Passport & Visa Photo Guidelines

Make sure your photo is accepted by following our easy to understand guidelines.

Swift can size and print your passport and visa photos for a nominal fee of $15. Before sending your photo, please be sure to follow all of the guidelines below:



  • hoto MUST be taken up against a white wall, with no obstructions such as windows, doors, brick, light fixtures, etc.
  • Photo file needs to be uploaded as a .jpeg or .jpg file. Other file formats cannot be properly formatted
  • Photo should be taken from mid-chest up- leaving room above the top of your head in the picture with BOTH ears showing. 
  • It is better for photo to be taken further back than up close



Ways for Photos to be Rejected:

  • No professional “headshots”- please face forward 
  • Scans of photos already printed out
  • Please do not attempt to resize or format the photo in any way
  • Have someone else take the picture of you; please do not send pictures you take of yourself (no selfies) 
  • No eye glasses
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