Passport Visa and ID - Gary Maxwell

Passport Visa and ID

With the constant changes in the rules and regulations regarding passport photos, you need a flexible and reliable photographer that  can adapt to the changes as and when they occur. As a portrait photographer I am a specialist in  passport photo and ID photo , and promise to retake your photo for free if your passport and ID photos are ever rejected by the passport office for not meeting visa requirements. ( not post office counters)

Unlike some of my competitors, I do all types of passport photos; I do baby passport photos, passport photos for toddlers as well as passport photos and ID photos to meet the specification of any embassy in the world. If you need a visa photo, photo for a green card and ID photo using different colour backgrounds for international travel, I can provide all of them while you wait!   Passport and ID photos can also be used for driving licences, identity cards, oyster cards and student cards.

Passports; Visa's; ID passes

Passport photo requirements - Standard British

You must make sure photos for your passport, driving licence or visa meet all the rules - your application might be delayed if you don’t.

Photo size Your photos must be professionally printed and 45 millimetres (mm) high by 35mm wide - the standard size used in photo booths in the UK. Standard sizes in photo booths outside the UK can be different - make sure you get the right size.

You can’t use photos that have been cut down from larger pictures.

The photos

* Your photos must be: in colour on plain white photographic paper

* taken against a plain cream or light grey background

* identical

* taken within the last month

* clear and in focus without any tears or creases

* unmarked on both sides (unless a photo needs to be countersigned)

* unaltered by computer software

The image of you

Your photos must show a close-up of your full head and shoulders. It must be only of you with no other objects or people. The image of you - from the crown of your head to your chin - must be between 29mm and 34mm high

* Your photos may be rejected unless they show you:

* facing forward and looking straight at the camera

* with a neutral expression and your mouth closed

* without anything covering the face

* in clear contrast to the background

* without a head covering (unless it’s worn for religious or medical reasons)

* with eyes open, visible and free from reflection or glare from glasses

* with your eyes not covered by sunglasses, tinted glasses, glasses frames or hair

* without any ‘red eye’

* without any shadows in the picture

Photos of children

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

Children under 6 don’t have to be looking directly at the camera or have a neutral expression.

Children under 1 don’t have to have their eyes open. If their head is supported by a hand, the hand mustn’t be visible in the photo.


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