Updated Passport Requirements

Per the U.S. Department of State, beginning November 1st, 2016, customers applying for their U.S. passport or U.S visa or renewing their U.S. passport must remove glasses for their photo.

Last year, more than 200,000 U.S. passport customers submitted poor quality photos which couldn’t be accepted due to issues with glasses. Many U.S. visa applications have been delayed due to the same problem. If you must wear eye glasses for medical reasons, you’ll need to obtain and submit a signed statement with your U.S. passport or U.S. visa application from a medical professional or health practitioner.

For more information on photos, check out passport photo requirements here or contact ALO at 978-905-9992.

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