Study Abroad Passport Photo Service

Free passport size photos are available to currently enrolled UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff through the Study Abroad Passport Photo Service.

You do not need to be studying abroad to take advantage of this service.

Photos are taken in our office on the 3rd floor of the Red Gym. This service is by appointment only. Appointments take approximately 15 minutes.

Schedule your photo session

What are passport photos?

Passport photos are headshot pictures of an individual that are a specific size, printed on photo paper, and used for official purposes, such as a passport or visa application.

How do I prepare for my passport photos?

  • Bring your Wiscard.
  • Wear a dark color solid top. White clothing can blend into the photo backdrop.
  • If you have long hair, pull it back or have a way to keep it behind your shoulders.
  • Head coverings or hats are allowed for U.S. passports as long as there is a religious or medical reason and documentation.

Generally, expect to spend about 15 minutes to get your photo taken and printed.

The Study Abroad Resource Center Passport Photo Service is wheelchair-accessible.

Photo disclaimer

We take photos using the US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affair photo guidelines.  These guidelines may not match guidelines for various other country visa requirements. We cannot guarantee their acceptance by various visa offices, consulates, embassies, governments, or other organizations.  We are not responsible for the delays caused by photos determined unacceptable, but if your photo is rejected, we can take another photo.