Online Photo Submission


Your University of Virginia ID Card and Online Photo Submission

The University ID Card is your passport to the University of Virginia.  It provides you access to facilities across the Grounds and allows you to obtain services from Dining locations, the University Bookstores, Cavalier Computers, Elson Student Health Center, Laundry locations and more.  Read more about the many features of the University ID card.

Your online photo must be PASSPORT-STYLE and meet the following requirements:


• Background MUST be SOLID white or light color.
• Face and shoulders must face forward.
• NO sunglasses, hats or anyone else in photo.
• Photo must be a color JPEG, minimum of 2 x 3 inches.
• File should not exceed 400 KB.
• Submit ONLY one photo at a time.

Once your online photo is accepted, your photo will appear on your UVA ID Card EXACTLY as submitted.

The ID Office is NOT able to make any modifications.

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Once you have completed the New to UVA Checklist and have a photo that meets the above passport-style requirements, upload your photo to the secure site or select the Photo Submission button below. 

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PLEASE NOTE: Once you have submitted a photo, do not resubmit a different photo.

Within three business working days you will receive an email notification of your photo being approved or an email requesting you resubmit another photo.

You will receive your University of Virginia ID card as scheduled as part of Orientation Session and Onboarding with your department or School at the University of Virginia. Academic ID cards for first-year students will be distributed as part of Housing’s Move-In process.

A valid government issued photo ID (U. S. State License, Passport or U. S. Military ID) is required to be presented to obtain your University of Virginia ID card.