Chris' Camera Center South
The US government requires photos
with very precise specifications. Our ID photos are
guaranteed to pass US government standards.
We charge $12 for
U.S. passport photos. Fees for
photos to meet the persnickety requirements of other
countries may be higher.
Trust the first
Certified Passport Photo Center in South Carolina.
No appointment is necessary for ID
photos. If you are at the store 30 minutes before closing
time, you can have your photos while you wait (about 10
minutes). If you live in Augusta, Georgia, you should know
that Aiken, South Carolina is only about 20 minutes away.
We can only take passport pictures of children who can sit
up (with a little assistance) and hold up their own heads.
If your child meets those minimal requirements, we'll be
happy to try photographing him or her. Please make sure the
child is awake when you come in!
Photos for nurses' licenses, gun
permits and other ID whenever you want them - but please
bring the official specifications!
We also take photos for
Canadian Passports and just
about any other ID photo you might want.
success: preparing for your
How to get a
United States Passport:
Where to apply: Aiken Post
Office on Laurens Street only
What it costs for first time
First time adult application fees are
$135. Since the passport fees and execution fees are paid
separately, you will need 2
separate checks for $110 and $25.
Fees for minors age 15 and younger are $105 ($80 plus $25).
Both parents must accompany a minor (age 15 and under) when
What you need: New Application
for a U.S. Passport.
- To download an application form,
- To download the form to renew
a passport by mail click
- Or, forms can be obtained from
any passport agency or acceptance facility (such as
Aiken main Post Office.)
NOTE: Please do NOT sign the DS-11 application form
until the Passport Acceptance Agent instructs you to do
To obtain a passport for the first
time, you need to go in person with two photographs of
yourself, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of
photo identification such as a driverís license.
Youíll need to apply in person if you are applying for a
U.S. passport for the first time; if your expired U.S.
passport is not in your possession; if your previous U.S.
passport has expired and was issued more than 15 years ago;
or if your previous U.S. passport was issued when you are
under 16 your currently valid U.S. passport has been lost of
You may prove U.S. Citizenship
with any one of the following :
* Previous U.S. Passport ( mutilated, altered, or damaged
passports are not acceptable as evidence of U.S. citizenship
* Certified birth certificate issued by the city,
county or state
NOTE: A certified birth certificate has a registrar's
raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal,
registrarís signature, and the date the certificate was
filed with the registrar's office, which must be within 1
year of your birth
* Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth
* Naturalization Certificate
* Certificate of Citizenship
A Delayed Birth Certificate filed more than one year after
your birth may be acceptable if it:
* Listed the documentation used to create it and
* Signed by the attending physician or midwife, or, lists an
affidavit signed by the parents, or shows early public
If you do NOT have a previous U.S. passport or a certified
birth certificate, you will need :
1. Letter of No Record
Issued by the State with your name, date of birth, which
years were searched for a birth record and that there is no
birth certificate on file for you.
2. AND as many of the following as possible:
- baptismal certificate
- hospital birth certificate
- census record
- early school record
- family bible record
- doctor's record of post-natal
o These documents must be early public records showing
the date and place of birth, preferably created within
the first five years of your life.
o You may also submit an Affidavit of Birth, form DS-10,
from an older blood relative, i.e., a parent, aunt,
uncle, sibling, who has personal knowledge of your
birth. It must be notarized or have the seal and
signature of the acceptance agent.
Checking on the
progress of your passport application: the
National Passport Office's site for checking up for your