Where to order passport photo prints
October 19, 2020 5:46 PM   Subscribe

For Reasons, I'd like to take my own passport photo and then have it printed by a service and mailed to me or picked up. What's the best, fastest service that I can use to get this done?
posted by thelasttango to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
mpix is very fast.
posted by pinochiette at 5:55 PM on October 19, 2020

If you can find a local non-chain photo lab they might do this quickly. I had a passport photo done at a place like that recently and while I chose to go in and have them take the photo, they offer the service you're talking about via their website.
posted by needs more cowbell at 5:55 PM on October 19, 2020 [1 favorite]

I always make my own. 6 passport photos fit perfectly into a 4x6 photo which is 35ยข to print at Walgreens near me. You can even make a grid/collage on your phone with different apps. You may want to make some variations to account for head size. Also check for restrictions (sometimes you need to wear solid colors or take off glasses, etc). For me to order from them, I can pick up in under an hour for basic prints.
posted by maya at 5:57 PM on October 19, 2020 [6 favorites]

I've used Passport Photo Now a couple times. They offer an expedited service, but IME the regular orders show up within a few days, typically.
posted by goodbyewaffles at 6:01 PM on October 19, 2020 [1 favorite]

Also did this with Walgreens photo ordering. Pretty sure the us passport website has a tool to help you crop it together. I know there are sites that help you crop & tile 6 of them for like $5 and then you can get that printed.
posted by brainmouse at 6:02 PM on October 19, 2020 [2 favorites]

If you have an iOS device, Passport Photo Booth Creator is a free app that will help you line up your photo and prepare it as a 4x6" print to upload (although if it's a US passport you only need to clip and send one of them). I've used it multiple times for myself and family.

Looks like you can use code FIFTYFALL at Walgreens right now and your total damage will be 1 hour of waiting and $0.18 + sales tax.

Remember to read up on the rules because there's nobody around to double check your photo. Neutral/white background, no shadows, no eyeglasses or hats, no smiling.
posted by mookoz at 6:58 PM on October 19, 2020 [1 favorite]

I get them at Target.
posted by something something at 4:11 PM on October 20, 2020

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