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Body-camera distance
The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.
Posture: Straight ahead
Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.
Stand facing the light source, for example an exposed window. The background will be cut out, don't worry about it.

Firearms Licence Photo - Size & Requirements

Firearm Licence Photo
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 32.8 mm
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 4.9 mm
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More about Firearms Licence Photo - Requirements

In the United Kingdom ownership of a gun is heavily regulated and only police can approve if an individual can seek to own a gun. However, it has to show plenty of legitimate reasons and even then, not all guns can be licensed.

If you want to know what are the firearm license requirements regarding photo, documents, and who and how can apply, read on!

Firearms Licence photo guidelines

As a gun owner, you have to prove your identity and that you have the skills and rights to have one. This is why it is important to meet all the requirements. Not everyone can get a firearm license. There are a lot of rules and requirements to obtain one. In general, guns in Great Britain aren’t permitted. 

Firearm license photo size

To obtain a gun license one of the requirements is a passport size photograph which means 35 mm x 45 mm.

How to take a Gun License photo at home?

Along with the Firearm License application, you might try to get a photo in passport size at home which will perfectly suit your gun license! 

Regarding the official government requires, while posing to the document photo, you must:

  • be facing forwards and looking straight at the camera
  • have your eyes open and visible
  • have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • not have hair covering your eyes 
  • not have anything covering your face
  • not have any shadows on your face or behind you
  • not have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)

And the digital photo must:

  • be taken against a plain light-coloured background
  • contain no other objects or people
  • be in contrast to the background
  • not have a ‘red eye’ effect

When you have already met the specification, it is time to start taking photos. The Passport Photo Online site can help you with it. Try our photo booth available on iOS or Android, take a photo, upload it, choose the right document and the rest leave to us!

Last update: 23/09/2022

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

What's the difference between a gun license and permit?
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Licenses or permits to purchase are designed to restrict those who can legally buy specific categories of firearms. Licenses are of varying duration and often do not limit the number of weapons a person can buy. In some states, permits are issued to the applicant for each specific weapon acquired.
How old you have to be to get a gun lincese in UK?
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You have to be 14 years old before you can be granted a firearm certificate and need to have a legitimate reason to prove to the police that you need obtain one.
What photo size you need for a firearms license?
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The photo should be a Birtish passport size so 35mm x 45mm with a straight head looking at the camera lens.
You have to download and fill the firearms Form 201 to which you have to add, e.g. one passport size photograph, two referees details, state of the rifle you want, etc.

A person who wants to get a firearm in the UK, must licence it. The police are issuing the licenses which can be registered on a 5-year firearm certificate (FAC) or a shotgun certificate (SGC). Certificates can list multiple firearms.