British 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.
|Format(Size)||Two (2) identical photographs must be submitted, They should be 35mm x 45mm 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 60% - 75% of the face or 29mm to 34mmfrom 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. |
|Background||The background should be a plain cream or light grey. 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 sight||The 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|
| Lighting||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 Glasses||Please 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 wear||Generally 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.|
| Focus/Contrast |
The face must be sharply focused in all areas, rich in contrast and clear.
|Back of photo||The counter signatory should sign and date the back of ONE of the photos with the handwritten statement, "I certify that this is a true likeness of (full name of applicant).|
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.
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Page last updated 1/03/2018
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We have been specializing in UK 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 United Kingdom 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 British Consulate or Embassy Office.
If you have or know of newer information about British 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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