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Two (2) identical photographs must be submitted,  They should be45–50mm (1 3/4" -1 15/16" )  high and 35–40mm (1 3/8" -1 9/16" ) wide show head and top of shoulders close up, so the measurement of the face from the bottom of the chin to the crown (i.e. top of head without hair) is between 32mm and 36mm (1 1/4" -1 7/16" ). The photo must clearly show the person's facial features in a straight forward position from the tip of the chin to the crown of the head as well as the left and right sides of the face.  In the case of voluminous hair, it must be ensured that the head (including the hairstyle) is fully depicted without reducing the size of the face, if possible.  The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old, to ensure an up to date likeness. 
 BackgroundThe background should be white.  The background should not have any pattern. The photo should show only the person to be photographed (no other persons or objects in the photo). No shadows must be shown on the background.



You need to take the photo with a neutral expression with your mouth closed, not laughing, smiling, frowning and not showing your teeth. With both eyes open, contrived expressions such as raised eyebrows or squinting are not acceptable.
 Head Position The head of the person photographed should be neither at an angle nor turned (portrait style).  Your head must be square to the camera; your face can not be slightly rotated and or tilted. Your face and eyes must be straight towards the camera so we can see an equal amount of each ear and cheek.
 Eyes & Line of  sightThe person in the photo must look directly into the camera. The eyes must be open and dearly visible and may not be covered by hair or spectacle frames.  The camera lens must be at the eye level of the person being photographed , not from above or below
The face must be evenly illuminated by the flash on the camera. Reflections or shadows on the face as well as red eyes must be avoided.  
 Photo Quality
The photo should be printed on high-quality paper with a print resolution of at least 600 dpi (especially when taken with a digital camera). The photo must be neutral in color and skin tones should appear natural. The photo should have no creases or impurities .  Photograph cannot be manipulated, for example, by removing spots or softening lines. Photos must be in color.
 Wearing  GlassesPlease take off your glasses; it will guarantee your photo passing. If you must wear your glasses there cannot be any glare anywhere on the glass and the frame cannot cover any part of your eyes. The eyes must be clearly recognizable (reflections from glasses, tinted glasses or sunglasses are not permitted). 
 Head wearGenerally speaking, head wear is not permitted. Exceptions are possible, especially for religious reasons. In such cases, the face must be visible from the lower tip of the chin to the forehead. No shadows should be visible on the face.

The face must be sharply focused in all areas, rich in contrast and clear. 

 Back of PhotoFor a renewal application, which is the one page form, one of your photos must have your name printed on the back. For a new application, one of these photos must be endorsed on the back with the words "This is a true photo of (your full name)" and then signed by your guarantor.
If you are an Australian adult citizen aged 18 years or over and can provide at interview an Australian adult passport (issued with at least 2 years validity) which is current or has expired within the last 12 months and shows your current personal details.

Infants or very small children who are unable to support themselves should be photographed

lying down from above.  Hands, arms, etc. used to support the child should not be visible.

I tried two passport photographers locally and both of their photos were rejected by the Consulate for various reasons. I was referred to Passport Photos Now by the Australian Consulate. This company helped all through the process, suggesting that some photos I emailed to the were not good enough for various reasons. They were very helpful, returned inquiries promptly and I finally have my passport. I highly recommend their services.

 John Ogilvie
OR-Oregon, 97302
Passport Renewal photo

Perfect! Unbelievable how easy this process is. Australia is notoriously picky about the quality of the photos. One of their recommended sources was the US postal office service. These pics were abysmally washed out but I tried. Aussies recommended Passport Photo Now. They were super easy to work with and responded quickly to my application. The photo I sent was also not adequate but PassportPhotoNow sent very specific instructions as to how to rectify my mistakes. My photos arrived today and I can’t believe how much better they are than the previous pics. Customer service was outstanding: personalized and courteous. It’s almost like they want you to succeed. Thanks Bruce!

 Carolyn Ohearn
Saint Joseph
MI-Michigan, 49085
Passport Renewal photo

Fantastic and professional service. I followed the easy instructions and sent my photos in. I received a response within the hour! Photos needed no adjustments and I had them in my hands within 3 days. The Australian Passport Office approved my renewal and the photos without question. The entire process was delightfully easy. I highly recommend and I won’t be going anywhere else for any ID photos in the future. For this price and this kind of service why would I?

 Amelia Allen
NY-New York, 14020
Passport Renewal photo

Three members of my family have Australian passports which we renew in the US. The photo requirements for Australian passports are very specific, strict, and different to those of other countries. Several times I have had photos taken that do not meet the requirements and that has meant a delay in processing passport applications. Passport Photo Now has made this much easier. I find it to be an excellent, convenient, and inexpensive service. Most of all I appreciate that they will assess any photo I send in and will tell me if what I submit will meet the Australian requirements. If not, they give advice on what needs to be done differently.

 Reuben Keller
IL-Illinois, 60201
Passport Photo

Using Passportphotonow couldn’t have been easier. I am so happy with their service. Communication with Bruce was easy and the process and time to get photos was efficient, especially when our embassy didn’t have any recommended passport photo services near me. They will definitely be my go to for any official photos going forward.

MT-Montana, 59718
Passport Photo

Bruce was amazing! Great service and expedient. I initially had some questions and Bruce responded right away. Once I submitted my photo, I received a response within minutes and got my actual photos in the mail in 2 days, and that was just the regular service! I’m really impressed and so glad I went with these guys. This company was actually listed on my governments website page, they were a preferred company for passport photos. So I used them, had no problems with the renewal, and ended up actually getting my passport in 10 days. And this was all just standard stuff, I didn’t pay for any expedited service. I’m really impressed and would highly recommend them! I can’t tell you how hard it was to try and find a place to take Australian passport photos, I’m so glad they’re actually listed on a government website, makes it easier to trust you’ll get a proper photo. If you’re in doubt, don’t be, it’s legit and fast!

CA-California, 94513
Passport Renewal photo

Great work by Bruce and his passport-photo-now team! Very easy and convenient way to get good photos for my neighbors Australian passport photo renewal.

 Taylor Sulva
New Port Richey
FL-Florida, 34655
Passport Renewal photo

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Did you know that bad photographs are the most common reason for the rejection of passport applications?  Get your photos done right the first time.  We guarantee if you supply us with a good photo we will size and print your photo correct the first time.  If we have a problem with the photo you supplied us we will contact you via email and ask for a new photo, so you have nothing to lose.

We have been specializing in Australian passport photos since 1989.  We will print your passport photos with the precise measurements needed and print them on the correct paper to guarantee their acceptance. Most Passport photo requirements are different for each country and some are very hard to make correctly to pass the strict passport photo requirement rules.  Let us do it right the first time so you don’t have to go through the Disappointment of a returned Australian passport application due to poor photos.  With our long time knowledge and attention to detail we GUARANTEE their acceptance or we will do it again for free. You can upload your photos to us online here ORDER NOW.

This is a non-government site and whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct and up to date, there may be changes which we are not aware of.  You should confirm details or any concerns with a Australian Consulate or Embassy Office.

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