As of November 1, 2016, all U.S. citizens who apply for new U.S. passports or to renew existing U.S. passports, must remove their eyeglasses in their application photos. We can no longer accept photographs of U.S. passport applicants wearing eyeglasses, except in rare, medically-documented circumstances such as recent surgery that is documented with a signed statement from a medical professional. Applications that fail to meet these requirements will not be accepted and the individual will be required to submit new conforming photos before their applications can be processed. To avoid delays in processing your passport application, please ensure you are not wearing glasses in your U.S. passport application photographs. For more information about passport photos please visit the Department’s website. Thank you for your cooperation.