Submit the Perfect ID Card Photo

Photo must be the original digital file, in color and have a resolution of 150 dpi or higher.
See below requirements for photos and examples that would be accepted vs. rejected.  

Photo Requirements ACCEPT REJECT
  1. Use a solid, light, neutral color background. 
  • Background should be plain with no patterns, objects, textures, other people, pets, etc.
  • Our software automatically replaces your background with white.
  • No paneled doors, trees, bricks, car interiors, wood, etc.
Use a plain, smooth white / off-white / light gray background
No car selfies or other objects in the background
  1. Use lighting that highlights both sides of your face equally.
  • Take your picture where there is good lighting or use the flash when necessary.
  • Avoid lighting that casts a shadow around your eyes or on one side of your face.
  • Your glasses should not show any reflection, to avoid this, tilt your chin downward slightly.
Use good lighting, face should be brightly lit but not overexposed
Lighting should not cause shadowing of eyes or side of face
  1. Shoulders and face must squarely face the camera.
  • Your head must not be tilted or turned to one side or shown in profile.
  • Don't tilt or turn one of your shoulders toward the camera.
Face and shoulders must squarely face the camera
Do not tilt or turn head or shoulders
  1. Adjust your hair and clothing so that your entire face is visible.
  • No hats, head coverings, sunglasses, earbuds, hands or other objects that obscure your face.
  • Your full face, eyes and hairline must be visible 
Hair should not obscure facial features or eyes
Hair obscuring face
  1. Leave space around the sides of your face and above your head in the photo.
  • Don’t crop the top of your head or hair out of the frame, our software will auto-crop your photo.
  • Your photo should look resemble a passport style photo, smiles are permitted.
Do make sure there is white space above your head and around your face
Don't zoom in too much or cut off the top of your head/hair

Here are a few more REJECT examples:

No hats or other headcoverings
No low resolution photos
No distracting or patterned backgrounds
No glare on glasses
No filters
Recommend no tube tops or tops with spaghetti straps
No Hats No Low-Resolution Photos No Pattern Backgrounds No Glasses Glare No Filters or Shadows No Strapless Shirts