UK Passport and Visa Photos

UK Visa & Passport Photos 10

Specifications Size & Requirements

See Also >> UK Passport Photo Guide PDF | UKBA Photo Guide PDF

Incorrectly taken UK passport photos have become the main reason for UK passport applications being rejected. We take the time to ensure that your passport and visa photos are correctly sized and meet all the required specifications. As a result our UK passport photos will never be the reason for your passport application being rejected.

We don't charge a fortune for UK passport and visa pictures. A set of 4 photos is just £10.00. If you are a frequent traveler we have a great money saving offer of 16 UK passport photos for £15.00. (Note : UK passport photo meet the visa photos requirements of many different countries). The cost of ordering online is £15.00/set of 4 photos

Passport and Visa Photos

Online Ordering £15

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.

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An outline of UK Passport and Visa Photo Requirements.

  • Two identical photos, 45mm by 35mm on a light gray background
  • The passport photo must stand out clearly against the background
  • Passport photos must be printed on low gloss high quality photographic paper
  • The photos must be undamaged - no creases caused by paper clips
  • Other people of objects must not be visible in your passport photos
  • The head size in the UK passport photo must measure between 29 and 34mm
  • There must be no writing on the back or the front of UK Passport Photos
  • The passport and visa photos must be properly focused and clear
  • No shadows are allowed in UK passport and visa photos
  • You must be facing forwards with a neutral expression
  • Do not show your teeth and keep your mouth closed
  • Grinning, raised eyebrows and frowning are unacceptable
  • Your eyes must be open and clearly visible in British Passport Photos
  • There must be no hair obscuring your eyes, sunglasses or tinted glasses
  • There must no flash reflections in glasses
  • The frame of the glasses must not cover up any part of your eyes
  • We advise our customers to remove their glasses
  • Head coverings are allowed only for religious or medical reasons

Baby Photos

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.

Passport and Visa Photos

Below is an outline of UK Visa Photo Requirements.

  • The photo must be clear and show a true likeness of the child
  • A neutral expression is not required for a UK baby passport photo
  • Reflections and glare on spectacle are acceptable
  • The head of the child can be at an angle
  • Children are not required to look straight into the camera
  • No supporting hands
  • Babies under one year old do not need their eyes open

We normally advise parents to place supporting hands underneath the babies clothing which normally produces acceptable UK baby passport photos

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.

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