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Garda Age, which is also called Proof of Age, can be issued by individuals who are at least 18 years old. It is often mistaken with a National ID document, however the National Age Card is not an identity card. Its only purpose is to prove that the holder is aged 18 or over. Garda Age Card should not be obtained or used for any other purpose. This voluntary National Age Card scheme is provided for in the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1988 (Age Card) Regulations 2007.
During the Garda Age application process you will be required to submit a photograph meeting specific requirements. The submitted photo needs to be a biometric photo in order to facilitate authorities checking 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 card!
Simply use our age card photo maker and save yourself some time and money!
We all know how important it is to keep social distance and prevent coronavirus from spreading. Photo booths and traditional photography studios not only make people commute but are also visited by tens of people daily. It might not be the safest way to take a photo for the Garda Age Card.
Stay safe, take a biometric photo online!
In order to apply for a Garda Age card, you will need:
It is extremely simple, all you have to do is to take a selfie and upload it. Then, our AI-enhanced photo app will crop the photo to the age card photo size, erase the background and check whether it meets all the official requirements. In just 3 seconds you will see the preview of your Garda Age Card photo.
Digital biometric photos are a great solution for people who do not have a photography studio around, people who don’t have much time or have mobility issues. Passport Photo Online allows you to get a perfect photo for your Irish Age Card at any place and any time. It is also a 100% safe solution and recommended option during the pandemic. Moreover, it is also a cheaper solution. Since there is no human factor during the Garda Age Card photo taking process, we can afford the prices to be lower than at our competitors.
There are many official rules a photo needs to meet to be suitable for an Irish Age Card. We encourage you to take a look at the list of the following requirements:
The dimensions of the Age Card photo are 35x45mm (3,5cm x 4,5cm) which corresponds to standard European passport photo size. The Age Card photo size measured in pixels depends on the dpi resolution. For dpi=100 the size of the Age Card photo picture is 350x450 px, for dpi=300 the dimensions will be 1050x1350px.
Photo requirements are based on: www.agecard.ie
Last update: 24.09.2021
❓ What is a Garda Age Card?
The Garda Age Card is a proof of age. It is not an identity card: its only purpose is to prove that the holder is aged 18 or over.
❓ What do I need for a Garda Age Card?
To apply for a Garda Age card, you will need:
❓ Do I have to take the Garda Age Card photo in a photo booth?
Not necessarily: for sure you can go to a professional photography studio or a photo booth, but you can also take your biometric photo online, on Passport Photo Online. In this way you can save time and money.
❓ How can I take the Garda Age Card photo online?
It is very simple and fast: open Passport Photo online on you computer or on your smartphone, and upload a photo of yourself. Our AI-enhanced photo tool will crop it to the right size, erase the background and check whether it meets all the official requirements. In just 3 seconds you will see your Garda Age Card photo ready to be downloaded.
❓ Can you smile in a Garda Age Card photo?
No, you can't smile. Your facial expression must be neutral.
❓ What colour the background of the Garda Age Card has to be?
Background must be plain light-coloured, ideally white. There shouldn't be any object or other person on the background.
❓ Can I wear glasses in a Garda Age Card photo?
No, you can't. Glasses, headphones and other accessories can't be worn for a Garda Age Photo.
❓ Do I have to dress in a precise way for the Garda Age Card photo?
No, there isn't a precise dress code, anyway extravagant outfits or uniforms might cause a photo rejection. For this reason we recommend you to wear normal clothing. Religious clothing are also allowed.
❓ What size is the Garda Age Card photo?
The dimensions of the Garda Age Card photo are 35x45mm (3,5cm x 4,5cm).
Get a professional Garda Age photo in just a few seconds! Our Proof of Age photo maker will crop your photo, erase the background and check if it is compliant with the official requirements. Remember that Irish Garda Age Card is not an official national ID document. Its purpose is only to prove the holder’s age.
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