USCIS Announces Change In Photo Standard

USCIS ANNOUNCES CHANGE IN PHOTO STANDARD TO TAKE EFFECT

Washington, DC – In accordance with language specified in the Border Security Act of 2003, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  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.

USCIS Photo Regulations

For more information on photo standards visit the Department for State website at http://travel.state.gov/pptphotos/index.html or contact the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.