Passport and Visa photos online, Irish documents

Passport and Visa photos online, Irish documents

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Passport photo generator

The biometric photo is needed for your Irish passport, ID or driving licence. Sometimes when you travel around the world, you may need a visa to enter. Today you do not have to go to a professional photographer or a photo booth, because you have a lot of possibilities in your pocket! Use your smartphone and our online photo editor-validator and prepare a perfect identity photo you need. 

Keep on reading to find out:

  • about requirements for Irish identity documents;
  • complete guidelines on how to prepare an appropriate passport photo at home;
  • the most common mistakes when taking passport photos at home.

Photos for Irish Identity Documents

Passport photo

The Irish passport photo has standard European requirements. The photo must have 45 mm of height and 35 mm of width. You should have a neutral face expression, so you cannot smile. The picture must be taken en face. Your head must not be at an angle, and you cannot take a portrait-style photo. The photo should not be older than 6 months. It has to reflect your current look. White colour of the background is needed. Make sure there are no shadows. Keep in mind that your eyes must be fully visible and your ears must be in the shot. Also, you have to look straight into the camera lens. The photo must have a high quality, all blurred or shaky pics will be rejected.

Visa photo

Irish visa specification is the same as the one for an Irish passport photo. Keep in mind that you can use our visa online photo validator. Read the requirements, ask someone to take a few shots of you. Next, choose the best one and upload it to our online photo editor. The application will crop the pic, change the background and verify requirements. It works for all passport and visa photos in the whole world. You can use it for example to prepare a photo for your visa to China or Russian visa photo. 

Driving licence photo

Prepare two passport-style photographs to get an Irish driving licence. These must be identical and recent (no more than six months old), and they must meet the following guidelines: Width of the photo should have 35–38mm and should have height: 45–50mm. The full front view of your head must be visible. It must be sharp and clear and taken against a plain white or light grey background. Do not cover your eyes and head. Since the same requirements apply for the Irish passport, basically, it means that if you had taken photos for your Irish passport recently, you can reuse them for your driving licence. 

ID Card Photos

If you need photos for your ID card, age card, work permit or student card, do not worry. You do not have to go to the photo studio or a photo booth. Use your smartphone and our online photo booth app, which adjusts and verifies your photo. Please make sure what kind of photo you need, because it could have different requirements.

DIY Passport Photo for Ireland - get a passport/visa photo at home

It is a very good idea to take a passport photo at home. It is faster, cheaper and definitely more convenient. Below you will find the guidelines on how to prepare a perfect pic for your Identity Documents (passport, driving licence, age card etc.). Keep in mind that all the most important photos are biometric, however, they may differ for instance in size, so you have to pay attention to the particular specification of a document you apply for.

How to take a perfect passport/visa photo at home?

Firstly, do not take selfies, because they will not be accepted. Ask somebody to take a photo of you and choose the best place at home, where you will have uniform lighting. Remember, that the photo must be taken en face, hence stay straight in front of the camera and look into the camera lens. Have open eyes and closed mouth. Do not tilt your head. Do not smile, keep a neutral facial expression. Make sure your face is 100% visible. 

After taking some photos, choose the best of them and upload it to our online photo validator, which will prepare it to meet the official requirements (crop the photo, remove background etc.).  A perfect passport photo will be ready on your email shortly.

What to wear to the passport photo?

Since the Irish passport photo requires a white background, avoid wearing clothes in this colour, otherwise your body may blend with it. Head coverings are possible only for religious purposes. Do not wear any glasses, however if you need to wear them, make sure your eyes are fully visible. For this reason sunglasses or tinted glasses will cause the photo rejection.

The most common mistakes you need to avoid when you are taking a passport photo at home

People make similar mistakes while taking passport photos, thus we prepared the list of the most common mistakes to help you save time while getting the photo for your passport.

Keep in mind that the requirements may be different depending on the kind of document photo. Scroll down to find out five of the most popular mistakes you can make when taking an Irish passport/visa photo.

No 1. Bad format or dimensions

The required dimensions are: 4.5 cm of height and 3.5 cm of width. Head needs to be centered and facing the camera. The head should occupy 70-80% of the photo.

No 2. Low quality/ Low resolution

It is a very popular mistake. The picture cannot be pixelated, blurred, shaky, scanned, or damaged in any other way.

No 3. A wide smile

Everybody loves photos with a wide smile, but in the biometric photo, you cannot show any expression. Show a neutral face.

No 4. Unpresent look or old photo

Your passport photo must have been taken max six months ago. Keep in mind that if your look changed, you should take a new picture. Use our online photo app and prepare a passport/visa photo in just a few minutes.

No 5. It is not a biometric photo

If your photo does not qualify for biometric standards, it will be rejected, so make sure the photo is taken en face, you are looking straight into the lens, have closed mouth and opened eyes. Jewellery, hats or any other items cannot obscure the oval of your face.

Passport photo tool

Your mission is to read the specification and take an appropriate photo. Our photo booth app will take care of everything else. In the following points, we describe what the passport photo validator can do. 

The tool changes the photo size according to the document requirements. It removes the background completely or makes it appropriate for the document. It properly crops and frames the entire photo. As a result, the face in the photo is centered and positioned according to the requirements of the document. It is also a validator that checks the image whether there are no items obscuring your face.

Passport Photo App for iPhone

We have developed a photo booth mobile app, which is ready for iOS, so if you have an iPhone, go to the Appstore and download it. Please check our positive opinions and recommendations about our application. Thanks to the photo booth app for iOS, you can prepare your Irish passport or visa or other document photo in a few minutes on your iPhone.

Passport Photo App for Android

We also have an application for smartphones with the Android system. You can install it on the following mobiles: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei, HTC, Xiaomi etc. Go to Google Play and download our Photo Editor App for Android, which helps you prepare and adjust your Irish ID photo. 

5 reasons why the passport photo online tool is the best option for taking passport photos

No 1. Saves you time

It is faster to use your smartphone in comparison to looking for a photo booth or a photo studio.

No 2. Saves you money

It is cheaper than a visit at a professional photographer’s or even a photo booth.

No 3. Built-in photo validator

It checks the photo to the requirements, for example, Irish passport photo requirements or any visa photo. Photo booths won’t assure you that the photo you took is meeting all the standards of a biometric photo, meanwhile our AI-enhanced photo validator for sure will.

No 4. Unlimited quantity of photos,

Once you get the digital photo template, you can print it out as many times as you want. A printout that will contain two passport-style photos costs as little as 20 euro cents. If you renewed your passport and now need to renew your driving licence, age card or any other doc that has the same photo requirements, you can simply reuse the photo you got in the first place. You can also print a few more photos, and give them to your loved ones. Those will easily fit in a wallet or in a phone case. 

No 5. 100% guarantee your photo will be accepted

In case your photo gets rejected by official authorities, we will refund you the money you paid for the photo. Stay safe and keep calm about your passport/visa/age card photo.