UK Baby Passport Photo

UK Baby Passport Photo

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What do our users write about us?

The reviews come from our customer satisfaction surveys.

Cornelia K.

A few different shoots were necessary to get to the right position and quality of the Foto (babyfoto for kids passport) but the team was very kind an helpful and after a few right away answered emails the fotos which resulted were great. Absolute recommendation from my side! Thanks.


I’ve used their online service for passport photo of my newborn baby. Their online service is able to automatically remove the background and crop the photo as per passport requirement with no manual effort. It is also cost effective than getting the passport from retail store. The thing that set them apart from other similar passport photo app is that they are also doing human verification of each order. As part of verification, they informed me that photo doesn’t match passport requirement as baby’s head was not straight and facing the camera in photo (my mistake) and offered to create another passport photo free of cost with new photo.


Uploaded a photo of our 2 week old baby. Manual verification was done and it failed. Passport Photo Online came back and gave us the opportunity to upload another photo free of charge. This photo passed and has been printed and submitted. GREAT SERVICE!!!

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UK Baby Passport Photo Size & Requirements

UK Baby Passport Digital Photo Online
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 34.5 mm
  • Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 3 mm
Is it suitable for online submission?
Is it printable?
Background Color

How to make a photo?

Body-camera distance
Body-camera distance
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face

Baby & Infant UK passport photo requirements

  • Each child has to have an individual passport photo.
  • Photos have to be printed on high-quality photo paper.
  • You must provide 2 identical colored pictures (traditional application).
  • Baby passport photo must be taken in the last month.
  • One of the printed pictures must be countersigned to identify your baby.
  • Good quality images, in focus, without any damage or creases.
  • Children's pictures cannot be unaltered by computer software and cannot be filtered.
  • In the photo, the children must be alone.
  • Baby passport photo size: 35x45mm wide x high (printed photos).
  • Digital photo: at least 600 pixels wide and 750 pixels tall (if you are applying for a baby passport online).
  • There cannot be any toys or children's blankets in the frame.
  • The child in the picture cannot have a pacifier.
  • Children under 6 don’t have to look directly at the camera or keep their heads straight.
  • Children under 1 year don’t have to keep their eyes open.
  • You can support your head with your hand, but your hand cannot be seen in the photo.
  • The image must be taken against a bright plain background - light gray, cream or white.
  • Headcovers are not allowed in the image.
  • The frame has to cover the entire head, neck and upper shoulders.
  • The figure in the picture needs to be centered.
  • The 'red eye' effect is not accepted.

Digital baby passport photo

A digital infant passport photo UK must be included when applying for a British Online Passport for your child. It is not necessary to provide a printed version. One digital photo is enough - unlike 2 for a traditional application. You can take a baby passport photo UK as digital with a professional photographer or use our program and take it yourself with a phone.

Such an image must meet the requirements regarding the size, file format and the posing of your child. The photo file must be at least 50KB, but not more than 10MB. If you provide an incorrect image, your application for an infant passport will be denied.

Digital baby passport photo size

Digital baby passport photo UK size must be at least 600 x 750 pixels (width x height). However, it is best to provide a 900x1200px file to ensure it meets the resolution requirements.

The quality of digital photo

The picture must be in color, well lit, bright and in focus. The picture cannot be changed in any way by computer software. When taking a digital passport photo UK of your child, make sure there are no shadows on the face, shoulders, and background.

Printed baby passport photo

When applying for a British infant passport via traditional mail or Passport Check and Send service, you must attach two identical printed pictures of your child. It is very important not to attach them permanently to the application - they must be attached loosely to the application.

One of the pictures must have a countersignatory statement on the back. This should be someone you have known for at least 2 years and who can prove your child's identity. It cannot be a family member or someone closely related to you.

Printed baby passport photo size

The correct baby passport photo size is 35x45 mm (width x height). Each of them must be the same size. If you have a larger photo, do not crop it yourself - it will be done by officials. You can also use our online program that crops your photo file to the correct size and prepares the file for printing.

The quality of your printed photos

Pictures must be printed on a professional plain photographic paper with no border. They have to be clear and in focus. You must provide pictures in colour and taken within the last month. The photos must reflect your child's current appearance. Pictures have to be unmarked on both sides, unless one of them needs to be countersigned. The pictures cannot be altered by the computer program in any way.

Baby passport photo near me

You can take a baby passport photo UK in several places: at the photographer's, in the photo booth or by yourself at home using your smartphone. The service at the photographer's is quite expensive and it is often impossible to repeat a shot that does not satisfy us. In turn, photo booths are a popular way, because such machines are in many supermarkets, such as Tesco, Asda, Boots, Jessops or Costco. But it still costs money. In addition, it is difficult to get a good shot in the booth, and you often cannot verify the correctness of the picture for the documents.

Therefore, the best way lately is a baby passport photo online taken with a smartphone at home. This is possible thanks to online applications and programs like ours. Most importantly, you pay nothing. In addition, you can take multiple shots and choose the best for yourself. Then you upload the photo file to the program, and the software checks the correctness of the photo in accordance with the requirements of HM Passport Office. If something is wrong - you will be informed and you will be able to upload another file. Totally free. You pay only when the software unequivocally evaluates the baby passport photo online as correct and sends you the finished file in the correct size and with the background removed.

DIY Passport Photo Guidelines - How to take baby passport photos using your phone?

Generally, the baby passport photo UK has the same requirements as adult photos. It is a bit different with children under 6, especially newborns and toddlers, but more on that later. The picture must be taken against a bright and uniform background and the frame must be a close-up of the entire head, neck and upper shoulders. The face and body must be facing straight towards the camera. The head must be kept straight - it must not be tilted. Half-profile photos are not accepted. Baby can’t smile in the picture and mustn’t tilt the head in any direction. The mouth must be closed and the eyes open. The face must be visible, especially its oval and eyebrows, so it's best to push the hair out of your child's face. The child can’t wear any headcover in the photo. Sunglasses and tinted glasses aren’t allowed. Infants may wear corrective glasses as long as they do not cover the eyes, especially the pupils. There must be no glare in the glasses.

How to take newborn/toddler passport photo?

It is recommended to photograph such young children lying down. Place the newborn baby on the unfolded white sheet and photograph it with the phone from above. It is best to take a picture from at least 1.5m in clear focus. Children under 1 year don’t have to keep their eyes open and they don't have to keep their heads straight. HM Passport Photo is allowed for passport photos of newborns with their natural facial expressions and a natural tilt of the head to one side. Just take care of good lighting and no shadows. Remember that your baby cannot have a pacifier or a toy. The background must be clean - the image must not show any other elements on the back.

Taking passport photos of toddlers can be more of a challenge. But there are a few tricks to make your child want to position the body and face in front of the lens for a while. You can spread a white sheet over a high chair and seat your baby. To keep the baby's head straight, put your hand under his clothes at the back and hold it for a moment at the level of the neck. Just make sure your hand or fingers aren't visible in the frame. Also remember that children under 6 do not have to be looking directly at the camera or have a neutral expression. Moreover, it is allowed to hold the child by the parent's hands as long as they are not visible in the frame.

Home-made baby passport photo guide:

  • Photograph the newborn baby lying down on a sheet, at a distance of at least 1.5 m from above.
  • Position the baby chair 0.5m from the wall and cover it with a white sheet. Place the child in the chair and take a shot 1.5 m away.
  • Make sure your baby's face and body are facing straight.
  • Take care of lighting - natural (the best are the hours before noon) or artificial from lamps.
  • If possible, take a picture in a room with natural light coming in through the windows on both sides. To diffuse light and avoid shadows, you can hang a white curtain.
  • Children under 1 year don’t have to keep their eyes open and they don't have to keep their heads straight.
  • Children under 6 don’t have to look directly at the camera or keep their heads straight.
  • No headcovers and tinted glasses.
  • No pacifiers, cuddly toys, toys, blankets and little bags in the photo.
  • The frame includes the entire head, neck and upper shoulders.
  • No shadows on the shoulders, face and background of the photo.
  • Avoid white and black baby clothing.

Frequently Asked Questions

❓ How do I take my baby's passport photo?

You can visit a professional photographer or use a photo booth. You can also take a photo at home with your smartphone. Later, use our infant passport photo software that will remove the background by itself and crop the photo to the correct size. This program also works as a passport photo validator and checks if the image meets the requirements for UK passports.

❓ What should a baby passport photo look like?

Size 35x45mm (printed) or 900x1200px (digital). Image in color and in focus. Taken on a bright plain background. Close-up of the entire head, neck, and upper shoulders. Face and body straight ahead. The oval of the face is clearly visible. Eyes open, mouth closed. No headcovers. Without any background elements. Neutral facial expression. Children under 1 year of age may have a slightly tilted head and slightly narrowed eyes.

❓ Can a baby's eyes be closed in passport photos?

Yes, each child must have an individual passport photo and an individual document.

Yes, each child must have an individual passport photo and an individual document.

Take the shot as required for the baby passport photo. Attach the file to our online program. After validating, cropping and removing the background, the software will send the finished photo to your email address.

Yes, infant passport photo UK can be taken with any phone with a camera that takes high-quality photos. You can also take a picture with a tablet. Remember that you must take the shot according to the guidelines for such pictures.

No. The baby's hands must not be visible in the photo. Also, make sure that the parent's hands are not in the picture.

About the document

UK Passport for a Baby or Child

Every British child must have a passport if you plan to take them abroad. Infant passport UK is a travel document that confirms the minor's British citizenship and confirms the child's identity. You must apply for an infant passport if your child is under 16 years of age. You can do it online or at the post office. Applying for a child's passport online costs £49, and applying for a child's passport using a paper form - £58.50. Baby passport UK is valid for 5 years.

Remember that only someone with parental responsibility for the child is eligible for applying for the documents. You must provide both parents' details when submitting the application. If you are unable to provide details of the other parent, you must explain why.

How long does it take to apply for the UK baby passport?

If you apply online, the process for obtaining the document takes up to 3 weeks. If you apply by mail, it takes longer. In exceptional circumstances, you can get your child's passport urgently. Then you have to appear at the HM Passport Office, however, due to COVID-19, you now have to call the office.

There are three procedures to apply for British baby passport:

  • First baby passport UK - if your child is under 16 and has never had a British passport or has it but some details have changed.
  • Passport renewal - if the child is under 16 and has a British passport, but the document has expired.
  • Child passport replacements - if a child is under 16, a British passport has been lost, damaged or stolen.

IMPORTANT: If your child is over 16 or will be in 3 weeks and had a British child passport, he/she can apply for an adult passport or can use a renewing procedure.

What documents for baby passport photo UK?

Applying online you need to submit:

  • a digital baby passport photo of your child,
  • filled online application,
  • supporting documents,
  • a credit or debit card to pay (£49).

Applying by post you need to attach:

  • filled paper passport application,
  • 2 identical printed passport pictures of your child,
  • Supporting documents.

You can get a paper form from a Post Office that offers the Passport Check and Send service. You can also ask Passport Adviceline to post one for you by mail. Online applications can be submitted through The form must be signed by someone with parental responsibility and if your child is between 12 and 15, he/she has to sign it too.

Supporting documents consist of 2 identical photos (or 1 digital), the child’s full birth or adoption certificate, proof of British nationality, any valid passport if your child has it and any court orders if applicable.

Countersignor for UK baby passport

Applying online and by mail requires that you find someone to prove your child's identity. This is the so-called countersignor. In the case of paper applications, such a person must sign one of the images. For online applications, you must provide HM Passport Office data of countersignor. The office will contact him/her by email. When applying online, countersignor does not need to sign the printed photo.

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