Membership Photo Requirements

You must provide one photo with your membership application.

All our photo policies apply to both adults and children under age 16. We have a few exceptions to our photo policies for infants.

 
 
Photo Basics
  1. Submit a color photo, taken in last 6 months
  2. Use a clear image of your face that reflects your true skin tone. Do not use filters commonly used on social media.
  3. Have someone else take your photo. No selfies.
  4. Use a plain white or off-white background

Resolution, Print Size, and Quality

  • Submit a high resolution photo that is not blurry, grainy, or pixelated.
  • The correct size of a ID photo is:
    • At least 250x300px
    • Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
  • Do not digitally change the photo (except to remove red-eye)
  • You cannot submit a damaged photo with holes, creases, or smudges.

Pose and Expression

  • Have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open. 
  • Face the camera directly with full face in view. 
  • Note to parents of young children: We realize that an infant's pose and expression are challenging to maintain for a photo. 

Attire

  • Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis.  
  • You cannot wear a uniform, clothing that looks like a uniform, or camouflage attire. 
  • You cannot wear a hat.
  • You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.
  • You can wear jewelry and keep on your facial piercings as long as they do not hide your face. Permanent tattoos are acceptable for passport purposes as well.