If you need a passport, or your old one has just expired you will need to find a place to get a new passport photo. Living in New York City helps with that point, as there are more than too many passport services to visit. But which is the best and where to go if you want to save money? Read along to find out.
Where to get your passport picture taken in NYC
New York City is a big place with a variety of stores and offices to go and get passport photos in. We’ve created a list to help you quickly choose the best option for yourself:
- Stores and pharmacies: Walmart, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Target, AAA, Rite Aid
- Post offices and companies as such: FedEx, UPS, USPS
- Passport offices: New York Passport Agency that offers over 30 different locations all over the city
- Photography studios: all over the city you can find photography studios that offer the passport photo service (for example, ThisPix or David Beyda Studio)
- Photo booths: while this is not an option that is the most popular nowadays, you can still use them all over the city (they can be found near metro stations, for example).
Where to print your passport photo in NYC
If you already have your passport photo taken and edited and you don’t need the full service, you can get straight to printing. Well, it’s easy to say that there are more than a few places, but we can recommend one method that speeds up the process and saves you some money: printing in a store. You can print your passport photos in Target, Walgreens, Walmart, and many other similar stores for less than half a dollar (usually around $0.25) – all you need to do is put your 2×2 inches passport pictures on a 4×6 inches template and request them printed on a normal, postcard-size page. Later you will need to cut out your copies.
Prices of NYC passport photos
Remember that with passport photos you should never have to pay more than is needed. When it comes to printing photos, the price shouldn’t go over half a dollar for 2 (two) copies (using the method shown above). If you want the full service, prices will vary slightly depending on where you go. In a store, the price should be between 9 and 15 dollars, similarly in a post office. Passport offices sometimes have lower prices but it also comes with a longer waiting time.
Getting passport photos in NYC summed up
If you want to get your passport photo in New York City, there are more than a few places you can visit to do so. Above you can find the list of some of the best passport photo services. The prices vary depending on what you choose, but the full service shouldn’t go over $15 and the printing should stay under half a dollar.