​Passport Services

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Passport Photos

Passport Applicants may submit their own photos, provided that they meet U.S. State Department guidelines and are approved by the Passport Acceptance Agent.  In order to avoid delays in processing passport applications, photos that do not meet the guidelines below will not be accepted.  Passport photo services are available on site for a nominal fee.

U.S. Passport Photo Guidelines

2" X 2" color photo on thin photo paper or stock
High-resolution photography and printing are strongly recommended without retouching or enhancements
The entire face should be in focus; fine facial features should be discernible
Shadows should not appear on face or background
Head should be positioned directly facing the camera; subject should have natural expression
Eyes should be open and looking at camera
Eye glasses should be worn if normally used by the subject - no glare on glasses
Background should be white or off-white
Include head wear if worn daily for religious purposes. Head wear should not obscure or cast shadows on the eyes or any other part of the face

​Hours & Location

Passport Hours

Monday-Thursday:  9 am – 6 pm*
Friday: 9 am – 4:30 pm*

*Routine applications received after 4 pm will be mailed the next business day.

All Expedited Applications will be mailed the same day.

*Passport Services is closed on weekends, holidays and when the University is closed for business during academic breaks.

Location

Passport Services
375 Tate Student Center
The University of Georgia 
Athens, Georgia
30602-3115

Phone: 706-542-3040
passport@uga.edu

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