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UK Passport Photos

Passport Photo for UK

United Kingdom/England (UK) Pasport Photo Size and Requirements (England Passport Pictures)

“UK Passport Photo Size”:

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From BBC News link:

Subjects must look straight ahead with mouths shut and “neutral” expressions. Other rules include the size of the photo – 45mm by 35mm – which must be printed on normal photographic paper. Applicants must be on their own in the picture and their head and shoulders must take up 65% to 75% of the frame.

If your application form requires different size or has some new requirements, let us know that information along with your order by sending an e-mail to passportphotos@hotmail.com.

UK Passport Picture requirements:

 

  • Subjects must look straight ahead with mouths shut and “neutral” expressions.
  • Passport picture size needs to be- 45mm by 35mm –
  • United Kingdon Passport Photos must be printed on normal photographic paper.
  • Applicants must be on their own in the picture and their head and shoulders must take up 65% to 75% of the frame.

Detailed requirements for “UK Passport pictures” from UK Government website- Home Office- Identity and Passport Service

The standards for passport photos With all applications, you must include two identical recent photographs. These must meet internationally agreed standards and must be of a true likeness of you. The photographs must:

  • be in colour, not black and white;
  • be identical;
  • be taken within the last month;
  • be 45 millimetres (mm) high x 35 millimetres (mm) wide (do not trim your photographs to meet this condition);
  • be in clear and sharp focus, with a clear difference between your face and the background;
  • be taken against a plain cream or plain light grey background;
  • not have red-eye; be of you facing forward, looking straight at the camera; not be torn, creased, or marked; be printed on plain white photographic;
  • be free from shadows; be taken with your eyes open and clearly visible (no sunglasses or tinted glasses and no hair across your eyes);
  • be 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);
  • show you with a neutral expression and your mouth closed (no grinning, frowning or raised eyebrows); be of you on your own (no toys, baby’s dummy or other people on the photo);
  • be professionally printed. Photographs printed at home are not likely to be of an acceptable quality;
  • show your full head, without any head covering, unless you wear it for religious beliefs or medical reasons;
  • be taken with nothing covering your face. Please make sure nothing covers the outline of your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • be a close-up of your head and shoulders so that your head, from the bottom of your chin to your crown is between 29mm and 34mm high; and clear of writing on the front and back.

Sample UK Passport photos:

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Sample of Bad/Invalid photos for UK Passport

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Important Links for UK/Schengen Passport Photos:

From BBC News linkNew passport photo standards due for UK Passport Photos

Full guidelines are available for members of the public by clicking here (pdf, 301kb, new window)
UK Guide for professional photographers