Glasses banned in passport photos

Janet Yellen

(NBC News) Beginning on November 1, you can no longer wear glasses in your u-s passport photo.

Friday, the State Department announced that is banning passport and visa applicants from wearing eyeglasses for their application photos.

The change will help eliminate glares and shadows that can lead to delays in processing visa and passport applications.

Applicants may wear glasses only in rare circumstances of documented medical necessity during urgent travel.

Last year, more than 200-thousand passport customers submitted poor quality or non-compliant photos, which delayed processing their passport applications

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