Passports are required for all travel outside of North America. (Photo: Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images )
All individuals applying for a new passport, as well as for a renewal passport, must include an approved passport photograph. The passport photograph cannot be a personal photograph, but must meet the strict requirements by the U.S. Department of State. Several passport acceptance facilities will take and print a passport photo when you turn in an application. However, WalMart will take and print passport photos at the Walmart Photo Center for a price often much lower than the passport acceptance facility.
Locate the closest Walmart and confirm that the location has a photo center and that it is not closed for renovations.
Prepare for your passport photo. Your hair should not cover your face and you are only permitted to wear glasses or a hearing aid if you have a prescription. The photograph should be taken within six months of the time that you turn your passport application in.
Go to Walmart's Photo Center and ask a photo specialist to help you with your passport photo.
Have your picture taken. Walmart will provide a passport-approved background. Keep a neutral face and make sure that both eyes are open.
Wait for the photographs to be printed and pay for your passport photo. Confirm that the photographs meet all U.S. Department of State passport photo standards.