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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.

Proof of Age Card Photo - Size & Requirements

Garda Age Card Photo
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 34.5 mm
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 3 mm
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Garda Age Card Photo - All You Need to Know

Garda Age Card photo requirements 

A Garda Age Card, issued under Ireland’s voluntary age card scheme, is available to people 18 years old or over to prove they are of legal age, e.g. when purchasing alcohol. In order to acquire one of these cards, you will be required to submit a photograph meeting the Garda Age Card photo requirements.

The submitted photo needs to be a biometric photo to enable the authorities to check the holder’s identity. Nowadays, you don’t have to go to a traditional photography studio or a photo booth to get the photo for your Proof of Age cards!

You can now use our photo maker to get a photo for your Age Card online, saving you time and money!

What do I need to apply for an Age Card?

In order to apply for a Garda Age card, you will need:

  1. A valid passport, your birth certificate, your Irish Residence Permit Card and one other form of identification
  2. A credit/debit card or an Age Card voucher that you can get from any post office
  3. One recent passport style photo

How to get a photo for an Irish Proof of Age card?

It is extremely simple, all you have to do is get someone to take a photo of you and upload it. After that, our AI-enhanced photo app will crop the picture to the correct age card image size, erase the background and verify it against the official requirements. In mere seconds, you will have a preview of your Garda Age Card photo.

Digital biometric photos are a great solution for people who do not have a photography studio nearby, people who don’t have much time or have mobility issues. Passport Photo Online allows you to get a perfect Age Card Ireland photo at any place and any time. It is also a 100% recommended safe solution during the pandemic. Moreover, it is also a cheaper solution, costing less than any other method of securing a satisfactory Garda Age Card photo.

Age Card photo guidelines

There are many official Age Card photo rules which your picture must comply with in order to be acceptable for your application. We encourage you to familiarise yourself with this list of requirements:

  • Natural facial expression
  • You must directly face the camera and look into the lens
  • Background should be plain, light coloured, preferably white.
  • Normal clothing should be worn. Extravagant outfits or uniforms might cause your photo to be rejected. Religious clothing, however, is allowed
  • Glasses, headphones and other accessories should be removed
  • There should not be any visible objects in the background

Photo for Age Card - size

The Age Card photo size specifications are 35 x 45mm (3.5 x 4.5cm), which corresponds with the standard passport photo size in Europe. The Age Card photo size, measured in pixels, will depend on the dpi resolution. For 100dpi the size of the Age Card photo picture is 350 x 450px, for 300dpi the dimensions will be 1050 x 1350px.

Photo requirements are based on:
Last update: 02/10/2023

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

What is a Garda Age Card?

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The Garda Age Card serves as a proof of age document. It is not an identity card: its only purpose is to prove that the holder is of legal age (18 or over), for example, when they are purchasing alcohol.

What will I need for a Garda Age Card?

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If you wish to apply for a Garda Age card, you will need:

  • A valid passport, your birth certificate or your Irish Residence Permit Card, with one other form of identification.
  • Credit/debit card or an Age Card voucher.
  • One recent passport photo.

Will I have to take the Garda Age Card photo in a photo booth?

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Not necessarily. Of course, you have the option to go to a professional photography studio or a photo booth, but you can also take a biometric photo for your new Age Card online, with Passport Photo Online. In this way, you can save lots of time and money.

It is very simple and fast: open Passport Photo online on your computer or on your smartphone, and upload a photo of yourself. Our AI-enhanced photo tool will crop your image to the right size, erase the background and check whether or not the picture meets all the official requirements. In mere seconds, you will be able to see your Garda Age Card photo, ready to be downloaded.

Your facial expression must be neutral, so you must avoid smiling.

The background must be plain light-coloured, ideally white. You must ensure that there are no objects or people in the background.

Your entire face, especially your eyes must be visible at all times in your photo. Therefore, glasses, headphones and other accessories must be removed for a Garda Age Photo.

No, there isn't a precise dress code, although extravagant outfits or uniforms might cause a photo rejection. For this reason, we recommend you wear normal clothing. Religious clothing is also allowed.

The dimensions of the Garda Age Card photo are 35 x 45mm (3.5cm x 4.5cm).

Makeup is allowed, up to a point. It’s important to remember that the photo needs to be an accurate representation of your current appearance and, if your makeup is too heavy, it may cause problems when your card needs to be checked. Our advice would be, if you plan on wearing makeup for your photo, to keep it simple and light. This will allow you to be recognised more easily.

The Garda Age Card photo requirements are as follows. You must stand directly facing the camera, with your entire face in the shot, wearing a neutral expression. You must wear ordinary clothing that you’d wear day-to-day, while avoiding wearing extravagant clothes, uniforms and accessories like glasses and headphones. The background must be a neutral colour, white or off-white, and must be empty, with no other objects visible. In terms of size, the photo needs to be 35 x 45mm (3.5 x 4.5cm) for physical copies and either 350 x 450px (100 dpi resolution) and 1050 x 1350px (300 dpi resolution).