Aug 5 2004
USCIS ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN PHOTO STANDARD TO TAKE EFFECT
AUGUST 2ND, 2004
Washington, DC – In accordance with language specified in the Border Security Act of 2003, U.S.
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a change in the photo requirements for
all applicants from a three-quarter face position to a standard, full frontal face position to take effect
August 2, 2004.
USCIS will accept both three-quarter and full color frontal photographs until September 1, 2004 after which only full frontal color will be accepted.
The application process of customers who have already submitted materials that include color photos with
the three-quarter standard will not be affected by this change.
All photos must be of just the applicant. Where more than one photo is required, all photos of the person
must be identical. All photos must meet the specifications for full frontal/passport photos and must be no
more than 30 days old when an application is filed.
three-quarter/passport full frontal/passport
For more information on photo standards visit the Department of State website at
http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotos/index.html or contact the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.