Same day, guaranteed photo processing service in Orlando, FL
Orlando Passport Photo, Visa, Canadian & Green Card Photos
USA, Canadian, UK & all International Passports Photos – Orlando, Florida Studio
** Passport, visa and green card visa lottery photos are legal documents and must be done by a professional photographer **
Our photos are 100% compliant with embassy and consulate specifications. We have been a preferred legal photo studio since 2003 and provide both printed and digital versions of photos.
Passport, immigration and legal photo services
We provide express and guaranteed passport photo services in center of Orlando, FL. For same day appointments email or call our Orlando Orange County location at (407) 610-2451
(!) Embassies and consulates strongly advise against using Mail and Package stores, Drug Stores and Shopping Super-centers as their photos are rejected during the application process.
- Please wear a solid-colored top/shirt to ensure a proper contrast with the photo background specifications. Do not wear white or slightly off white colors.
- If you need to wear prescription glasses, ensure the glass is not tinted
- If you have oily skin, tap some oil absorbing face powder on your forehead and nose just before taking the photo
For passport photo appointments email or call our Orlando Orange County location at (407) 610-2451. We are conveniently located in center of Orlando at 132 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 220, Orlando, FL 32801
Important! We do not use instant photo printing cameras or edit photos in any way. Editing photos is strictly prohibited by embassies and consulates and facilitates application process delays and rejections. We utilize photo equipment that is designed to produce professional legal document photographs helping you to avoid passport, visa and Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery processing delays and rejects. All photo sessions are done by a full time professional photographer and the photos are processed and printed while you wait.
Passport, temporary & permanent visa, citizenship photos
We can print the following countries passport photos:
Argentina, Africa, Astoria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Jamaican, Japan, Honduras, Haiti, New Zealand, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nederlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Russia, Spain, Tanzania, Greece, India, Mexico, Indonesia, Ireland, Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Israel, Irish, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, South Korea, UK (United Kingdom), Ukraine
Other country specific document passport photos and citizenship photos are available per customer-specified photo requirements. Canadian passport photo pictures are printed by the new updated specifications. We also take pictures for Firearm Permits.
USA green card photos
USA green card diversity Immigrant Visa program lottery photos are provided as digital files either on a CD, customer external storage devices or via Email and guaranteed to meet the US digital green card Diversity Immigrant Visa requirements and applicable photo specifications.
When online applications are submitted for USA green card diversity immigrant visa program, they are automatically verified by the USA government application acceptance system.
All International passport and visa photos are 100% guaranteed and are available per custom specifications provided. All services are by appointment only. Weekend services available for group document photos only.
License and certification photos are available if custom specifications are provided by customer.
Guaranteed photo service is applied for the following services: green card photos on CD or DVD disc, passport pictures on CD, same day photography by professional photographers, visa services, green card photography, license photos, lottery, government ID pictures, same day passport photos and citizenship photos.
US green card lottery and Diversity Immigrant Visa photos can be provided in both electronic and printed versions.
Industry specific photo/picture services are firearm permit, construction supervisor, medical license, gun license photos and other various certification documents.
Passport Photographs, Same Day Service
Passport photos are available for following countries (All other countries are available per customer provided specifications):
- British / United Kingdom
- Dutch (Netherlands)
- South Korean
- New Zealand
- South African, Kenya, Morocco, Honduras
- UK (United Kingdom)
- US (USA)
Visa Photographs, Same Day Service
Visa photos are available for following countries (All other countries are available per customer provided specifications):
- Canadian citizenship
- Canadian permanent and temporary visas
- Dutch (Nederlands)
- India OCI
- South Korean
- New Zealand
- South African, Kenya, Morocco
- UK (United Kingdom)
- US green card, US DV green card lottery
IMPORTANT INFORMATION on passport, visa and diversity immigrant visa lottery photo services
Passport and visa photographs are legal documents that serve a purpose of Photo Identification (photo ID) and are used to present an official document holder. Generally, a photo ID shows only the facial attributes of the document holder.
Some countries, excluding the United States (US) and United Kingdom (UK), use a single government issued picture identification card as a proof of age or citizenship.
Each country’s photo requirements for passport and visa documents differ from each other and biometric requirements and specifications must be carefully followed to ensure that a legal document is approved by an embassy or a consulate service.
The biometric identification photo documents are processed by the facial recognition, fingerprint recognition, and iris recognition systems used in the Board Control Systems. Without the exact specifications applied to photos, the system may fail, and therefore each photo of an applicant must be reviewed by the staff of embassies and consulates to determine which photos are rejected or accepted.
Rejected visa and passport photos significantly delay processing of the immigration and travel applications. When an applicant received a rejection notice due to an improperly formatted visa or passport photo (including the DV Visa pictures), the application waiting period is often reset to its initial state, meaning an applicant may need to wait a prolonged amount of time to get a visa or passport approval.
Embassies and consulates prefer passport and visa photos and digital pictures to be taken by a professional legal document photographer. There are professional photographers who specialize in different photograph types. A professional legal document photographer regularly follows the new updated photo specifications and receives updates from immigration and border control institutions.
It is also worth attention that although companies such as CVS, Walgreens, Wal-Mart, UPS stores and FedEx Office and Print, Kinko, Mail and Package stores are attempting to monetize on passport photo pictures, these photographs are not taken by professional legal photographers, and taken by the instant picture cameras. The photos taken by the companies that do not specialize in national and international passport photography are often rejected.
At Vaskevich Studios, we have observed that about 20-30% (US passport and visa) and 70-90% (Foreign passport and visa) pictures are rejected due to improperly taken photos by non-professional and non-certified vendors such as
- Mail and Package stores
- Drug Stores
- Shopping Supercenters
- Office Supply Stores
- Photo Studios not specializing in legal passport and visa photo documents.
- Various online passport printing services
Although the above vendors clearly indicate that they do not provide international passport pictures, mistakes occur and document applicants use these services just to find out later that their immigration and travel documents are not accepted due to a faulty photographs.
Embassies and consulates strongly advise against using Mail and Package stores, Drug Stores, Shopping Supercenters and photographers without legal photography expertise to be used for immigration and travel application photos.
(!) Important Diversity Visa (DV) Lottery Notes
The online photo validating tool for the DV, does not actually check for proper image bio-metrics. It only checks if the photo is 600×600 pixels in size and under 240kb. DV photo documents must fully comply with specifications, which not only include background tone, picture size and lighting quality but precise bio-metric facial measurements. This is the most common issue with unqualified vendors that provide photo services and use online validation tool to do the image check without actually confirming that the image was accurately produced.
The US government agency handling the DV lottery application processing may not ask you for another photo if it was not properly produced at the time of application. These applications can be SILENTLY disqualified and the applicants will not receive a reason for not winning the lottery.
The most common reasons due to which photographic documents are rejected are:
- Usage of a while plain background when a pastel-shaded or colored background is required
- Improper image bio-metrics
- Editing or retouching of the photos in any way is not allowed
- Incorrect size of the pictures and size of the face as specified in millimeters from chin to top of the head
- Photo paper type not corresponding to the legal document requirements
- Photos that are older than specified on the application
- Usage of inkjet and laser printers (not allowed)
- Improper distance from the contours of the head to the edge of the frame,
- Insufficient contrast between the background, the subject’s face, hair and clothing
- Improper image and background exposure
- Presence of shadows in the background
- Facial expressions that are not neutral
- Reflections in glasses that obscure eyes or usage of tinted glasses
- Hair styles that significantly obscure ears and face
- Images that do not provide a full frontal view of the head, neck and top of the shoulders
- Usage of headwear such as hats, wigs, turbans and scarves (unless for religious reasons)
- Appearance of parent’s hands or methods to support a baby or a toddler in the pictures
Note: Vaskevich Studios strictly follows ALL of the above requirements. If your travel and immigration document is important and time sensitive, Vaskevich Studios offers a 100% guarantee on all pictures taken at no additional cost. We also follow application regulations for firearm permits, medical license, gun license pictures and other legal certification documents.
Our primary service coverage area includes but not limited to center of Orlando / Orange country districts and the following cities: Holden Heights FL, Fairvilla, Edgewood, Fairview Shores, Conway, Pine Castle, Pine Hills, Azalea Park, Orlovista, Winter Park, Eatonville, Oak Ridge, Rosemont FL, Sky Lake, Belle Isle, Union Park, Aloma, Maitland, Lockhart, Goldenrod, Fern Park, Altamonte Springs, Doctor Phillips, Forest City, Casselberry, Oviedo, University Park FL, Azalea Park, Cocoa FL, Conway, Port Saint John, Mims, Titusville FL, Kissimmee, Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach, FL.
Travel fees may apply, which depends on the service type and distance from our studio location. Special service and product discounts are applied at the time of an order.
Vaskevich Studios is a non-government site. While our photo studio periodically updates passport, permanent and temporary visa photograph specifications and requirements, you should always bring to us the part of the application that describes the picture requirements.
If you have an updated application process information not listed on our photo service pages, you can contact us and we will update our pages promptly.
For photographer appointments email or call our Orlando Orange County location at (407) 610-2451. We are conveniently located in center of Orlando at 132 E. Colonial Drive, Suite 220, Orlando, FL 32801