We can produce high quality photographic identity prints, professionally taken in-
Currently we can only take photographs of people aged 5 and over. This is unfortunately due to the constraints in our shop. We can however guide you through taking suitable photographs at home using your own digital camera, that we can then print to the correct standards for you.
We are able to produce unusual sized prints for foreign passports etc. Please bring in details of the required specifications.
Guidelines for UK Passport photographs
All passport applications must include two identical recent photographs. The photographs you send must meet internationally agreed standards and must be a true likeness of you. The guidance in the following page will help you send acceptable photographs, and will help avoid the need for more photographs.
The photographs must be:
• in colour, not black and white
• taken within the last month
• taken against a light grey or cream background
• 45 millimetres (mm) high x 35 millimetres (mm) wide (however, please do not trim your photographs to meet this condition)
• fit into the template, with your eyes positioned in the area marked by the shaded band
• undamaged, for example; not torn, creased, or marked
• free from shadows
• taken with your eyes open and clearly visible (with no sunglasses or tinted glasses, and no hair across your eyes)
• free from reflection or glare on your glasses, and the frames must not cover your eyes (where possible, we recommend that you remove your glasses to avoid the possibility of rejections)
• free from ‘Redeye’
• of you facing forward, looking straight at the camera
• with a neutral expression, your mouth must be closed (no grinning, frowning or raised eyebrows)
• of you on your own (no babies’ dummies, toys or other people visible)
• taken of the full head, without any covering, unless it is worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons
• taken with nothing covering your face
• free from copyright (for example, do not send school photographs as these are produced under copyright).
The photographs must:
• be in sharp focus and clear
• have a strong definition between face and background
• be printed professionally. Photographs printed at home are not likely to be of an acceptable quality.
Photographs for children aged six and over must meet the full standards set out in this guide.
Photographs of children five years and under must show a clear image that is a true likeness of the child. As young children can be difficult to photograph, children aged five and under do not need to have a neutral expression or to look directly at the camera, but they must face forward.
In addition to the exceptions above, babies under one year old do not need to have their eyes open (however it is preferable for eyes to remain open). All other standards must be met. If the baby’s head needs to be supported, it is important that your supporting hand cannot be seen.
If you have real difficulty in meeting these conditions, you should visit a photographic specialist, like Photocare, rather than a photo booth.