Often applicants will have their photos rejected for failing to meet the required specifications. In order to avoid this, be sure to show these instructions to the photographer before the photos are taken. Then, carefully review your photos before mailing them to the USCIS Lockbox Facility with your application.
Special instructions regarding photos for your EAD card:
The photo requirements for OPT applications mirror the requirements for Passport Photos. Guidance can be found at: http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/pptphotoreq_5333.html
Print your name and I-94 number on the back of the photos in PENCIL. DO NOT PRESS ON THE PICTURE.
Place the picture in an envelope or small plastic sandwich-size bag and attach the envelope or bag to the OPT application packet. Be sure not to staple or otherwise put any holes in the pictures.
The photos can be taken locally at one of the businesses and organizations listed below.
Prices subject to change.
|Address||Phone no.||Cost of photos|
|CVS Pharmacy||· 50 Pennsylvania Ave, Binghamton · 68 Main St, Binghamton · 345 Main St, Johnson City * Available at all local stores EXCEPT Oakdale Mall and Court Street. www.cvs.com to find the store nearest you||772-0656 773-8338 729-6549||$10.00 for 2 photos|
|Walmart Portrait Studio||2405 Vestal Parkway East||729-2484||$10.00 for 2 photos|
|AAA Travel Agency||Campus Plaza (Olum's), Vestal||722-7255||$5 for 2 photos for AAA members. $7 for 2 photos for non-AAA members|
Last Updated: 4/8/14