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Online photo submission is back

You may now resume submitting your photo for your Central ID through our online photo submission portal by following the link at the bottom of the page.

ID Photo Submission

How to submit online

Follow the steps below. One form of government photo ID is required (passport or driver's license).

  1. Review and follow the Central ID photo requirements provided below.
  2. Click on the Online Photo Submission link located at the bottom of the page.
  3. Sign into Transact eAccounts with your global ID and cmich password.
  4. Go to "Profile", click "Submit a Photo", then upload your photos and submit. Please allow 24-48 hours for us to review your photo, an email confirmation will be sent upon completion and our review.

Central ID photo requirements


  • Current color photo in .jpeg format
  • Photo size ratio 1:1 square, no more than 4 MG
  • Centered, front view of full face, no head tilt, and horizontal to camera
  • White or light gray plain non-texture background
  • Cropped above the head and below shoulders
  • Proper lighting with no shadows
  • Eyes open and visible
  • Straight face or a smile
  • Wear prescription glasses if you normally do
  • Head coverings allowed if worn daily for religious purpose (full face must be visible, covering cannot obscure hairline or cast shadows on face)


  • Wearing a hat, sunglasses, or anything that obscures the face
  • Shadows, glare, or red eyes
  • Other visible people or objects in the photo
  • Props or hand gestures
  • Inappropriate expressions
  • Copyright images
  • Social media filters or face filters

ID Photo Example

The CentralCard Office will review your photo and notify you via your cmich email once approved or denied. Please allow up to 48 hours for processing. We look forward to seeing your smile!


Terms and conditions

The use of any photograph submitted through the Central Michigan University Transact eAccount Online Photo Submission software is for your Central ID. When a photograph is taken for the issuance of a Central ID, the digitized photo will be stored electronically for identification and security purposes. In addition, the photo may be used for approved internal college business purposes (e.g. class and academic rosters).