Looking for Baby, American or Indian Visa passport photos?
Passport photos are easily obtained from the many photo booths dotted around the main supermarkets of Lincolnshire such as Tescos, Asda and Sainsbury’s – but sometimes it’s just not convenient to have a photo taken in one.
Anyone who has ever tried to hold a wriggling crying baby on their lap whilst wedged in a booth will know that!
Being in military Lincolnshire means there are lot of requirements for unusual passport sizes -USA and Australia for instance all have differing passport photo specifications.
Indian Visa photos have to be 50mm x 50mm -the photo booths don’t do those!
I can help with all these issues with a while you wait passport service costing just £10 for up to 6 identical photos – or you can have the digital file if you are using the new online passport service – and that includes a cup of tea!
Please note though that my studio is up 2 flights of stairs so please bare that in mind! Give me a call if you need a passport on 01529 241633.
You can now take your own photos if you are using the digital online service though. You need to follow these rules:
Rules for digital photos
The quality of your digital photo
Your photo must be:
- clear and in focus
- in colour
- unaltered by computer software
- at least 600 pixels wide and 750 pixels tall
- at least 50KB and no more than 10MB
What your digital photo must show
The digital photo must:
- contain no other objects or people
- be taken against a plain light-coloured background
- be in clear contrast to the background
- not have ‘red eye’
If you’re using a photo taken during your application, include your head, shoulders and upper body. Do not crop your photo – it will be done for you.
In your photo you must:
- be facing forwards and looking straight at the camera
- have a plain expression and your mouth closed
- have your eyes open and visible
- 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 shadows on your face or behind you
Do not wear sunglasses or tinted glasses. You can wear other glasses if you need to, but your eyes must be visible without any glare or reflection.
Photos of babies and children
Children must be on their own in the picture. Babies must not be holding toys or using dummies.
Children under 6 do not have to be looking directly at the camera or have a plain expression.
Children under one do not have to have their eyes open. You can support their head with your hand, but your hand must not be visible in the photo.
Children under one should lie on a plain light-coloured sheet. Take the photo from above.