We guarantee acceptance
The US government requires two photos with very precise specifications.
Our ID photos are guaranteed to pass US government standards.
We charge $12.95 for 2 identical U.S.A passport size photos and $18.95
for 2 identical photos that are special sizes. Additional sets are $5.00.
No appointment is necessary for ID photos. We stop taking passport photos 30 minutes prior to closing.
We can only take passport pictures of children who can sit up (with little assistance), and they are able to hold up their own heads. If your child meets those minimal requirements, we'll be happy to photograph him or her. Please make sure the child is awake when you come in!
Photos for nurses' licenses, gun permits, and other ID’s can be done whenever you want them, but please bring the official specifications! We also take photos for Canadian Passports, passports for other countries, and just about any other ID photo you might want.
Dress for success: preparing for your passport photo
How to get a United States Passport:
Where to apply: Lakewood Post Office, Long Beach area Post Offices, Artesia and Bellower Post Offices
What you need: New Application for a U.S. Passport.
To download an application form, please click here
To download the form to renew a passport by mail click here
Or, forms can be obtained from any passport agency, acceptance facility and most Post Offices.
What it costs for first time applicant
$100 for adults
$85 for minors
NOTE: Please do NOT sign the DS-11 application form until the Passport Acceptance Agent instructs you to do so
To obtain a passport for the first time, you need to go in person with two photographs of yourself, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as a driver’s license.
You’ll need to apply in person if you are applying for a U.S. passport for the first time, if your expired U.S. passport is not in your possession, if your previous U.S. passport has expired and was issued more than 15 years ago, or if your previous U.S. passport was issued when you are under 16, or if your currently valid U.S. passport has been lost or stolen.
You may prove U.S. Citizenship with any one of the following:
Previous U.S. Passport
(mutilated, altered, or damaged passports are not acceptable as evidence of U.S. citizenship.)
Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county or state
NOTE: A certified birth certificate has a registrar's raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office, which must be within 1 year of your birth.
Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
Certificate of Citizenship
A Delayed Birth Certificate filed more than one year after your birth may be acceptable if it:
Listed the documentation used to create it
Is signed by the attending physician or midwife
lists an affidavit signed by the parents, or shows early public records.
If you do NOT have a previous U.S. passport or a certified birth certificate, you will need all of the following:
1. Letter of No Record Issued by the State with your name, date of birth, which years were searched for a birth record and that there is no birth certificate on file for you.
2. As many of the following as possible:
hospital birth certificate
early school record
family bible record
Doctor’s record of post-natal care
NOTES: These documents must be early public records showing the date and place of birth, preferably created within the first five years of your life.
You may also submit an Affidavit of Birth, form DS-10, from an older blood relative, i.e., a parent, aunt, uncle, sibling, who has personal knowledge of your birth. It must be notarized or have the seal and signature of the acceptance agent.
Checking on the progress of your passport application:
The National Passport Office's site for checking up for your already-submitted application
Photographic prints must be at least 2.5 x 3.5 inches and no bigger than 8 x 10 inches to be scanned at Shoebox Scan special pricing. Photos must be un-mounted, not torn or bent, and they must be free of Post-It notes, tape, staples and adhesives. Photos that have been stored in adhesive albums (the ones with the clear peel away cover sheet), as well as thick Polaroid and Kodak instant prints will not feed through the scanner. We can scan any photo up to 8x10 on our flatbed scanner.
We can only scan loose prints so they must be removed from albums. Sort your prints by grouping same sizes together, face up.
Put your old photos on a digital picture frame to enjoy every day.
Turn your photos into a slide show movie you can play on your television. Caution …these usually bring tears to parents and grandparents.
Turn your digitized images into a photo collage poster. What a great gift idea!
Order reprints and enlargements for framing or sharing with friends and relatives