Photo Background – What Background Should I Use for My Photo?

Question & AnswerQuestion:  I want to take my own passport photo. I was thinking about taking it in my living room which has a nice floral wallpaper I can use as my photo background. Is that OK? `

Answer:  Passport photos must have a specific photo background. Hence, a white background is the only color a passport picture must have. Any other background color will not work. Especially, DO NOT use a patterned wallpaper as background. Sorry but that will be a very bad idea. Therefore, the photo background for passport photographs are very particular when it comes to the State Department.

Furthermore, the Department prefer you take your the photos at a facility that has an abundant amount of experience with taking passport photographs. The State Department is very strict and can delay the passport renewal process if the 2 photos do not meet their requirements. Taking a passport photo at home can be a challenge, so seek the help a professional.

Many people are rejected every year because they do not follow the simple guidelines for passport photos which can be found in this article.

Regular passport processing usually takes about 4-6 weeks to obtain a passport. You can use an expedited passport service which will process your passport within 2-3 weeks. The quickest way to obtain a passport would be to visit your closest regional passport agency. Or, employ a professional expediter to submit your application for you. You should be able to receive your passport in two weeks or less.