You need either digital or printed photos if you’re applying for a passport online. You’ll be told as you start your application what type of photo you need.
You must get a new photo when you get a new passport, even if your appearance has not changed.
Your photo must have been taken in the last month.
Your application will be delayed if your photos do not meet the rules.
How to get a digital photo
To apply for a passport online with a digital photo, you can:
- take a photo during your application – you’ll need someone to help you and a device that takes digital photos
- go to a photo shop before you apply and get a digital photo (some shops can also give you a code to add the photo to your application)
- use a photo booth before you apply and get a code to add the photo to your application (not all photo booths offer this service)
Rules for digital photos