Passport Photo Online [Get Biometric Photos in 3s]

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, 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 has got you covered.

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: from 35x45 mm to 38x50 mm. 👉 Find out how to resize a photo to passport size
    • Head height (from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin): Between 70% and 80% of total height
  • Background:
  • 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:
    • Neutral facial expression
    • Face should be centred and looking directly at the camera
    • 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:
    • Glasses with clear lenses are acceptable, but they must not create reflections or cover the eyes
  • 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 6 months to reflect the current appearance
  • Photo paper and print quality:
    • Printed on matte or glossy photo-quality paper. 👉 Check out our ultimate guide to passport photo 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 the requirements of the Department of Foreign Affairs:

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.

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 line 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 your favourite one. We give you 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 visa and 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 Irish passports, driving licences, Employment Permits, 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):

So handy for passport/ID photos. I have already used your service few times and it was always very good experience and great results.

Ready to join the community that trusts us with their passport 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.


Can I take my own passport photo?

Yes, you can take your own photograph for your 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 are the photo requirements for a passport in Ireland?

For an Irish passport, you need to present 4 pictures measuring 35-38 x 45-50 mm. The photos need to be close-ups of your face in frontal view, taken less than 6 months ago.

How much does it cost to get a passport photo in Ireland?

Depending on the service you choose, the price for a passport photo in Ireland can range anywhere from €8 to €15. 

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 smiling, 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 guidelines.


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