The U.S. Department of State recently updated the photo requirements for visa applications. Previously, eyeglasses did not need to be removed when taking a visa or passport photograph as long as they were not causing a glare. However, starting from November 1, 2016, eyeglasses will no longer be allowed in visa photos. The other requirements remain the same: 2 x 2 inches in size, taken in the last 6 months, taken while directly facing the camera with a neutral expression, and in front of a plain white or off-white background. For more details, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/general/photos.html.