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I've scoured the forum regarding this concern, but I'm coming up with a lot of mixed reviews. I took a passport photo for my UK fiance visa at Walgreens and it was given to me in the US size standard of 2 inches by 2 inches.

Many of you have reported no rejections and success with providing the bigger US size standard versus the UK size standard of 45 mm high by 35 mm wide. I was planning on just sending the 2 inches by 2 inches version, but have suddenly become paranoid with fear that my application will be delayed or even rejected. :eek:

I have considered trimming the photo down perfectly to the UK size standard, but am afraid this will be a red flag to the ECO in Sheffield. Any comments, suggestions, or personal experiences that could clear things up for me would be greatly appreciated!
 

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Thanks, Joppa! :D

Has anyone else had any personal experiences of a US size passport photo being rejected?
 

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I have never heard any accounts of a rejection based on passport photos... Have heard many testimonials of people being accepted even with US-sized passport photos, though. The reason they dont want you to trim the photo is because it changes the proportions. Don't take my word for it of course! :)
 
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They can always ask you to send one in proper size, but this is rare. The only time is if the photo isn't up to specifications, like when done on a home printer.
 

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I'm not a visa expert by any means, but when I applied for our visa, I emailed UKVA and they replied to me that it didn't really matter if they were US size because they are resized with software anyway. I just had a quick look and cannot find the original email, but if I can I will post the exact wording. If you are concerned about anything like that, definitely email them. In my experience, they were helpful in each instance.
 

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Found it:

"Thank you for your email.

I can confirm that it really does not matter either way. We scan the photos once received and we “cut” them electronically with the scanning software.

Kind regards,

J Colton
Entry Clearance Assistant
UK Visas & Immigration"
 

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Thanks to everyone for their replies. They all put me at ease. I definitely will not trim! The email you shared is much appreciated, grasshopper33.

Cheers!:wave:
 
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