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UK Passport Photograph Sizes

Passport Photograph Sizes UK

The size of your printed photos. They must: measure 45 millimeters ( mm ) high by 35mm wide (the standard size used in photo booths in the UK)

Tip: Cannot be a cut down version of a larger picture.

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more info:   https://www.gov.uk/photos-for-passports

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Printed photos

 

You need 2 identical printed photos if you are applying for a passport using a paper form.

You need either printed or digital photos if you’re applying 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.

You can get help with your passport photos if you’re disabled.

 

 

The size of your printed photos

 

You need to provide 2 identical photos.

They must:

  • measure 45 millimeters (mm) high by 35mm wide (the standard size used in photo booths in the UK)
  • not be a cut down version of a larger picture

If you use a photo booth outside the UK, check it can give you photos that measure 45mm high by 35mm wide.

 

 

The quality of your printed photos

 

Your photos must be:

  • printed to a professional standard
  • clear and in focus
  • in colour on plain white photographic paper with no border
  • without any creases or tears
  • unmarked on both sides (unless a photo needs to be countersigned)
  • unaltered by computer software

What your printed photos must show

 

Your photos must:

  • be a close-up of your full head and upper shoulders
  • contain no other objects or people
  • be taken against a plain cream or light grey background
  • be in clear contrast to the background
  • not have ‘red eye’

In your photo, you must:

  • be facing forwards and looking straight at the camera
  • have a plain expression and your mouth closed
  • have your eyes open and visible
  • not have hair in front of your eyes
  • not have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)
  • not have anything covering your face
  • not have any shadows on your face or behind you

Do not wear sunglasses or tinted glasses. If you wear glasses that you cannot take off, your eyes must be visible without any glare or reflections.

 

 

The size of your image

 

The image of you – from the crown of your head to your chin – must be between 29mm and 34mm high.

 

 

Photos of babies and children

 

Children must be on their own in the picture. Babies must not be holding toys or using dummies.

Children under 6 do not have to be looking directly at the camera or have a plain expression.

Children under one do not have to have their eyes open. You can support their head with your hand, but your hand must not be visible in the photo.

 

Good and bad examples of printed photos

 

Posting your photos

When sending your application, your photos must be:

  • separated from each other
  • left loose and not attached to your application form

Information provided by GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/photos-for-passports

Rules for digital passport photos GOV.UK (BETA service)

Rules for digital passport photos

 

Make sure your photo meets these rules. If it doesn’t, you may have problems with your application or when you travel.

 

How to get your digital photo

 

You can choose from 3 ways:

  • Get a friend to take one. They can use a phone, tablet or digital camera. We’ll show you how to take a good passport photo and upload it.
  • Go to a photo shop. You’ll get a digital copy of your photo. Some shops can also give you a photo code. We’ll show you how to use the code to retrieve your digital photo.
  • Go to a booth. From some booths in the UK and abroad, you’ll be able to get a photo code with your printed photos. We’ll show you how to use the code to retrieve your digital photo.

What your digital photo must show

 

If you get someone to take your photo they need to fit your head, shoulders and upper body into the photo. Don’t crop your photo – we’ll do it for you.

 

Your photo must:

  • be taken against a plain, light-coloured background
  • contain no other objects or people
  • not have any shadows on your face or behind you
  • be taken in the last month

In your photo you must:

  • be facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • have a plain expression and your mouth closed
  • have your eyes open and visible
  • not have hair covering your eyes
  • not wear anything on your head (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

Don’t wear sunglasses or tinted glasses. If you wear glasses that you can’t take off, your eyes must be visible without any glare or reflections.

 

The quality of your digital photo

 

Your photo must be:

  • in focus and without any red eye
  • in colour with no effects or filters
  • at least 600 pixels wide and 750 pixels tall
  • at least 50kb and no more than 10mb

 

 

 

Information provided on GOV.UK  as of  29/05/2018

https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/help/photo-rules