Passport Photo Requirements forUnited Kingdom

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Last updated/checked : 28/02/2019

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Passport Requirements

Required photo dimensions : 35mm x 45mm
2photos will need to be submitted
Alight-grey or plain cream backgroundis needed for your photos

Printed to a professional standard
Taken within the last month
In colour on plain white photographic paper with no border
Taken against a plain cream or light grey background
Clear and in focus
Without any creases or tears
Unmarked on both sides (unless a photo needs to be countersigned)
Unaltered by computer software
Be a close-up of your full head and upper shoulders
Contain no other objects or people
Be in clear contrast to the background
Be facing forward and looking straight at the camera
Have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
Have your eyes open, visible and free from reflection or glare from glasses
Not have hair in front of your eyes
Not have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)
Not have anything covering your face
Not have any ‘red eye’
Not have any shadows on your face or behind you
You can’t wear sunglasses or tinted glasses. You can wear reading glasses but your eyes must show fully through clear lenses without glare or reflections.

Passport Children under 6
Head size between 29-34mm.
Clear and true likeness of child.
Neutral expression is NOT required.
Head can be on an angle.
Children are not required to look directly at camera.
No supporting hands.
Babies must not be holding toys or using dummies.
Babies under one do not need to have their eyes open.
Reflection and glare are acceptable on glasses.

Digital Passport photo  Requirements

Include full head, shoulders and upper body
Have lots of clear space around the head and shoulders
No shadows on face or background
Be facing forward and looking straight at the camera
Have a plain expression and your mouth closed
Have your eyes open and visible
Not have hair covering your eyes
Not have any headwear (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)
Be in focus
In colour without any effects or filters

Dimensions : At least 600 pixels wide and 750 pixels tall
At least 50kb and no more than 10mb
Background Requirements : light-grey or cream background

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