Photo Requirements Follow these steps to make sure your passport photo is approved! Face Straight Ahead You must be facing and looking straight ahead in the photo. No Glasses You cannot wear glasses in your passport photo. No Hats You cannot wear any hats on your head (or bows, etc.) No Smile Do not smile, show teeth, or have your mouth open. No Glaring Lights Make sure your lighting is as even as possible. Shoulder Visable Your torso must be included. Having someone else take your photo is ideal.