US Passport Photo Requirements

Passport Photo Requirements


The United States Embassy in Manila has released a notice to the public in regard to the poor quality of photos that they have been receiving with passport applications. The notice states that poor quality photos are the number one reason for passport delays. 

I personally have found that being proactive with quality assurance is quite necessary in making sure that I get acceptable passport images (or images for any other use).

If you have the proper equipment and setting, then you can produce your own passport images by following the Passport Photo Guidelines provided by the U.S. State Department.
The top five reasons for passport images being rejected by the U.S. Embassy:
  • Photo is digitally edited or retouched – Do not alter or edit your passport photo. This includes airbrushing the background to make it appear whiter (as this sometimes affects the shape of the head) and photoshopping of attire. Your passport photo should be the best likeness of you; do not use filters commonly used on social media.
  • Eyeglasses – Please remove your glasses for your passport photo, even if you normally wear them. If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with your application.
  • Photo is more than six months old – Your photo must have been taken within six months of submitting your passport application.
  • Head size is incorrect – Often, the photo has been taken from too close or too far away. The head should be centered in the photo and sized between 1 inch and 1.4 inches (2.5 cm and 3.5 cm).
  • Poor-quality image or photos – We cannot use blurry, grainy, or pixelated photos, or photos that are not printed on photo-quality paper. Your photos should always be clear and as high-resolution as possible. 
This information is good to keep in mind not just for your US passport photos, but for any and all images that are required for IDs and other purposes. Size and background color of images may vary depending on the use.


Is The US Anti-Immigrant?

Is The US Anti-Immigrant? 

I recently saw several Filipino women on CNN talking about how anti-immigrant the US is because it protects its border and enforces immigration laws. 

These women are in the US and they are Democrats. I wonder if these women understand that the Philippines is more strict about immigration than the US is. 

Of course they do know this, but they are Democrats and will therefore say anything that benefits themselves personally truth be damned. 

We know of a family who flew to Mexico and attempted to enter the US illegally. They think they have the right. What would happen to you if you did this in the Philippines? It is not hard to find out. The Bureau of Immigration webpage and the news are full of people who were arrested, jailed and or deported for doing such things. 

Does this make the Philippines anti-immigrant?

No. It most certainly does not.

A nation has not only the right, but the responsibility to protect its border and its citizens and to control immigration through an orderly process of law.

But people who want to parasite off of the US will say anything. 

They are the kind of people who defund the police and then call the police to save them from the mobs. 

Or like the defund the police moron who called the police on a Lyft driver who refused to roll up his windows. She blames white supremacy, instead of her own entitlement mentality. Yes, I am sure the Lyft driver wanted to crack his windows because he is a Nazi. Makes sense doesn't it? I guess she never heard of COVID19.

Open borders and defunded police are just a small part of the credo of the stupid. Stupidity, criminality and the entitlement mentality are unsustainable, but once these seeds are planted in young minds they are all but impossible to remove and they become a ticking time-bomb for a society. Who doesn't love free s#it? But getting things for free is not good for the human spirit and it does not build character and integrity. It creates a society of dependents who are slaves addicted to the free s#it machine. That is exactly what Communists (the arch-Capitalists who run the Democrat party) want.

And when these psychopaths get the power they want the free s#it machine grinds to a screeching halt. Then you get the gulag and the bread line. That is what is coming to America all thanks to entitlement mentality useful idiots, like the ones mentioned at the beginning of this post.