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Passport Photos in Hyde Park, NY

Shipping Place & More: Passport photos

Ready to take that “bucket-list” trip of a lifetime? Does looking at a map of Europe make you want to see the plains in Spain? Has your boss asked you to travel to Japan on business? Time to get your passport in order! Whether you need your first-ever passport or you need to renew your old one, you will be required to submit photographs that meet certain criteria. The staff at Shipping Place & More in Hyde Park, New York, are experts in providing quick and affordable passport photos.

Meeting passport photo requirements - at a good price

Shipping Place & More has a state-of-the art digital camera made specifically for passport photographs. These photos are guaranteed to meet all requirements for a passport, whether you choose the traditional passport booklet or the less expensive passport card. With this camera, you will have the right size photograph, with your head photographed at the right distance from the camera.

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Importance of the right passport photo 

Do you know the number one reason that passport applications get held up during the application process? Passport photos that don't meet the requirements! In one recent year, almost 250,000 passport photos were not accepted. The United States and other countries do not take photographic identification lightly; it is a serious business and nearly all nations have similar photograph requirements. Submitting a photo that does not meet requirements will frequently result in processing delays that could interfere with planned travel.  

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We are professional passport photographers

Your photo needs to meet a number of criteria, including the following:

  • Plain white or off-white background
  • Taken within the last six months to reflect your current appearance
  • Full-face view directly facing the camera
  • Neutral facial expression and both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear 
  • No uniforms (except religious clothing worn daily)
  • No hat or head covering (unless worn daily for a religious purpose). 
  • No eyeglasses and the frames of the eyeglasses must not cover the eyes nor have glare or shadows that obscure the eyes.
  • No photos copied or digitally scanned from driver’s licenses or other documents
  • Neither over-exposed or under-exposed with no filters
  • High resolution; not blurry, grainy, or pixelated
  • Sized with the head between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from bottom of chin to top of head.

At Shipping Place & More, our service includes meeting every passport photo requirement for the United States -- and virtually every country on the map. It is not surprising that professional passport photography is recommended. 

Plan ahead 

If you have international travel in your future, don't wait. Your passport photos will be ready in minutes, but application processing times can take months, even for an expedited passport. If your travel includes children, your best bet is to search for the latest information at the State Department website at travel.state.gov.

Renewing your passport 

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If your passport has expired, you will need new photos. You can renew your passport booklet or passport card easily if you have it in your possession, it is not damaged, and it has been issued within the last 15 years. If your name has changed, you will have to show legal proof of the name change. You will be issued a new passport number and your old passport will be returned to you by mail. Again, don't delay in coming in during our business hours for your new passport photo service with our specialized camera at Shipping Place & More

Independent store

The Shipping Place & More store does not process your passport application; we are not affiliated with any government office or government agency. Please note that while we try to be as helpful as possible, we are not able to complete your online passport application or answer questions about expedited passport procedures or other government related questions. Customers can visit the U.S. State Department website at travel.state.gov for current passport questions. This helpful site includes the necessary DS-11 passport application which can be completed online. You can also search this government agency site to stay updated on international travel questions and travel advisories and for information on how to get an expedited passport and passports for children under 16.

Shipping Place & More: Your passport photo center in Hyde Park

We offer passport photo services with no appointment necessary. Please drop by our convenient location at 3979 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park , New York, when it is convenient for you. Our business hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; on Saturday, our hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please call us with additional questions about passport photos -- we'll help you take your best shot! Our phone number is 845-483-7447 or send us a message by clicking the button below.

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