Passport Photos

Photos Processed in the Recorder's Office for a Fee of $10.00 per person (cash or check)
Questions?  Please contact our office at 763-682-7942

 Requirements for a Good Passport Photo

  • No glasses
    • If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctor with your application.
  • Taken with a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open
  • Taken in clothing that you normally wear on a daily basis.  You cannot wear a uniform, clothing that looks like a uniform, or camouflage attire and AVOID wearing a white shirt.
  • No hats, headbands, barrettes or head coverings, unless you wear it daily for religious purposes. Your full face must be visible and your head covering cannot cast shadows on your face.
  • No headphones or wireless hands-free devices.  
  • Background must be plain white or off-white
  • Head must be directly facing the camera with your full face in view
  • In color
  • Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper
  • Size of photo
    • 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) in size
    • Size of head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Recent photo, taken in the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance

Frequently Asked Questions available at website