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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 19. Public Safety
Agency 30. Department of State Police
Chapter 190. Regulations Relating to the Issuance of Nonresident Concealed Handgun Carry Permits
12/2/2023

19VAC30-190-70. Photographs.

Every applicant for a nonresident concealed handgun permit must submit two photographs for inclusion on the permit. The photographs must be:

1. 2 x 2 inches in width and height.

2. Identical.

3. Taken within the past six months.

4. Color or black and white.

5. Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background with the head centered in the frame. The applicant's head, including both face and hair, should be shown from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin on top and bottom and from hairline side-to-side. Side or angled views are not accepted.

6. On plain white or off-white backgrounds. Photos with dark, busy, or patterned backgrounds will not be accepted.

7. Taken in normal street attire. Uniforms should not be worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily. The applicant should not wear a hat or headgear. If prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar articles are normally worn, they should be worn for the picture. Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless needed for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required. A photograph depicting a person wearing a traditional facemask or veil that does not permit adequate identification is not acceptable.

Digitally reproduced photographs must be reproduced without discernible pixels or dot patterns.

Photocopied photographs are NOT accepted.

Photographs will not be returned in instances of denied applications.

Statutory Authority

§ 18.2-308.06 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 11, eff. March 6, 2008.

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