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Announcements : Remove Glasses for U.S. Passport Photos

Announcement: Remove Glasses for U.S. Passport Photos

New policy effective as of November 1, 2016.
The U.S. State Department will no longer accept passport photos featuring glasses starting November 1, 2016.  Passports issued prior to November 1, 2016 are unaffected by this change and do not need to be submitted for renewal.  Medical waivers to this new policy can be submitted in cases where the passport applicant has a serious medical condition that requires glasses.


For assistance in renewing your passport for travel associated with Duke, please contact the Office of Global Admin & Travel Support at