Measure your pupillary distance (PD)

Wearing glasses? Take ’em off before you get started.

It also helps to be in a well-lit area with a plain background.

It also helps to be in a well-lit area with a plain background.

Give yourself a “card moustache.”

Position the magnetic strip under your nose, and as close to your face as possible.

Position the magnetic strip under your nose, and as close to your face as possible.

Look straight ahead and snap a photo.

Center your face in the frame of your computer’s webcam and take your picture.

Center your face in the frame (about an arm’s length away) and make sure the camera angle is straight.