How AAA Members Can Get Passport Photos

reader-tip-720x360Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Susan K. of Chicago, who builds on a recent tip (using Costco for passport photos) by saying:

“Just read the tip about using Costco for your passport photos. If you are an AAA member passport photos are free…just call a branch office and make a reservation for the photo. They give you your photos right then, are of great quality and the accepted size the immigration requires.”

It’s important to clarify that passport photos aren’t free with all membership levels (see , for example), but AAA does provides the service. So if you’re an AAA member, make sure to check your benefits before you go through the trouble of getting passport photos somewhere else. Thanks, Susan!

Related: 12 Things to Know About Passport Photos



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7 Comments on "How AAA Members Can Get Passport Photos"

  1. Passport photos are NOT free at AAA for regular (Classic) members. They are free if you have a AAA Plus ($47 more per year) or AAA Premier ($97 more per year) membership. Certainly not worth it just because of free passport photos.

  2. Sadly, they’re not free from my local AAA office either — though $7.50 for two photos done on a walk-in basis sure is close!

  3. AAA is a group of independent regional clubs that honor other region’s member requests for certain things like towing and maps. However, Many Clubs charge for passport photos and will not waive the fee because it is a service that they provide to non-members as well as members. For example, the N.C.N.U. AAA Club (Northern California, Utah, Nevada) charge members $15.00 and Non-members $20.00 for passport photos. For members, it is not tied into the three levels of membership.

  4. Robert L. Stiern | January 16, 2019 at 10:10 am | Reply

    Where is the closest photo branch to Fenton , Mo. For Passport photos

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