Walgreens Passport Photo

Walgreens Passport Photo

Get your perfect biometric photo (compliance guaranteed)

What do you get?

You save time and money - take a biometric photo conveniently without leaving home

Digital photo within a few seconds or printouts shipping to your home
Professional service
Over 1,000,000 people have used our services within 7 years.
Money-back guarantee
If your photo is rejected by authorities, we will refund you twice the price you paid
Satisfaction guarantee
Take as many photo shots as you want - you pay only when you are satisfied
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Walgreens Passport Picture - requirements

Walgreens Passport Photo
Width: 2 in
Height: 2 in
301 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 1.29 in
  • Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 1.18 in
Is it suitable for online submission?
Is it printable?
Background Color

How to take a photo?

Body-camera distance
Body-camera distance
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face

Walgreens passport photo cost

Take your U.S. Passport Photo at Walgreens Pharmacy at the cost of 35c!

Generally, the price of a standard 4x6 inch photo print at Walgreens is $14.99, but in fact, you can get your US Passport photo for $0.35 at the same place! 

If you have been asking yourself “where can I get passport photos taken”, the answer is not only Walgreens, but actually any photo-copying store that allows 4x6 inch printouts!

The trick consists in asking for a printout of a standard photo (size 4x6 inch- meaning two passport photos of 2x2 inch dimensions) instead of a document photo printout. Not only is it a money-saving solution, but in addition, you can reuse the spare photo when applying for other documents!

Print size of passport photo at Walgreens

All you need is to generate a passport photo template using the Passport Photo Maker page. Next, find the nearest Walgreens pharmacy (or any other store that offers passport photography printing services). After having your photo printed, all you need to do is cut it out of the template. Bear in mind that the U.S. passport application requires a photo size of exactly 2*2 inches- which might make it unsuited for other documents (like the Canadian Visa).

How to print passport photos at Walgreens?

If you visit Walgreens or any other photocopying store, you will usually find a printer to be used by customers to print out photos of various sizes. If there is no printer, ask an employee for a printout. The file containing the photography can either be saved on your USB drive, or sent by email or through the Walgreens mobile app. To print a 2x2 inch photo, just print the prepared US Passport photo template you prepared out as a 4x6 inch photo (postcard size photo)-there will be 2 identical passport size photos on the printout. Don’t hesitate to try our free Walgreens passport photo tool -all you need to do is upload a selfie and see the result for yourself!

Walgreens passport photo- opening hours

You can get your passport photo at any moment and get a ready-to-print template here. To print it out at Walgreens, make sure to check the opening hours (the standard opening hours being 9am to 9pm). If it seems difficult to fit around your schedule, you can choose to get the template mailed via our Premium Photo Service (scroll down for details!).

How many passport photos are included in the photo template?

A standard ready-to-print template with the dimensions of 4 by 6 inches contains two 2x2 inch passport photos. The price of a passport photo template on our webpage is $5.95. A 4x6 printout of the template at Walgreens will set you back $0.35, while a regular passport photo printout price at Walgreens is $14.99!

Walgreens passport photo guidelines

If you use our service to prepare your US Passport template, you do not need to worry about the size of the photo or framing. However, you should bear in mind that wrong posture, facial expression or forbidden items might cause a photo’s rejection by the relevant authorities. That’s why we encourage you to be aware of official requirements for a US Passport photo. General guidelines are almost identical for all passport photos. You never know when you might need it, so scroll down to find out passport photo requirements:

Passport photo requirements:

  • Natural facial expression
  • Directly facing the camera (your whole face has to be visible)
  • Background should be white or off-white 
  • Extravagant outfits or uniforms might cause your photo to be rejected. Religious clothing, however, is allowed
  • Taken within the last 6 months
  • Glasses, headphones and other items not be worn

Walgreens passport photo- most common mistakes

Use the checklist below to make sure you managed to avoid the most common mistakes made when taking a passport photo at Walgreens, including:

  • Tilting your face or not looking straight into the camera.
  • Smiling or frowning.
  • The picture having shadows, creases or stains.
  • Forgetting to remove your eyeglasses/sunglasses.
  • Wearing a head cover that is prohibited.
  • Using a background that is not allowed (any color other than white or off-white and any patterns).
  • Using filters or an editing software to retouch your photo.

How to take a passport photo at home? 

Have you given thought to the option of taking a passport photograph at home, to avoid crowds and the additional cost of hiring a photographer? In fact, all you need to do to take a passport photo in the comfort of your home is your smartphone and our app, or the web-page-based service of PhotoAiD. 

Before you start snapping photos, make sure to go through the checklists above and make sure you fulfill all the requirements when it comes to your outfit or posture. 

Once you are ready, all that is left for you to do is simply follow the 5 straightforward steps detailed below:

  • Pick a time of day where there's enough natural light outside, choose a room with a white wall or wallpaper (another option is to put a sheet on the wall to create a basic photo studio), and stand near the wall so that there are no shadows. It is always better to rely on natural light instead of artificial light, as there is no risk of red-eye effect or skin tone change on the picture.
  • Don’t rely on selfies- either ask someone to snap a photo from you or place the camera on a mount (tripod) roughly 3 feet away. 
  • Check your posture, the position of your head, your facial expression.
  • Take as many snaps as you need, and once you’re satisfied with the result, upload the picture of your choice to our app or web toolkit.
  • Get the result, a perfect passport photo, directly into your email inbox ready to be printed or as a hard copy to your postal address.

Walgreens passport photo near me

You cannot find any Walgreens Pharmacy around you, or the work hours do not suit you? No need to worry, as the photo template we provide is universal - you can print it out in any printing store. If this option doesn’t suit your needs either, you can order a printout delivered to your home with our Premium Passport Photo Service. Check out the details below and save yourself time and money.

PhotoAiD service 

Once you have uploaded your picture, it will be transformed into a professional photo meeting U.S. Passport criteria. Afterwards, you can either:

- Download a digital version and a printable photo template for $6.95 - your digital photo and the template will have the original background erased, and will be reviewed by an expert to make sure it fulfills all the official requirements. We also provide an acceptance warranty, meaning you get your money back if the photo isn’t accepted by the Passport Office.


- Try our Premium service - For $9.95 you will get all the services described above + a hard copy sent to your physical address. This means no need to go to a Walgreens or any other print shop at all and is a much cheaper and more comfortable solution than using a Walgreens passport photo printing service.

Last update: 3/24/23

Frequently Asked Questions

💡 Is it possible to take passport photos at Walgreens?

Yes, you can take a passport photo at Walgreens. However, it might be easier, faster and cheaper if you get a passport photo online and then just print it out at Walgreens.

💡 What time can I take a passport photo at Walgreens?

Although it depends on a specific Walgreens store, most of the Walgreens Pharmacies are open from 9 a.m. till 9 p.m. However, you should remember that taking a passport photo at the spot will take you some time, and you’d need to come much earlier than 9 p.m. That’s why you will save time if you only print out the passport photo template at Walgreens, having prepared the digital US passport photo in advance!

💡 How much is a passport photo at Walgreens?

The regular cost of a passport photo at Walgreens is $14.99, but using our photo template, you can get it for $0.35

Walgreens will provide you with a printed passport photo within 1 hour from getting photo data. You can save time if you take the photo earlier, send it to Walgreens and later just collect the printed passport photo.

In Walgreens Pharmacy there are different photo sizes available. The most popular ones are: 2x2, 4x4, 4x5.3, 4x6, 5x7, 8x8 and 8x10 inches.

No, Walgreens does not provide you with a digital copy of your passport photo. If you need your picture in a digital format, try PhotoAiD services.

You can easily print pictures from your phone at Walgreens. The easiest way to go about this is to download the Walgreens mobile app. Don't forget to download also our PhotoAiD App!

About the document

Best option for taking passport photos? All you need to do is upload any photo, download a ready-to-print template and print your passport photo at the nearest Walgreens for just 35c! Not only is this option cheaper, but you will also get 2 passport photos instead of 1! Save money and time and get your printable 4x6 inch photo template straight away!

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