Prior to arrival, all cadets are required to submit an official photograph. This will be used for record-keeping, as well as Cadet Identification Card. At Cal Maritime, Cadet ID card is called a PortPass. All photographs must meet the following guidelines:


Cadet must be in compliance with all grooming standards.

No hats or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline. Full face must be visible, without any  shadows.

Headphones, wireless hands-free devices or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.

Prescription glasses, a hearing device or similar articles, may be worn for your photo.

Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable.

Glare on glasses is not acceptable in your photo. Glare can be avoided with a slight downward tilt of the glasses, by removing the glasses, or by turning off the camera flash.

Photo must be:

  • Submitted as a JPEG
  • In color
  • With plain white or off-white background
  • With full-face view directly facing the camera
  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open

Submit photo

Please click here to submit your photo