Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Am I required to have a passport as part of the REAL ID Act?
A: Starting May 7, 2025, you may be required to present an alternative form of ID (in addition to your driver's license), for domestic air travel. Among the acceptable identification forms are U.S. Passports, permanent resident cards, and more. For more information on the REAL ID requirements and to see the full list of states, please visit the Department of Homeland Security's DHS REAL ID webpage
.Q. Where can I get my passport photo taken?
A: Visit Masoba Innovations today! In less than an hour, Masoba will provide you with two perfectly sized, professional-quality passport photos that meet U.S. government requirements listed on the U.S. Department of State's website
. Additional countries and services are available; please call us for details.Q: How do I apply for a passport?
A: For information and forms needed for the application process, please visit the Travel section of the U.S. Department of State's website
.Q: Where can I get my passport registration form authorized?
A: Where you apply depends on when you need your passport and what form you use. For details, please visit the Travel section of the U.S. Department of State's website
.Q: How do I apply for a passport for my child?
A: Passport applications for children (under the age of 16) must be submitted in person. For more information on applying for a child's passport, please visit the Travel section of the U.S. Department of State's website
.Q: What if I need to get my Form DS-3053 notarized?
A: Visit Masoba Innovations today! We can notarize the DS-3053 that is required to be submitted when applying for a child passport. For more information, please visit the Travel section of the U.S. Department of State's website
.Q: What should I wear for a passport photo?
A: Straight poses and neutral facial expressions are one thing. But what about the passport photo dress code? Does it even exist?
While the US Department of State
’s clothing guidelines are quite relaxed, there are some aspects you must pay attention to when choosing clothes and accessories for your passport photo.
Here are some tips that will help you prepare perfect passport pictures:
Pick casual, everyday clothes. You should look as natural as possible in your passport photo. Also, avoid white clothes—you don’t want to blend with the background, after all!
- You have complete freedom as to your hairstyle. Just be careful about your hair covering any part of your face or your hairstyle going beyond the picture’s frame. Everything, including your hair, must fit into the 2x2 photo.
Limit the accessories. Give up on anything that can cause reflections or shadows in your passport photo. Jewelry is acceptable—just make it simple.
Glasses and headgear, in general, are forbidden. The exceptions include medical or religious reasons for wearing them.