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