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New Zealand Passport Photos

New Zealand Passport Photo Specs

  • Photos must be less than 6 months old.
  • New Zealand Passport Photo size 35mm x 45mm.
  • Head size in Passport Photos for New Zealand
    head, including hair, should fit within the oval shown in the template below
    • maximum size of head, including hair, must be 80% of photo
    • head must be cantered, with a clear gap around the sides and top of the head, including hair.
  • use high quality, high resolution photo paper
  • you can also use colour film or low gloss coated thermal papers as long as the printer is high resolution
  • DO NOT use matt paper, heavy-backed thermal paper or an ink-jet printer.
  • the background must be plain and light, but not white 
    • there must be strong contrast between image and background, with no shadows.

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New Zealand Passport Photo requirements

Photo age

• photos must be less than 6 months old.

New Zealand Passport Photo size

• standard size 35mm x 45mm.

Head size in Passport Photos for New Zealand

• head, including hair, should fit within the oval shown in the template below
• maximum size of head, including hair, must be 80% of photo
• head must be cantered, with a clear gap around the sides and top of the head, including hair.

Paper quality

• use high quality, high resolution photo paper
• you can also use colour film or low gloss coated thermal papers as long as the printer is high resolution
• DO NOT use matt paper, heavy-backed thermal paper or an ink-jet printer.

Passport Photo quality

• photo must be a true image, not altered in any way
• photo must be in focus, with no red-eye and no reflected light on the face.

Passport Photo Background

• the background must be plain and light, but not white
• there must be strong contrast between image and background, with no shadows.

Passport Photo Pose

• face the camera straight on, with your head straight, eyes open and mouth closed
• maintain a neutral expression, not smiling or frowning
• ensure you have no hair across your face or eyes as eyes must be clearly visible.

Glasses

• eyes must be clearly showing through glasses, with no reflection
• remove glasses with heavy-rimmed frames
• do not wear sunglasses, or glasses with tinted lenses that obscure your eyes.

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