WildCARD Photo Specifications

WildCARD Photo Requirements

  • Recent color photo
  • White smooth background
  • Tip: Use a white towel, sheet or large piece of paper as a backdrop.
  • Acceptable file format: .jpg file format
    • Maximum file size: 2MB
    • Minimum pixel size: 600px x 600px
  • Centered and front view of full face – no profile
  • Cropped from just above the top of the head to the collarbone
  • Bright, even lighting
  • Eyes wide open and visible
  • Wear prescription glasses if you normally do so

Not Acceptable:

  • Hats, sunglasses, or other items that obscure your face
  • Glare on glasses, shadows
  • Other visible people or objects in the photo
  • Inappropriate expressions
  • Borders on the photo
  • Senior portraits or school photos

Image Examples

Acceptable image:

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Unacceptable images:

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To view more examples of acceptable and unacceptable ID images, visit the U.S. Department of State website.

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