Immigration Photos

  • Immigration photos Must Be in Color.
  • All immigration photos must be of just the person.
  • Where more than one immigration photo is required, all photos must be identical.
  • Full face, front view, eyes open.
  • Full head from top of hair to bottom of chin; height of head should measure 1 inch to 1-3/8 inches (25 mm to 35 mm).
  • Head within frame (see Figure below).
  • Eye height is between 1-1/8 inches to 1-3/8 inches (28 mm and 35 mm) from bottom of photo.
  • Against a plain white or off-white background.
  • No distracting shadows on the face or background.
  • A natural expression.


Immigration Photo Fee: $15.00 for a set of two
Applications and Petitions That Require Photos and the Number of Photos Required:
Two (2) immigration 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
Three (3) immigration 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
Four (4) immigration 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 immigration 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 supplement