Paper Photograph Requirements for E-Filed Applications

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On August 2, 2004, USCIS announced a change in photograph requirements for all applicants from a three-quarter face position to a standard, full frontal face position. USCIS accepted both three-quarter and full color frontal photographs until September 1, 2004, after which only full frontal color will be accepted.

When applicable, you will need to submit color paper photographs taken within the 30 days of E-Filing your form. The number of photographs required depends on the type of application you are E-Filing.

Using a pencil, lightly print your Alien Registration Number (A#), if any, and E-Filing receipt number on the back of each photo sent with supporting documentation.

See Submitting Supporting Documentation for information on how to submit photographs for your E-Filed application.


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