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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 Irish 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 Irish 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 Irish Consulate or Embassy Office.

If you have or know of newer information about Ireland Passport, Visa, Citizenship or ID photo requirements that is different than the specifications you see on this page, please let us know and we will review and include your helpful information in our next updated of this page.  

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 Format(Size)Four (4) identical photographs must be submitted,  They should be 35-38mm x 45-50mm in Width and Height.  They should show a close up of your face and the top of your shoulders so that your face takes up between 70% - 80% of the face or 35mm to 40mmfrom the chin to the crown of the head. 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 gray.  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. 

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.

Page last updated 12/13/2019

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So convenient to get photos printed by Passport Photo Now. He's knowledgeable on requirements and the photos (electronic and print) came out great. Highly recommend!!

 Elizabeth D
New York
NY-New York, 10011
Citizenship Photo

I worked to get Citizen Photos for a large group of people applying for Foreign Born Registration in Ireland. Bruce was very helpful in helping me learn how to take a passport photo that would be accepted. Thanks!!

 Michael McDonough
MO-Missouri, 63005
Citizenship Photo

Photo requirements for an Irish passport are strict and differ from those in the USA. What a relief it was to find this online service. I had difficulty downloading my photo to the site, so I emailed Bruce and received a response the same day. I followed his suggestion and sent it off. Six days later, my photos arrived. So easy and inexpensive. 

ME-Maine, 4101
Passport Photo

Although I await the approval of my photos by the Irish Embassy, the speed and efficiency of getting the photos from Passport Photo Now was EXCELLENT!

 William Magee
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NJ-New Jersey, 8750
Passport Photo

Service was outstanding, Bruce was quick to answer emails and the photos were delivered as promised the next day, I highly recommend Passportphoto Now

 Patrick Mannion
New Albany
OH-Ohio, 43054
Passport Photo

Bruce was so helpful. He emailed me a couple time until I sent in a photo that would work. So glad I used this service and my passport was accepted with no issues at all. Will use for passport renewals! Thanks again!

 Corinne Brockel
PA-Pennsylvania, 18018
Passport Photo

Used this service for photos to accompany my request for inclusion on the Registry of Foreign Births, and then for a passport. Turnaround was terrific, and photos were accepted in both instances without a hitch.

 Trish Dell
NJ-New Jersey, 7405
Passport Photo

Photos were great and worked perfect for my son's Irish Passport. Passed application with Irish Passport office first time. Work was done fast, shipped fast and arrived in a nice padded envelope.

MA-Massachusetts, 2144
Passport Photo

Bruce was extremely helpful and this service is great! I live in a city that does not have a place to get passport photos for countries other than the US, so this made it super simple and worked perfectly. I had issues knowing how to send the file online properly so Bruce gave me personal help via email and held my hand through the process until I got it right. And my picture was accepted from the Irish consulate without a problem (and I have heard stories about people's passport applications getting rejected because their picture was not perfect and they have to resubmit which is a long process). Bruce got it right the first time which saved me a lot of time and hassle.

NC-North Carolina, 27609
Passport Photo

I received my new Irish passport recently. Bruce was great with advice on how to take the photo correctly (iphone and ipad's do not work) and advice on lighting etc.. The feedback on photos I sent was prompt. Once we got it right the photos were ready and shipped quickly. My photos were accepted first time which would not have happened if I had not found this web page. I will be recommending Passportnow to all my friends who apply for passports no matter which country they apply to.

CA-California, 94618
Passport Renewal photo

Irish passport, visa, citizenship & ID photos can be made from a picture you take with your camera by using our online service or with our mobile passport photo service. We will print them too the exact specification that your government will accept.