Obtaining or renewing a passport requires a head shot, but not just any profile photo will do. Photos requirements for passports are a bit stringent and must be a certain size, many people choose to have photos taken at a location with passport photo services. Avoid the hassle of figuring out the specifics by getting passport photos taken at Walmart, or by uploading them to Walmart's website and picking up the printouts at a local Walmart location.
An online photo-processing tool on Walmart's website can be used to upload a high quality profile shot, then print it at your nearest Walmart store. To upload photos, select "passport photos" from the photos section of the Walmart website. Select "create now" to upload a photo from a computer, mobile device or even a social media account. A passport photo must be a front-facing head shot, taken without a hat, head covering or eyeglasses as well as fitting other official requirements.
Once you've uploaded one or several potential passport images, select the "add photo" option to position an image in Walmart's passport template. Adjust the zoom level and positioning of the image until it fits the head outline on the template to create an appropriate passport photo. Select "preview" to ensure the image is crisp and clear. Once happy with the photo, click "add to cart" and click through to pay for the purchase. Select an in-store option to pick up the photo at your local Walmart location.
The passport photo package from Walmart includes 2x2 passport photos printed on the same sheet of photo paper. Trim the images along the provided guidelines to the 2x2 inch passport size photo to fit requirements. Cut the images out carefully to ensure they're trimmed evenly, to fit the passport book. The passport only requires one of the photos, but it still must be trimmed to passport specifications.
Other Photo Requirements
If uploading your own passport photo online to Walmart's website to utilize printing services in store, several other requirements must be met to ensure the photo meets passport standards. The image should be taken against a plain off-white or white background color. Both eyes must be fully open. As for facial expressions, only a neutral expression or a slight natural smile will do. Besides the rules barring eyeglasses and head coverings, other accessories such as earbuds and headphones are also not allowed in passport photos. Photos should not be a selfie and extravagant clothes should be avoided, photo tools may be allowed but photos should not have filters applied.
Many, if not most, Walmart locations have a photo center in the store and receiving your Walmart passport photos is easy. Those that do offer passport photography service as well. To get passport photos taken in your local store, visit the Walmart photo center and tell the representative you need passport photos taken. A photo center employee will take your passport picture and print passport photos designed to meet U.S. passport photo standards.
Other locations to have passport or visa photos taken include CVS, Costco, Walgreens, or other locations which offer digital photo services. Ensure prior to taking photos that all passport photo requirements are being met to ensure no delay in your passport application approval.