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ID Card Photo Submission

Photo Submission Criteria

  • Take a new photo.
  • Make sure it is a clear, good-quality photo.
  • Use good lighting, Photos that are dark, overexposed, or show glare on glasses will not be accepted.
  • Needs to have a plain, solid white, off-white or light blue background. (NO patterns, textures or scenic backgrounds)
  • Centered, full face view with a neutral facial expression or a natural smile


You will be notified via email within two business days if your photo was accepted or rejected.

Does Your Photo Meet the Guidelines?


  • Use a color photo in a jpg format
  • Make sure your eyes are open and visible
  • Crop the photo to leave room above your head and include both shoulders in the photo 


  • Group photos or pictures 
  • Sunglasses, hats or anything that obstructs the face
  • Tilted heads, selfies, and glamour shots
  • Comical photos or photos with gestures
  • Backgrounds that are not plain/solid white, off-white or light blue
  • Low-quality or dark images
  • Social media Filters

Example of a photo that will be approved.

Examples of photos that will not be approved.

Photo Tips

  1. If you have a problem submitting a photo cropped from a larger photo, you may need to retake your photo in a smaller size or use a different photo editing tool.
  2. If you are having background issues, make sure you are using a plain, solid white, off-white or light blue wall. Doors or walls with paneling will not be accepted. Try using poster board as a background option.
  3. Photos taken with a cell phone may require better lighting.

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Office: 888-258-8485
Fax: 877-258-8484

60 School Street
Unit 925
Orchard Park, NY 14127

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