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Photo Submissions

Submitting a photo for your id+ card is easy. Follow the instructions below to submit your headshot photo and upload a valid government-issued photo identification (vetting document). Once submitted, an email notification will indicate whether the photo has been approved or a new submission will be required.

Photo Submission Instructions

  1. Open eAccounts Personal Information.
  2. Click to submit a new photo.
  3. Upload a photo. Note: The photo must meet the requirements outlined below.
  4. Upload a valid government-issued photo identification.
  5. Click SUBMIT & SIGN OUT 

Accepted valid government-issued photo identifications:

  • Driver's License (Issued within U.S. including U.S. Territories)
  • Non-Driver Photo ID (Issued within U.S. including U.S. Territories)
  • Learners Permit (Issued within U.S. including U.S. Territories)
  • Passport
  • U.S.Military ID
  • Tribal Card

Photo Submission Guidelines

  • Shoulders and head directly facing the camera
  • Eyes open
  • Background is plain and neutral
  • Photo is in color and without filters
  • Crop photo
  • Wear a hat or sunglasses
  • Use hand gestures
  • Include anyone else in the photo


Once a photo has been approved via email notification, the cardholder is eligible to set up a mobile id+ card the day before a scheduled NSO appointment. To learn more, visit