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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.

Great efficient service. Uploaded my photos on Sunday, and got the printed passport photos back in the mail Friday. Its great to be assured that the photos meet the guidelines of the Australian Embassy. I just came back from the Australian Embassy in Washington yesterday after applying for a new passport for my daughter. Couldn't have been smoother. They even asked who did the photos (because they were impressed) and I mentioned Passport Photo Now in California. They had heard of you and were not surprised that you had done it. Thank you again for a smooth experience.

 Ian Peterson
Fort Lauderdale
FL-Florida, 33308
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 Amy Cohen
MA-Massachusetts, 2478
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Fantastic service!! I highly recommend this website. All instructions were easy to follow, and the website was user friendly. Had immediate response from Bruce, and passport photos were sent to me overnight. Photographs were accepted by the Australian Consulate and passports issued without any problems!! Cannot thank you enough for your wonderful service.

WI-Wisconsin, 53034
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I cant thank you enough to have my passport pictures ready in time and sent. I let Bruce know i needed them asap. I had some issues with the first picture I took, which I was very frustrated with. But I now understand the quality picture wasnt good enough to be accepted by the Australian embassy been so strict. So thank you for making me do my pictures taken again as frustrated as I was, the new pictures made it just in time. Thank you Bruce for your help. 

 Pamala Lycos
Michigan Center
MI-Michigan, 49254
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I have been using them for the last 3 renewals. I even got a passport photo taken in Australia, when I was there on vacation and brought it back to the USA for my renewal application. The consulate rejected a picture taken in Australia! However, PassportPhotoNow, saved me and was able to get it handled. I have also used them for my two sons passport renewals. Never any problems at the application. They are great and quick 

 Jay Hasler
CA-California, 92009
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This was easy as pie. I took some pix of my own and sent one in. The prints came back in just a few days and were accepted by the Australian Embassy without any problem. Given how much work it took me to get custom pix the last time around, I am very happy with the service.

 Peter Jones
Whitefish Bay
WI-Wisconsin, 53217
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My 1.5 year old daughter needed an Australian Passport and when we took her to have her photo taken she wouldn't stop crying. I went online and found this website and thought I would give it a try. At first I was really worried because 90% of passport applications are rejected because of the photos but after reading the testimonials I emailed Bruce my daughter's photo. We received her passport photos in 4 days. We flew to the Australian Consulate in San Francisco and our application was approved within minutes! We just received her passport in the mail and I had to write this testimonial. Will definitely use this service again in the future. Thank you! 

 Truc Mai
WA-Washington, 98503
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 Liza Marie Lacanienta
IN-Indiana, 47403
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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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