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UK Passport and Certificates

It is very important to ensure the quality of your passport photos for your UK passport application are to the exact standards and requirements that the passport office require.

Please see the list below to act as a photo guideline of what is required for the new British passport application.

  • Both photos must be identical
  • They must be in colour, not black and white
  • Taken and printed in the last 30 days
  • Is against a plain light grey background or plain cream background.
  • Undamaged and not torn or bent.
  • Printed on photo quality paper.
  • Ensure eyes are fully open and fully visible - no glasses.
  • There is no reflection, glare or red eye.
  • You are facing directly into the cameraNo side poses.
  • Neutral facial expression
  • Ensure your face is not covered

If you are required to provide additional information in terms of certificates, then please ensure that you also provide a copy as well as the original certificate. Certificates that the British passport office may require, include the following:

  • Marriage certificate
  • A UK certificate of Naturalisation
  • Birth certificates
  • Education certificates

If you are providing a birth certificate for a minor (under 16), then please ensure that the full council version is provided (the one that states the occupations of both parents).

Corporate Accounts

If your company has a need to send employees abroad regularly, then we can accommodate this need by providing preferential rates on our fastest services and instant prechecking. We guarantee same day processing and immediate despatch once the passport has been issued.

If you would like to learn more about our services, the processes required for a passport application, would like to request an application pack or speak to one of our agents on how you can benefit from our agency services, then please use our contact us page to submit your enquiry.

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