Passport Photo Online

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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, just 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, visa, or other forms of ID, Passport Photo Online will get you sorted.

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 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: 35x45 mm
    • Head height (from the top of the head to the bottom of the chin): Between 29 and 34 mm
    • Full head and upper shoulders must be visible
  • Background:
    • Plain cream or light grey background 
    • Free from objects, shadows, 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
  • Facial expression and pose in passport photos:
    • Neutral facial expression with mouth closed
    • Face should be centered and looking directly at the camera
    • Both eyes must be open 
  • Clothing and attire:
    • Wear everyday attire
    • Jewellery is allowed in passport photos; however, it cannot obstruct the face, create glare, shadows or reflections
    • No headphones or wireless hands-free devices
  • Eyeglasses in passport photos:
    • Glasses are not allowed in passport photos (unless medically necessary)
    • Sunglasses and tinted glasses are strictly prohibited
    • If glasses are necessary, the frame cannot obstruct the eyes, or produce any glare, reflections, or shadows 
  • Hair and head coverings:
    • Religious or medical 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
  • Recency:
    • Photos should be taken within the last month to reflect the current appearance
  • Photo paper and print quality:
    • If printing your own passport photos, use paper with a minimum of 180 GSM
    • 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 meets all 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 HM Passport Office requirements:

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 prints with free 3-day delivery to anywhere in the UK.

Need to renew your passport or submit a new passport application? Read through our guides to sail through the process:

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 UK AiD Photo ID App for iOS or Passport Photo Maker & Editor for Android, you get: 

  • Unlimited choices: Take as many photos as you like and choose your favourite one—we provide you with the freedom of choice
  • 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 drive for miles, 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—that means 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 HM Passport Office officials? We provide guidelines, sizes, and tips for various document photos, including Passports, Railcards, Provisional Driving Licences, and more.

Need baby passport photos? Our online passport photo checker is 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 received the best service possible from the company starting from the taking the photos and the kind support in advising the photo that meets UK Driving License requirements. Secondly, they delivered the print outs on time as promised and exactly the high quality texture I paid for. Finally, they enclosed my print outs in a card to prevent it from damage. I am really impressed with their services and do hope DVLA will accept this photo since the rejected the previous submitted to them.

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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.


Can I take a passport photo on my phone?

Yes, you can take a passport photo using your phone. However, be sure it includes your head, shoulders, and upper body. Additionally, the photo must meet specific requirements such as being clear, in focus, and taken against a plain light-coloured background. 

How much are passport photos?

Passport photo prices vary widely across the UK. However, the average price at shops comes in at £14.99 per set (this price also includes the UK photo codes necessary for online applications).

What are the standards for passport photos?

Passport photos must meet specific requirements

For digital photos, they should be clear, in focus, unaltered by computer software, and taken against a plain, light-coloured background. The photo must be at least 600 pixels wide and 750 pixels tall, and between 50KB and 10MB in size. 

For printed photos, they should measure 45mm high by 35mm wide, be printed on high-quality paper, and the image of you (from the crown of your head to your chin) must be between 29mm and 34mm high. 

What is not accepted on a passport photo?

The following are not accepted in a passport photo:

  • Photos that do not meet the size and quality requirements
  • Photos with other objects or people
  • Photos taken against a non-plain or dark background
  • Photos with 'red eye'
  • Photos where the subject is not facing forwards or looking straight at the camera
  • Photos with hair covering the eyes or face
  • Photos with head coverings, unless for religious or medical reasons, that obscure the face
  • Photos with shadows on the face or background
  • Wearing sunglasses or tinted glasses
  • Any alterations made using computer software
  • Photos with a non-neutral expression, such as smiling or frowning

Always ensure that your passport photos adhere to the guidelines provided by the official government website to avoid any delays or rejections in your passport application.


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