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Beginning on November first you can no longer wear glasses in your U.S. passport photo

Posted: 12:38 PM, Oct 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-14 23:38:38Z

(NBC NEWSCHANNEL) Beginning on November first, you can no longer wear glasses in your U.S. passport photo.

Friday the State Department announced that it 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 200,000 passport customers submitted poor quality or non-compliant photos, which delayed processing their passport applications.