Passport and Visa photos online, New Zealand documents

Passport and Visa photos online, New Zealand documents

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Passport photo generator

Everyone needs a new identity photo for a passport, ID, driving licence, visa, student or working card. There were times when we used to go to a professional photographer to take an appropriate picture for these documents, but now you can take your passport photo at home! Read the requirements below in this article and get a passport photo faster and cheaper. Use our online photo application, which will adjust your passport photo to all requirements. 

Photos for New Zealand Identity Documents

Passport photos

You can get a New Zealand passport photo in two ways. 

The first option is a paper photo, so you can use recently taken pictures for other documents or visit a professional photographer, but it is easier and cheaper to use the second option, which is a digital photo. For the New Zealand passport system, the digital photo must have a 4:3 aspect ratio, or 3:4 on a smartphone, it has to be in jpg or jpeg format. The file weight must be between 250KB and 10MB and resolution should be between 900 and 4500 pixels wide and 1200 and 6000 pixels high. Keep in mind that scanned photos are not acceptable for our Online Passport Service.

For paper photos, you have to take two identical photos, printed on high-quality paper with 45 mm in height and 35 mm in width.

Our online validator prepares photos for passports and other identity documents for almost all countries, so you can use it everywhere and wherever you want. We guarantee that your photo will be accepted.

Visa photos

The New Zealand visa photo must be taken within the last six months. 

  • Make sure it is in sharp focus and clean. 
  • It cannot be pixelated, blurred, too light, too dark or with low contrast. 
  • The skin colour should be natural. 
  • Your face must be uniformly visible. Visa photos with shadows across the face or flash reflections will be rejected. 

To get your digital passport photo you can easily apply online. However, there are some requirements that must be met. 

-You have to take a coloured photo and save the image as a JPG (or JPEG) file. 

-Set the colour to sRGB (to match the colours that most video monitors and printers reproduce). 

-The photo file size must be between 500KB and 3 MB and must have dimensions between 900 x 1200 pixels and 2250 x 3000 pixels.

If you need a visa photo for any country, just ask someone to take a photo of you and send it to our online photo tool. You do not have to worry about dimensions and background because the app will adjust the picture for you. For example, if you need a visa to the UK, go to the UK Visa Photo in  It is very simple and quick, so you can save time and money. 

Driving licence photos

All driving licences in New Zealand have biometric photos, which are used also in passports or IDs. Our photo tool is ready now to prepare and adjust pictures to all New Zealand specifications. Ask someone to take a picture of you and upload it to the app. After a few minutes, your photo will be ready in your email. 

ID Card photos

Sometimes you have to prepare a photo for a new ID, Student Card or monthly pass card for public transport. A lot of people try to take photos of themselves, but sometimes those photos don’t meet the requirements. Although it’s a very good idea, do keep in mind that there may be different specifications for individual situations. First, check what kind of photo you are in need of and ask someone to take it. After taking the picture, upload it to our photo editor, which will adjust and crop the photo so it can meet all requirements.

DIY passport photo for New Zealand - make passport or visa photo at home

Taking a New Zealand passport photo at home is a great idea! There is a DIY guidebook on how to make a perfect visa/passport photo using your smartphone and the Internet. 

How to take a passport photo at home?

If you decide to take a passport photo at home, you have to read this guide, which helps you prepare a perfect picture.

  • First of all, you have to ask someone to take a photo of you. Do not take selfies, because they will not be accepted. 
  • Choose the best place in the house, where you will have uniform lighting.
  • The photo must be taken en face, so stay straight in front of the camera and look into the lens. Do not tilt your head. Have open eyes and closed mouth. Be careful of neutral expressions. Make sure your face is 100% visible. 
  • After taking some photos, choose the best one and upload it to our online photo validator, which will adjust your picture to the requirements. 
  • A perfect passport photo will then be sent to you via email shortly after.

What to wear to the passport photo?

The background behind must be white and solid thus it is recommended to wear dark clothes without any patterns with covered shoulders.

You can wear accessories like glasses only if your eyes are visible. Make sure to keep your eyes open and look straight into the camera. Photos with sunglasses and tinted glasses will be rejected.

Do not wear a cap, a hat, or another headcover except for religious purposes. Make sure it does not cover your face or create shadows on the photo. The oval of your face must be entirely visible. 

You should not wear any accessories like headphones or sunglasses because they can cover your head. If you want to wear your earrings or necklace, it is possible only if they do not affect the photo. 

The most common mistakes you need to avoid when taking a photo

People make mistakes in their passport photos, which sometimes may cause rejection and cancellation of your application. It is also a waste of time and money. 

It's many times better to take a photo with your smartphone and use our photo validator which adjusts it to the requirements. Keep in mind, that requirements may be different depending on the kind of document photo. 

Here are five of the most common mistakes you can make when taking a New Zealand passport photo:

  • Low resolution and low quality of the photo. It is a very common mistake that most people make. The picture cannot be pixelated, blurred, or damaged in any other way. 
  • Not looking into the camera or having an open mouth or closed eyes. 
  • Bad ratio (digital photo) or dimensions (paper photo). There are some requirements about the dimensions of the New Zealand passport photos. They should have 45 mm of height and 35 mm of width. Additionally, your head height should have 32-36 mm and it should cover 70-80% of the photo.
  • A wide smile. You cannot show any facial expressions. Make sure to keep it neutral.
  • The photo is older than six months or your image changed. 

Passport Photo Tool

Our online passport photo editor may help you in four different ways.

  • by converting the photo to the appropriate size, giving it the appropriate resolution and dimensions
  • by cropping and framing the entire photo. The face in the photo should be centered and positioned according to the requirements of the document.
  • by verifying the image according to the requirements for the document. 
  • by removing the background completely or making it appropriate for the document. 

Passport Photo App for iPhone

If you are an iPhone user, you can go to the App Store and download our app. If you have doubts about the photo validator, please check opinions and recommendations about our application. You can get your New Zealand passport photo in a few minutes using our photo editing app on iOS.

Passport Photo App for Android

We also have an application for smartphones with the Android system. You can go to Google Play and download our passport photo online app for Android, which will help you to prepare and adjust your New Zealand passport photo. You can install it on the following mobiles: Samsung, LG, Sony, Huawei, HTC etc.

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

There are five important reasons why you should take a photo at home and use our online app:

  • Built-in validator, which checks the photo to meet the requirements.
  • You save time. It is faster to use your smartphone rather than looking for a photo booth;
  • Good price. It is cheaper than going to a professional photographer or a studio;
  • Unlimited quantity of photos and you can choose the one you prefer the most;
  • And last, but not least, you have a 100% guarantee your photo will be accepted.