a professional passport photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements.Note: Photos must be 2″x 2″ in size with a background that is uniform, plain and white, and free of shadows.

If you are applying for a U.S. Passport, you must provide one (1) photo. Your passport photo must be:

  • In color
  • Printed on photo quality paper
  • 2 x 2 inches (5.5 cm x 5.5 cm) in size
  • Sized such that the head is between 1 inch (2.5 cm) and 1 3/8 inches (3.5 cm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head. View the Photo Composition Template for more size requirement details.
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance
  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis:
  1. Uniforms should not be worn in your photo, except religious clothing that is worn daily.
  2. Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  3. Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  4. NO EYESGLASSES! Hearing devices may be worn for your photo.
  5. Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons (a medical certificate may be required)

Review the Photo Examples to see examples of acceptable and unacceptable photos. Photos copied or digitally scanned from driver’s licenses or other official documents are not acceptable. In addition, snapshots, magazine photos, low quality vending machine or mobile phone photos, and full-length photographs are not acceptable.

Photographs for Use with U.S. Passports

One color photograph is needed. It must measure 2 x 2 inches (5.5 cm by 5.5 cm). The image size from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head (including hair) shall be not less than 1 inch (2.5 cm) and not more than 1 3/8 inches (3.5 cm). The photograph must be on photopaper, show a full front view of the bearer in normal street attire, without a hat. Machine pictures, video printed or polaroid are not acceptable except those meeting our above mentioned stringent requirements and are available from the photoshops listed below. Dark glasses are not acceptable unless required for medical purposes. The photograph should show a plain, light background and must be taken within six months of the date of application.

Ein Farbphoto wird benötigt. Es muss 5.5 cm im Quadrat messen. Das Kopfbild muss vom Kinn bis zum Scheitel mindestens 2.5 cm, aber nicht mehr als 3.5 cm messen. Das Photo muss auf Photopapier gedruckt sein und die direkte Vorderansicht des Antragstellers zeigen, in normaler Strassenkleidung und ohne Kopfbedeckung. Dunkle Brillen dürfen nicht getragen werden, ausser sie sind ärztlich verordnet. Automatenbilder, Videobilder oder Polaroidbilder können nicht angenommen werden, ausser sie entsprechen unseren oben genannten strengen Vorschriften. Solche Bilder sind bei einem der unten angegebenen Photographen erhältlich. Das Photo soll einen glatten, lichten Hintergrund haben und innerhalb der letzten sechs Monate aufgenommen worden sein.

Photo shops that can do U.S. passport photos:

The Embassy is happy to announce that passport and visa photos can now be taken in the waiting room of the Consular Section. The fee is 7 Euro for 4 photos. Payment can be made in Euro only. Please note that the photo machine cannot make change, so please bring the exact amount. The machine accepts both coins and notes.

HARTLAUER
(ask for US passport size photos!)

Foto Fayer & Co GesmbH
Opernring 6
1010 Vienna
Tel.: 512 81 11 0
E-mail: foto@fayer.at
Homepage: http://www.fayer.at

Bildermacher Reinöhl & Reinöhl
Tuchlauben 19
1010 Vienna
Tel. 532 69 19
E-Mail: print1@bildermacher.at
Homepage: http://www.bildermacher.at

Foto Fuxi
Wohlmuthstrasse 31
1020 Vienna
Tel.: 729 5470
Homepage: http://www.fotofuxi.at

Foto Prudlo
Lerchenfelderstrasse 122
1070 Vienna
Tel./Fax: 402 9 405
E-mail: info@prudlo.at
Homepage: http://www.prudlo.at

Foto Weinwurm
Burggasse 56
1070 Vienna
Tel.: 523 74 16
Fax: 523 74 16/77

Foto Nelson
Lederergasse 6
1080 Vienna
Tel.: 402 42 22
E-mail: foto@nelson.at

Foto Hrebicek
St. Veitgasse 59
1130 Vienna
Mobile phone: 0664/210 99 96
E-mail: foto@hrebicek.at
Homepage: http://www.hrebicek.at

Foto Prudlo
Amalienstrasse 25
1130 Vienna
Tel./Fax: 87 63 517
E-mail: info@prudlo.at
Homepage: http://www.prudlo.at

Foto Zimmermann
Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 71
1130 Vienna
Tel.: 877 01 39 or 877 39 39
E-mail: office@fotozimmermann.at

Fotostudio W. Bichler
Thaliastrasse 33
1160 Vienna
Tel.: 495 22 68
E-mail: info@fotostudiobichler.at
Homepage: http://www.fotostudiobichler.at

Fotostudio Pablik
Brunnengasse 33/11
1160 Vienna
Tel.: 49 20 007, mobile phone: 06991/492 0007
E-mail: pablik@pablikpictures.at
Homepage: http://www.pablikpictures.at

Foto Robert Selzer GmbH
Sieveringer Strasse 9
1190 Vienna
Tel.: 320 32 46 or 320 32 86
Fax: 320 32 46-9
E-mail: info@foto-selzer.at

Zauberfoto
Grinzingerstrasse 149a
1190 Vienna
Tel.: 370 14 24
E-mail: office@zauberfoto.at
Homepage: http://www.zauberfoto.at

Foto Robausch
Brigittaplatz 2
1200 Vienna
Tel.: 330 94 63
Fax: 330 94 63-4
E-mail: foto-robausch@chello.at
Homepage: http://www.foto-robausch.at

Jansenberger Fotografie
Donaufelderstrasse 101/4/2
1210 Vienna
Tel.: 914 33 86
E-mail: studio@digitalimage.at
Homepage: http://www.digitalimage.at

Foto Jeschofnig
Brünnerstrasse 15
1210 Vienna
Tel./Fax: 278 13 41
E-mail: office@foto-jeschofnig.at
Homepage: http://www.foto-jeschofnig.at

Tamaras Fotostudio
Nordmanngasse 27/3/8
1210 Vienna
Tel.: 0669/171 37 862
E-mail: office@tamaras-fotostudio.at
Homepage: http://www.tamaras-fotostudio.at

Foto Vodicka
Am Spitz 9
1210 Vienna
Tel.: 278 53 46
Fax: 278 53 46-4

Foto-Nitsche Ges.m.b.H.
Wagramerstrasse 147/1/1
1220 Vienna
Tel.: 203 63 28
E-mail: info@foto-nitsche.at
Homepage: http://www.foto-nitsche.at

Foto Richard Schuster
St. Wendelinplatz 5
1220 Vienna
Tel.: 203 67 70
Fax: 203 84 94
E-mail: contact@fotoschuster.com

Foto Brejcha
Wohnpark Alt Erlaa
Anton Baumgartner Str. 44/SL1
1230 Vienna
Tel.: 667 91 55
Homepage: http://www.bilderdienst.at

Fotostudio T. Staudigl
Breitenfurter Strasse 381a
1230 Vienna
Tel./Fax: 869 03 84
E-mail: studio@fotostudio-staudigl.at
Homepage: http://www.fotostudio-staudigl.at

Foto Tschank
Singerstrasse 11-13
2700 Wr. Neustadt
Tel.: 02622/22655
E-mail: office@tschank.at
Homepage: http://www.tschank.at

Foto Zwazl
Leopoldstrasse 6
3400 Klosterneuburg
Tel.: 02243 32502 /0664/4610243
E-mail: heinz.zwazl@utanet.at
Homepage: http://www.firmenabc.at

Fotopia Medien, Handel, IT & Consulting GmbH
Betlehemstrasse 1a
4020 Linz
Tel.: 0732/78 15 15
Fax: 0732/78 15 16
E-mail: office@fotopia.at
Homepage: http://www.fotopia.at

Paul Hamm GmbH – Digitale Fotografie
Hauptstrasse 7
4040 Linz
Tel.: 0732/700 968
Fax: 0732/700 9684
E-mail: fotoatelier@paul-hamm.at
Homepage: http://www.paul-hamm.at

Fotostudio Werner Redl
Johann Roithner Strasse 33
4050 Traun
Mobile phone: 0676/708 9011
E-mail: office@WERfotografiert.at
Homepage: http://www.WERfotografiert.at

Paul Hamm GmbH
Stadtplatz 33/1. Stock
4400 Steyr
Tel. 07252-52435
Fax 07252-524354
E-mail: foto-steyr@paul-hamm.at
Homepage: www.paul-hamm.at

Gerhard Fotografiert
Kaiser Josef-Platz 31
4600 Wels
Tel.: 07242/207 183, mobile phone: 0699/104 07993
Homepage: http://www.gerhardfotografiert.at

Foto Karl Werkgarner KG
Kaiser Josef Platz 16-17
4600 Wels
Tel.: 07242/45268
E-mail: office@werkgarner.at
Homepage: www.werkgarner.at

Fotostudio Gerhard Humer
Kienzlstrasse 30
4730 Waizenkirchen
Tel.: 07277/2358, mobile phone: 0699/104 07993
Homepage: http://www.fotohumer.at

Foto Hirnschrodt
Friedrich-Thurner-Str. 2-3
4910 Ried im Innkreis
Tel. 07752/82 6 82-0
Fax: 07752/82 6 82-200
E-mail: office@foto-hirnschrodt.at
Homepage: http://www.foto-hirnschrodt.at

Foto August
Pairis-Lodron-Strasse 1
5020 Salzburg
Tel.: 0662/87 55 69
E-mail: foto-august@aon.at

Fotostudio R. Holitzky
Marktstrasse 63
5582 St. Michael
Tel.: 06477/7630
E-mail: info@foto-studio.at
Homepage: http://www.foto-studio.at

Foto Baptist
Schlossplatz 2/6
5700 Zell am See
Tel.: 06542/73256, mobile phone: 0664/231 6585
Fax: 06542/73256-81
E-mail: info@photoshop.at
Homepage: http://www.bilderservice.at

Die Fotografen
Meinhardstrasse 16
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: 0512/560770
Fax: 0512/560717
E-mail: die.fotografen@chello.at
Homepage: http://www.diefotografen.at

Fotostudio Stanger
Anichstrasse 33
6020 Innsbruck
Tel.: 0512/589181
Fax: 0512/589181
E-mail: office@fotostanger.com
Homepage: http://www.fotostanger.com

fotoengel
Krippgasse 10
6060 Hall in Tirol
Tel.: 05223/57277
Fax: 05223/41334
E-mail: fotoengel@cnh.at
Homepage: http://www.photoengel.at

Zanella-Kux Fotografie
Franz-Josefstrasse 4
6130 Schwaz
Tel.: 05242/63101
E-mail: info@zanella-kux.at
Homepage: http://www.zanella-kux.at/

Foto Karg
Kinkstrasse 5
6330 Kufstein
Tel.: 05372/62606-0
Fax: 05372/62606-4
E-Mail: foto.karg@kufnet.at
Homepage: http://www.fotokarg.at

Flash Fotoservice Rauth KG
Traunsteinerweg 2
6370 Kitzbühel
Tel. 05356/71443 or 0664/4412538
E-Mail: info@flash-fotoservice.com

der fotograf/ANDREAS KÜNK
Jakob Stemer Weg 7
6780 Schruns
Tel./Fax: 05556/75677, mobile phone: 0664/476 0705
E-mail: kuenk@augenblicke.biz
Homepage: http://www.augenblicke.biz

Foto Fels
Schmiedgasse 8
6800 Feldkirch
Tel.: 05522/76 158
E-mail: info@foto-fels.at
Homepage: http://www.foto-fels.at

Foto Tschank
Hauptstrasse 7
7000 Eisenstadt
Tel.: 02682/63230

Foto Weiss
Kalchberggasse 1
8010 Graz
Tel.: 0316 830556
E-mail: shop@pixelland.at
Homepage: http://www.pixelland.at

Foto Toth
Brunnengasse 6
8230 Hartberg
Tel./Fax: 03332/62310, mobile phone: 0660/762 5323

Foto Schmickl
Hauptstraße 74
8301 Laßnitzhöhe bei Graz
Tel.: 03133/32990
Fax: 03133/32990-4
E-mail: office@foto-schmickl.at
Homepage: http://www.foto-schmickl.at

Fotostudio Wilke
Hauptplatz 21
8700 Leoben
Tel.: 03842/42177
E-mail: studio@wilke.at
Homepage: http://www.wilke.at

Fotostudio Marion
Gabelhofensiedlung 2
8753 Fohnsdorf
Tel./Fax: 03572/85828
E-mail: fotostudio-marion@speed.at
Homepage: http://www.fotostudio-marion.at

Studio Horst
8. Mai Strasse 28
9020 Klagenfurt
Tel.: 0463/508181
E-mail: office@studiohorst.at
Homepage: http://www.studiohorst.at

Fotostudio Tölderer
Rosentaler Strasse 136
9020 Klagenfurt
Tel.: 0463/204247
E-mail: foto.toelderer@speed.at