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***COVID-19 UPDATE: We are open to take your photos. Please enter wearing a mask, you will take it off just while we snap your photo! If there are multiple people in your party, please enter the shop one at a time (kids can come in with parents but should also have masks and stay close).

Quality Passport photos in Ames while you wait! No appointment necessary. For US passports, Foreign Passports, Visas.... We also take baby passport photos as well as child passport photos.

Visit us in downtown Ames and you can get your passport photo taken — it will be ready in about 10 minutes! No appointment necessary. We take passport photos for US passports (US citizens) and international (persons with non-US citizenship) passports. We can take your photo against the standard white background, or we can use an off-white, light blue or royal blue background if your country requires it. Babies and children welcome!
Need an ID photo? Or a VISA photo? Green card photo? Quick head shot for a website? No problem, we do that too!

US Passport Photos or US 'Passport Style' Photos - Standard 2"x2" on white background
Set of 2 - $15.99 (Babies and children 5 and under - $20.99)

International Passport Photos
White Background - Set of 2 - $19.99 (Babies & children 5 & under - $25.99)Colored background - Set of 2 - $24.99 (Babies and children 5 and under - $30.99)

Additional Set of 2 Photos OR a Digital File of your sized Passport Photo
Either US-style or International - $6.00

To read passport photo FAQs from the US government, visit here.

In Ames, you can apply for your passport at the Ames post office on Kellogg Ave in downtown Ames. If you only need to renew your passport, you may be eligible to renew online and mail in your renewal request. For both new passports and renewal passports, you must submit two photographs with your application. PhotoSynthesis can take your passport photo during store hours without an appointment and have it ready for you in about 10 minutes!

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call us at 515-232-8050 or use our online contact form.
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Passport Photos