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 http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotos/index.html, or contact the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1 800 375 5283.
For more information, please visit the USCIS and INS web site
Please bring an example or a set of specifications for your requirements.
Photo Requirements listed below:
• Digital Photos: Digitally reproduced photographs must be reproduced without discernible pixels or dot patterns. Photocopied photographs are NOT accepted.
• The photos must be 2 x 2 inch and
• A white background must be used
• The ears must be visible in INS (USCIS) photos
• INS (USCIS) photos photos must be no more than 30 days old
• Glossy finish is required for INS (USCIS) photos
• The image of the head must be between one and one and a quarters inches
Applications and Petitions That Require Photos, and the Number Required
2 photos are required for the following forms: $25
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 (4 photos $40.00)
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: $40.00
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’ non immigrant status — file with 3 photos of you + 3 photos of each immediate family member for which you file an I-914A supplement
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, visit our website at www.uscis.gov, or call our customer service at 1 800.375.5283.