Generally, the rules for baby passport photos are relaxed slightly by most countries due to the difficulty in getting babies under one year old to look at the camera. However, there is no agreed standard between countries for baby passport photos
If you can't make it into our professional passport photo studios you can email us a suitable photo and we will format it to the correct specifications and either post or email it back to you, according to your preference. Payment is through Paypal - you do not need an account in order to make a payment.
Please note that you should only order a digital copy if your country supports online passport and visa applications.
UK passport Photo Guidelines for Children under the age of 5. Because of the difficulties in photographing children under the age of 5 for UK passport photos the regulations are slightly more relaxed as per the guidelines below .
For UK Baby Passport Photos under the age of 6 months, the baby does not have to have their eyes open. However there should be no supporting hands should be visible.
The passport photos regulations for children over six are the same for adults with the exception that the head size can be between 21mm and 34mm.
We normally lay the baby on the floor on top of a small mattress with a suitable coloured sheet (light gray for UK). The baby can also be placed in a baby chair covered with the light gray sheet. The requirements stipulate no visible support. If the parent needs to hold the child we normally advise placing the hands under the baby's clothing. Which ever way you choose to photograph a baby under 6 months for a passport photo there will invariably some type of shadow around the head. This is impossible to eliminate totally even with advanced studio lighting techniques
Flash from the camera will always cause shadows as will artificial lighting. Our best advice is to photograph baby outdoors on a cloudy bright day - very common in the UK. Lay baby on a suitable light gray background and take a picture. If you intend to send the picture to us for printing out, we ask you to photograph baby leaving plenty of room above the head and take a half length picture. When you send this to us for printing we will resize the picture for the correct passport requirements. This technique can be modified to suit the baby passport requirements of any country in the world.
We advise you not to take a chance with your passport or visa application. If the submitted photos are incorrect your application will be refused causing stressful delays and even unforeseen expense.
We guarantee to get your photos right first time which means that your application will not be rejected on the grounds of an incorrect photos. You can pop into our professional passport studios 6 days a week and you don't even need an appointment. The results are ready usually within ten minutes.