Passport Photo Online

Get your perfect biometric photo (compliance guaranteed)

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How does our photo tool work?

Take or upload a photo

Take or upload a photo

Take a photo or upload one from your mobile gallery. Follow our guidelines to meet all the requirements.

Get your photo verified

Get your photo verified

Let AI fine-tune your photo. Order your picture, and have it verified by an expert to ensure 100% compliance.

Enjoy your photo

Enjoy your photo

Download your digital photo instantly, or have your printouts delivered to your doorstep for free!

How to prepare yourself?

Distance from the camera while taking a passport photo

Distance from the camera

Take the photo from a distance of about 20 inches from your face. Ideally, the photo should be taken by another person.

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Face in front of the camera

Place your face in front of the lens and keep a neutral expression on your face. Hold the camera at face height.

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Even lighting

Just stand facing a light source such as an exposed window. Don't worry about the background.

Your Personal Passport Photo Booth—All You Need to Know

No queues, no hassle—perfect photos every time! Welcome to Passport Photo Online, where we transform your smartphone into a personal passport photo booth. With over 1 million approved ID photos and a bulletproof acceptance guarantee, we're here to make your life easier. 

Experience the convenience of snapping professional biometric photos without leaving your home—it doesn’t matter if it’s for a passport, driving licence, or other forms of ID, Passport Photo Online has your back.

Why choose Passport Photo Online

With all the passport photo apps out there, it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. 

So what sets us apart from the rest? 

  • Convenience at your fingertips: Snap or upload your photo from anywhere. Our AI technology prepares and verifies your photo, giving you the option to download it digitally or receive a free printout delivery
  • Professional quality you can trust: With 11 years of professional service, 24/7 Human Photo Expert availability, and a rating of 4.7/5⭐ from over 27,800 votes, we ensure the quality you can rely on
  • Our guarantees: We stand by our service with a double-your-purchase-cost refund if government authorities do not accept your photo, and a satisfaction guarantee that allows you to pay only when you're completely satisfied with your picture

We ensure all passport photo requirements are met

Every passport photo must adhere to a set of core requirements designed for consistency, security, and clear identification, including: 

  • Passport photo size and dimensions:
    • Photo size: between 35–40 mm (width) and 45–50 mm (height)
    • Head height (from chin to crown): Between 32 mm and 36 mm
  • Background:
    • Plain white or light grey background
    • Free from shadows, reflections, textures, or lines
  • Quality and resolution:
    • High-resolution photos with no pixels or grains
    • Clear and in focus
    • No underexposed (too dark) or overexposed (too bright) photos. Must show your natural skin tones
  • Facial expression and pose in passport photos:
    • Neutral facial expression, no smiling or frowning.
    • Face should be centered and looking at the camera straight on
    • Both eyes must be open and level
  • Clothing and attire:
    • Wear everyday attire
    • Uniforms, costumes, or camouflage attire are not acceptable
    • No headphones or wireless hands-free devices
  • Eyeglasses in passport photos:
    • Glasses are not allowed in passport photos (unless signed medical documentation is provided)
  • Hair and head coverings:
    • Religious head coverings are allowed but must not obscure the face
    • Face must be visible from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead
    • No shadows should be cast on the face by head coverings
  • Passport photo digital alterations:
    • No digital alterations or retouching that distort the true likeness
    • No filters or enhancements
    • Must not remove red-eye by editing
  • Recency:
    • Photos should be taken within the last 6 months to reflect the current appearance
  • Photo paper and print quality:
    • Printed on heavy-weight glossy photo-quality paper.
    • No holes, creases, or smudges

That’s a lot of passport photo requirements YOU don’t have to worry about, as we’ll make sure your final photo sticks to all the necessary guidelines.

How it works: a seamless experience in 3 simple steps

All it takes is 3 simple steps to get a quality biometric photo that’s guaranteed to comply with all Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade regulations:

Step 1: Snap or upload a photo 

Your photo, your choice. Snap a new one or upload an existing photo. We handle the rest, ensuring perfection every step of the way.

Step 2: AI and expert verification 

Our cutting-edge AI technology crops, resizes, and removes the background. Human expert verification adds an additional layer of checks to meet official requirements—doesn’t matter if you’re applying for a passport, visa, or driving licence, our database has all the parameters to ensure your photo’s compliance.

Step 3: Digital or print photos

Choose between downloading a digital version instantly or ordering a printout with free 3-day delivery to anywhere in Australia.

Important! If you satisfy a set of requirements mandated by the Australian Government, you can apply for passport renewal online. Note, however, that you still need to lodge your application at a participating AusPost. 👉 Here’s how to renew your passport at a post office.

Designed with You in mind

We know that not everyone enjoys posing for photos. That’s why our service has built-in features that make the process as painless as possible. No need to wait in queues or try to look natural with a stranger behind the camera. With our Passport Photo Booth App for iOS or Passport Photo Maker App for Android, you get: 

  • Unlimited choices: Take as many photos as you like and choose the one you’d like in your document for the next 10 years. We give you the freedom of choice—no matter how long it takes you!
  • Time and money savings: Our service is faster and cheaper than traditional methods. No need to search for "passport photo near me," start the car, and waste time in traffic, when the service you need is in your pocket
  • A built-in validator: Our built-in passport photo checker compares your photo with official requirements, ensuring acceptance—and less worrying about faulty document photos

Specialised guidance for all your photo needs

With Passport Photo Online, you can access our individualised support system that ensures your photos come out perfectly. 

Not certain if a photo you took with a different biometric photo provider will pass the scrutiny of government officials? We provide guidelines, sizes, and tips for various document photos, including Australian passports, Australian Citizenship Certificates, Australian driving licences, and more.

Need baby passport photos? Our expert tips and specialised tools are designed for parents—ensuring perfect baby photos are a breeze with our service. 

Hear from our satisfied users

Real experiences, real satisfaction: Read genuine testimonials from thousands of satisfied users (Our service has over 5,400 5-⭐ reviews on Trustpilot): 

I genuinely thought some of the positive reviews had to be fake. However, I had an extremely positive experience. I uploaded a photo of my baby for an Australian passport and got a rejection message due to the baby not facing forwards enough. I tried again and this time I asked for them to help adjust the background and baby blanket out of the photo. They did this within a couple of days and guaranteed the photo would be accepted, which it was.

Ready to join the community that trusts us with their biometric photos?

Your perfect passport photo awaits—whether it's for yourself, a baby, or an older relative, we're here to help you along the way.

FAQ

Can I take my own photograph on my passport?

With Passport Photo Online, you can use your smartphone to snap a photo or upload an existing one. The service includes AI technology that prepares and verifies the photo, ensuring it meets official requirements. All that’s left is to download the digital version or order a printout, all from the comfort of your home.

What is the cheapest place to get a passport photo?

For physical Australian passport photos, Officeworks offers them for $17.95. However, for digital passport photos, Passport Photo Online provides compliant pictures at the competitive price of $9.95 for digital and $14.95 for printed photos, with delivery included.

Where is the best place to get a passport photo?

The best place to get a passport photo depends on your specific needs. If you're looking for comprehensive passport services, AusPost offers a full range of services, including photos (for $21.95). Another good option for passport photos is Kmart. If you prefer to take your pictures at home, Passport Photo Online ensures that your photo meets all the necessary requirements.

How to take a good passport photo?

Taking a good passport photo requires following specific guidelines and avoiding common mistakes. Here's how you can take a good passport photo with Passport Photo Online:

  • Snap or upload a photo: Take a new photo or upload an existing one
  • Follow guidelines: Ensure a neutral expression, avoid wide smiles, and adhere to size and dimension requirements
  • Use AI and expert verification: Passport Photo Online's AI technology and expert verification ensure the photo meets official requirements
  • Avoid common mistakes: Be mindful of bad dimensions, old photos, low quality, and incorrect portrait styles

With these steps and the specialised guidance provided by Passport Photo Online, you can capture the perfect passport photo that meets all official prerequisites.

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We provide photos for IDs from all over the world. You’ll find the one you are looking for!

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