Online photo submission

Welcome to the FIU One Card Photo submission instructional website. Uploading your approved photo and a valid government issued photo ID online is the only way to ensure your One Card will be ready when you arrive to campus. The “submit my photo” button at the bottom of this page will direct you to the One Card data base.

How to correctly upload your photo.

Submitting a photo is easy and will save you time when you come to campus.  The steps below walk you through how to take and upload a photo that will be approved for your FIU One Card.

Please remember that your University Identification Card is an acceptable form of identification for many off-campus local and government purposes and as such there are strict guidelines we must follow to ensure your photo is acceptable for use.  Submitting an unacceptable photo will delay issuance.  Please read carefully and follow the instructions below.


Before getting started, please watch this quick video

Now that you have watched the video, you are ready to take your photo

Identify the camera you will use

Any digital camera will do as long as it takes clear crisp photographs. The camera on your phone or tablet will typically work great.

Taking the perfect photo

Take your photo in good lighting with a white backdrop.  See below examples of acceptable and non-acceptable photos.

Follow the guidelines below for selecting a well composed photograph to submit:

White Background

The background of your photo must be white and completely free of any items, furniture, artwork, etc.

Centered & Forward-facing

Make sure to position yourself in the center of the image.  You must also be completely facing forward.

Free of accessories

Photos cannot include accessories such as sunglasses or hats.

Cropped appropriately

Photos must include your head and top of the shoulders in frame

Have a government issued photo ID ready!

You will also need to upload a scanned copy or picture of your driver’s license, passport or other government issued photo ID for your submission to be approved. Be sure the picture is taken in good lighting and the information on the ID is legible. Only JPG or PNG files are compatible. Any other format will result in uploading issues.

Your photo must be:

  • Current and of good quality (i.e. adequate lighting, non-pixelated and focused).
  • Clear and in color, reproduces skin tones accurately and is properly exposed with no shadows.
  • Taken with a white, uniform, and plain background.
  • Free of accessories and/or objects (prescription glasses are acceptable if eyes are clearly visible).
  • Cropped appropriately where subject’s head is centered in frame, facing forward, and sized correctly.
  • Subject has a neutral expression/natural smile.
  • Submitted at least 3 business days prior to planned issuance on campus.  Please allow up to 3 business days for the FIU One Card office to email you confirmation after you have submitted your photo.

Step-by-step guide to submitting your FIU One Card photo online:

1. Review your photo

Compare it with the 4 photos on this page.  Does it resemble the acceptable photos?  If you have any doubt, we advise that you take it again. Submitting an unacceptable photo will result in having to start the whole process anew.

2. Visit photo submission page

You are now ready to upload. Click the “submit my photo” button at the bottom of these steps. Make sure you read all the steps first to ensure you have everything you need.

3. Login using your FIU credentials

After clicking the “submit my photo” button at the bottom of this page, you will be directed to the One Card data base. You will need to authenticate using your Panther ID and password.

4. Upload your photos
Once you have signed in to the One Card data base, follow the steps and upload your picture and ID.

If you are using a mobile device (phone or tablet), click on the icon titled “ID Photo”

If you are using a laptop or desktop computer, click on “Submit ID Photo” on the left-hand menu.

Only JPG  files can be uploaded

5. Await approval

Give us 3 business days to review your photo submission. You will receive an e-mail with instructions to pick up your card (if approved) or to re-submit your photo (if rejected).

6. Ready for pick up

We will print your FIU One Card and have it ready for you when you come to campus.If you are signed up for an upcoming orientation, you will need to wait to pick up your card at the designated date, time and location for the event or come to our office once you are registered for classes

You must present a  physical government issued photo ID to claim your card.