Whether you’re preparing for a trip abroad or just want to renew your expired passport, you can visit one of their locations to have your pictures for documents taken.
Their website has a convenient page (locations.theupsstore.com) where you can find the addresses and opening times of the nearest locations that do a passport photo.
According to the store’s website, their passport photo price is $11.99. Depending on the type of delivery (expedited or standard one) you select and applying taxes, the total price of your passport photo can be higher.
If you want to use the UPS passport photo service, you need to look for the nearest office in your area and schedule an appointment. When going there, please make sure you bring your US photo ID or birth certificate (or some other identification document) with you or you won’t be able to get the service. Once your photos are ready, you can pay by cash or card (plus, there’s always the option to write a check).
When you visit a United Parcel Service’s location to take a photo for your US passport, don’t forget about the COVID-19 measures that are in effect in your region. Stores in some states might require you to wear a mask and provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
When going to the previously scheduled passport photo shoot, you need to bring your official US photo ID. This document may be your photo ID card, driver license, passport, real ID card, and so on. As a rule, you also have to provide your birth certificate. Whatever document you choose to take with you, please make sure that it’s still valid and all text is clear and readable.
First of all, it’s not necessary to arrange a photo shoot at a UPS location exactly. There’s a faster and easier way. You can make a compliant passport photo at home with PhotoBooth Online. Unlike an out-of-home photo shoot, the whole process takes much less time (it’s only a few seconds).
Once your image is processed, you only need to download and bring it to a nearby place that can print a photo for your passport. Of course, this place doesn’t have to be UPS or another postal service. If you do choose a UPS to do the printing, the total passport photo price will be around $0.35 instead of $11.99, which is roughly 30 times cheaper! That’s quite a cost reduction, right?