No eyeglasses for US visa photos

The U.S. Embassy advises that effective November 1, 2016, applicants for U.S. passports and visas must remove their eyeglasses for U.S. passport and visa photos.

The embassy says the U.S. Department of State is implementing this policy to enhance the security of the application process and improve officers’ ability to quickly verify the identity of applicants.

Applicants may wear eyeglasses for U.S. passport and U.S. visa photos if they have a medical issue, such as a recent surgery, and require eyeglasses to protect their eyes.  If applicants must wear eyeglasses for medical reasons, they will need to submit a signed statement with their application from a medical professional or health practitioner, such as a surgeon or ophthalmologist.

Applicants should ensure that they have removed their eyeglasses for their U.S. passport and visa photos to avoid any delays in processing applications

10 Responses to No eyeglasses for US visa photos

  1. Mhizzjoan Moore
    Mhizzjoan Moore October 3, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Rest in spaghetti
    Never forgetti
    Spiky spaghetti monster 🙂

  2. harry turnover October 3, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Next in line….no hair will be allowed on ones’ head. Ya gine got to be clean shaven … no eye brows ,beard moustache…and if ya got hair in ya nose or ears dem will got to come out too.

  3. Helen Marshall
    Helen Marshall October 3, 2016 at 3:40 pm


  4. jrsmith October 3, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    All of this is security ideas which our government is getting free of charge, which can be copied and enforced in Barbados and the region , working with security sources and forces from the (US)..

  5. Dexter Israel
    Dexter Israel October 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    just soon them gine want a naked full body pic

  6. Phil October 3, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    I dpn’t see anything wrong here. If this is what is required then so be it. I this was done by Britain 51 years ago, we would have said yes sir no sir three bags full sir. and fall on our hands and knees. Stop complaining and do as you are told.

  7. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes October 3, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Been like that in April when my son got his.

  8. Alex Alleyne October 3, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Barbados try to fingerprint and got a bashing from most of you. Now let us see what you all going to say/do about this. Nothing will be done because there is no POLITICS here , just a matter of SECURITY.

  9. Everton Henry October 3, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Barbados National Registration Card,just want to see the ears and hair line and fanatics got excited and had lots of talk.

  10. Phil October 3, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I left a simple response but as usual this no good place calling themselves Barbados Today posted it then removed the post


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