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Reload Internet is the best place to visit if you are in need of a USCIS photo for your application. We are a professional passport, visa and ID photo studio that can produce your USCIS photo instantly in our store! And no appointment is even needed! Just stop by our store, which is open 7 days a week from early morning until late evening, and a member of our trained team of staff will happily assist you with your USCIS photo.

We are located on the same street as Paddington train and tube stations, making us easily accessible for everyone in and around London. All of our photographs come with a 100% guarantee to be accepted at your Embassy of choice! We have been operating for well over a decade in Paddington, producing hundreds of successful passport, ID and visa photographs every single week! So why visit anywhere else? Come to Reload Internet today for your USCIS photo and it is guaranteed to be accepted with your application!

When you obtain your USCIS photo from Reload Internet, we will provide you with a set of high-quality photographs that are guaranteed to be accepted along with your application. We will capture your image using the correct background and lighting as required, and will then check with you to ensure that your are happy with the photograph. Afterwards, we will cross-check the image with the official USCIS photo guidelines and regulations released by the US Embassy, and once we have confirmed that they will be successful, we will print out a set for you using Embassy-approved digital photo printers. Finally, we will cut your photographs to size so that they are ready to be submitted with your application straight away. Our service is unbeatable, and all photos come with a 100% success rate guarantee.

Your USCIS photo must meet all of the necessary requirements listed below, otherwise it will be rejected along with your application when you attempt to submit it to the US Embassy. If your application is rejected, it can cost you excessive amounts of time, money and stress, which could be easily avoided by visiting Reload Internet for your USCIS photo!

USCIS Photo specifications:

  • Your photograph must measure 2” x 2”, with 60-70% of the photograph being covered by the applicant’s face. This means that when printed, the length from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead must be between 31-36mm.


  • Your photograph must feature a white background, without any marks or shadows visible on the applicant nor the backdrop
  • Your photograph must have been taken within the 6 months prior to your application being submitted
  • You must adopt a neutral expression when the photograph is being taken. Both eyes must be open and looking straight into the camera lens, as well as your mouth being closed
  • Your head must be square and straight to the camera, with the camera lens at eye level when the photograph is captured
  • Headwear is prohibited, exceptions can be made for religious, cultural or medical reasons. Even under these circumstances, the applicant’s full facial features must be clearly visible from the bottom of their chin to the top of their forehead
  • If you happen to wear glasses, we recommend removing them to ensure that your photograph will pass. Reflections from the lenses, as well as the frames obscuring the applicant’s features, are very common reasons for photograph failure
  • Your photographs must be printed on high-quality photo paper with a minimum DPI of 600

Your USCIS photo must meet all of the necessary requirements listed above, otherwise it will likely be rejected when you attempt to submit it with your application. At Reload Internet, we guarantee that your USCIS photo will pass first time, no issue! So why risk visiting anywhere else?

All of our specifications are taken from the US Embassy’s official guidelines on USCIS photographs which can be found on their website here.

Biometric USCIS Passport Photo

At Reload internet we always ensure that our Printed and Digital Passport photos for USCIS will meet the strict criteria set forth by the USA Authorities and USA is one of the countries whose passports are now fully Biometric.


OPTION 1 – Visit us in Paddington

Just walk into our store and let our experienced staff take your photo. It will not take more than 5 minutes.

  • We will take your photo with professional lighting.
  • We will print, prepare & cut your USCIS passport photo.
  • No appointment needed.

Passport Photo Paddington

OPTION 2 – Passport photo posted

We can post you a set of 4 USCIS Passport photos – next day delivery. How it works:

  • Email us a photo of yourself from your phone or camera.
  • We will look at your photo, free of charge
  • We will reply to confirm.

Passport photo posted

Passport Photo post UK

  • We will print, cut and post your your USCIS passport photos
  • Next day delivery
  • We post your photos anywhere in the UK or worldwide.


OPTION 3 – Digital Photo resize

  1. Send us your photo from your phone or camera whilst you are standing against a wall in your home
  2. We will look at it free of charge.

Digital Photo resize service

3. We will email your resized images back to you same day.
4. Your digital USCIS passport photo will be ready to upload to the online USCIS passport service.

You do not need to worry about the regulations, we have dealt with thousands of satisfied customers and are very experienced.

So why wait? Email us your photo today and we will resize it digitally for you


USCIS Passport Photo printed in London