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CHILD PASSPORT PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

Two Passport Photos

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Overview

Two passport photographs need to be provided alongside your passport application form, and these photos should meet specific requirements. There is a chance that the application could be rejected or delayed if the photographs do not meet these specific requirements.

Where should I have my passport photo taken?

We recommend you choose a Photo-Me booth (if you are living in the United Kingdom) and these can be found at post offices and in many supermarkets. If you do not have a Photo-Me booth in your vicinity you could choose to use a professional photographer.

Outside of the UK, due to varying standards, we recommend strongly that you visit a professional photographer.

How to get correct photo

Your photographs need to be

  • Of a size that is 45mm high and 35mm wide - you will find this is the regular size provided by UK photo booths.
  • printed in a professional manner
  • Not altered in any way or cut out from a larger photograph.
  • not in black and white, but in colour and printed onto white photo paper
  • a grey/white or cream background
  • the same as each other
  • no older than 30 days' old
  • with no damage, creases or tears to the paper
  • aside from a perhaps necessary countersignature, both photographs should contain no other marks on either side unmarked
  • untouched by software like Photoshop, or any other software
  • Please click here for more information on the countersignature
UK Child Passport Photo Size

The portrait of your face must show

  • your shoulders
  • your head with no obstructions
  • facing the camera lense directly, your eyes must look forward
  • nothing besides you: no other subjects or people (there is no exception for babies or children)
  • of a size between 29mm and 34mm and showing from the very top of your head to just under your chin
  • a closed mouth and plain, non-smiling expression
  • an uncovered head (unless what is covering the head is being worn for religious or medical purposes)
  • Eyes which are wide open and contain no reflection from glasses or other optical equipment; we would suggest you take your glasses off to have your photograph taken.
  • red-eye is not permitted
  • Shadows are not permitted
  • there should exist a strong and clear contrast between your face and the background in the photograph
UK Child Passport Valid Photo

Child Passport photos Notes

  • Children and babies must be completely alone in their photograph. Babies are not allowed to carry or hold toys.
  • Children should be looking straight at the camera holding a neutral, non-smiling expression, (there is an exception for children under 6 years old)
  • Children should be looking straight at the camera holding a neutral, non-smiling expression, (there is an exception for children under 6 years old)
UK Child Passport Photo

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