Passport and Visa photos online maker APP, Zimbabwe documents

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How does it work?

Perfect biometric photo within 3 minutes.

Check how simple and smart is it!

Take or upload a photo

Take or upload a photo

That's the only thing you need to do. Take or upload a photo - we will take care of the rest.

AI prepares the photo

AI prepares the photo

Artificial Intelligence will check your photo, crop it to the right size and remove the background.

Expert verification

Expert verification

Our Photo Expert will make additional verification to check if your photo meets the official requirements.

Digital or printed photos

Digital or printed photos

You can download a digital version and order a printout which we will send within 2-3 days. Delivery is free!


Take a biometric photo conveniently without leaving home

You save time and money


Don't waste time, effort or money. You can take your passport photo without leaving home.

Professional service

Over 1 million people have used our services within the past 11 years. Our Photo Experts are available 24/7.

Money-back guarantee

We give you a guarantee of acceptance by authorities or otherwise we will refund you double the price!

Satisfaction guarantee

Take as many photo shots as you want - you pay only when you are satisfied.

How to take a photo?

Taking a photo for your ID has never been so easy.

Follow simple instruction to take a perfect ID photo.


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.

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More about ID photos

In all countries, there are identification documents that, as their name suggests, serve to verify the identity of the holder. An ID is a unique and non-transferable document, which will be required for any operation or management in Zimbabwe. Although each ID is different in each country, they all have something in common besides their function: they contain a biometric photo that serves to identify the holder.

The same applies to passports. The Zimbabwe passport works just like anywhere else, it is a necessary document when traveling, especially outside the country. Without a passport, it is impossible to go abroad. Likewise, those whose passport is expired or damaged will not be allowed to leave Zimbabwe.

But biometric photos are not exclusively used for identification and travel documents, it is important to consider, for example, the quality of a photo for your LinkedIn profile, a photo for your cv, or an ISIC Card photo.

Although the most important thing is not the quality, since that is taken for granted, but the measurements. Although you may think that all biometric photos are the same, the truth is that each one must meet specific requirements or it will be rejected, such as the size of the photo. Even so, there are more requirements to take into account: the background of the photo, the clothing, the pose, etc.

The requirements for biometric photos in Zimbabwe are quite clear and here we are going to tell you one by one, stay tuned!

Zimbabwe Photo Requirements

Not only will the requirements for a biometric photo differ from country to country, but each document may even have different measurements, so we recommend that you make sure of this before paying for a photo that does not work.

Here at Passport Photo Online, we give you the certainty that the photo will be valid because we know perfectly the requirements for each photo offered. For example, we show you below the requirements for a Zimbabwe passport photo.

A Zimbabwe passport photo must:

  • Have a photo size of 45 mm in height and 35 mm in width
  • Be recent (taken in the last 6 months)
  • Be a high-quality photo. Of course, it must be in color
  • Not contain blurrings, shadows, red-eye effect, or any other flaws
  • Taken in a white, plain background

Furthermore, there exist certain rules that applicants must follow when taking a Zimbabwe passport photo. Applicants must:

  • Look straight at the camera
  • Be positioned at an appropriate distance from the camera. The photo should show your head and the tops of your shoulders.
  • Adopt a neutral facial expression. You are not allowed to smile
  • Eyes must be clearly open and the mouth closed
  • Wear casual clothing, nothing very extravagant. It is also important that your clothes are in contrast with the white background, so you shouldn’t wear anything white
  • Take off their glasses, unless the applicant needs to wear them due to medical reasons and the glass is not obscure, as eyes must be perfectly visible
  • Not cover their head unless this is due to religious or medical reasons

Take also into consideration that applicants must submit 2 copies when applying for a Zimbawbe passport

Do not overlook any of the Zimbabwe passport photo specifications or your photo will be rejected and you will have to start the process again from the beginning. In the following section, we tell you about the most common mistakes when taking a Zimbabwe passport photo or any other official document.

Nevertheless, you wouldn’t need to worry about biometric photo specifications if enjoying an online photo booth service. Or at least, one having an AI system. Nowadays, it is feasible to obtain whatever biometric photo you are looking for (US passport photo, Canada visa photo, etc.) on the Internet. In fact, this is much more comfortable as they make sure that your photo complies with the official requirements.

Biometric Photo - 7 Most Common Mistakes

I'm sure it's a lot easier than you think to make a mistake when taking your Zimbabwe passport photo or another official biometric photo. That is why we would like to discuss some of the most common mistakes below, in order to teach you how a biometric photo should be taken and what to avoid at all costs. 

The first thing to do, as we have already mentioned above, is to be perfectly informed about the different requirements for the photo you are about to submit. Not reading the indications or overlooking any of them would cause our photo to be rejected, which I guess none of you would like, not only because of the loss of time but also because you will have paid for photos that are not valid and, therefore, you will have to pay again.

Nevertheless, either you opt for using an online photo booth or a traditional photo booth, we recommend you to take a look at the following list to learn which are the most common errors when taking a biometric photo:

  1. Do not smile! Remember that you should adopt a neutral facial expression. We know that this may be difficult for you, who never look sad in a photo, but rules are rules. Please keep your beautiful smile for Instagram posts. 
  2. Your photo contains shadows or any other flaws. From our experience, we can tell that this is usually due to bad lighting. For instance, there is a higher risk of such effects on your photo at night, as artificial lighting is normally very strong. Instead, you may opt for taking your photo during natural daylight hours. This would be way better!
  3. You didn’t take your photo beside a white and plain background. Yes, we know that both traditional photo booths and professional photographers are aware of it, though this may happen if some people opt for using an inappropriate photo editor to get a biometric photo on their own. In the following section, we will talk about the best passport photo validator in the online market.
  4. The photo was not taken in the last 6 months. Of course, it is possible to submit a photo that was taken 8 months ago but there is always the risk that the officials will notice. The most important thing is that your photo reflects your current appearance, so it does not matter if you took the photo three weeks ago in case you got a new facial tattoo, changed the hair color radically, or went through facial surgery, your photo will be rejected.
  5. You are not positioned at an appropriate distance from the camera (too close or too far from the camera) so the photo is not valid. Take also into consideration the rest of the requirements regarding how the applicant should pose: you must look straight at the camera, keep the eyes completely open, etc.
  6. The photo was printed on poor-quality photographic paper. This requirement is essential, your photo must be printed in photographic professional photo paper, stay away from poor-quality online photo booths.
  7. And, of course, the photo size must be correct. Biometric photos having the wrong size will be denied. Remember that the proper size for a Zimbabwe passport photo is 35x45 mm. Similarly, any other biometric photo has specific requirements when it comes to photo size among other factors.

Finally, we recommend that to avoid all these problems, you opt to use an online photo booth. Not only will you receive your photo ID without leaving home, but you will also get the certainty that your photo is valid. A traditional photo booth is not able to correct mistakes whereas taking a photo in a professional photo studio can be very expensive. That's why we think this is the perfect option today. 

Keep reading if you would like to know all about online photo booths, we will tell you how to use it, what options it offers, or what benefits it has, among many other things.

Zimbabwe Passport Photo From Home -

Don't think twice! You will not find a better online photo booth in the market. Wouldn’t you like to take a passport photo, ID photo, driving license photo or any kind of biometric photo from home? You would avoid wasting your time attending an expensive professional photo studio or a traditional photo booth. 

Here above you can provide a list to help you understand how you can benefit from using a top-quality online photo booth such as Passport Photo Online.

Benefits of using Passport Photo Online

  • You can take a photo on your own and intimately, without feeling uncomfortable.
  • In contrast to traditional photo booths that provide limited tries to clients, it is possible to shoot as many tries as you desire and upload the one you prefer. 
  • Photos can be obtained in a minute, from the comfort of your home.
  • Passport Photo Online is a completely trustworthy photo service. We guarantee that your photo will be accepted by the official authorities. If not, you will receive your money back and a new chance to obtain your photo.
  • Our AI system enables the tool to detect any mistake so, in case anything is wrong, you will be asked to repeat the photo. Of course, you will receive instructions on how to improve your photo.
  • Photo background will be removed and transformed into a white, plain background.
  • Passport Photo Online is aware of official photo requirements from any country and any official document. We guarantee photo quality above anything.
  • You can obtain your photo in digital format or ask PPO to deliver the photos to your address.

Learn how to use Passport Photo Online and benefit from this unique service! It has never been easier to obtain the perfect biometric photo. Passport Photo Online is available both at GooglePlay and AppStore, though you can also access its website to obtain a photo without needing to download the app.

How To Use Passport Photo Online

To take a photo for any Zimbabwe travel or identity document with Passport Photo Online, follow these steps:

  1. What document are you applying for? Passport Photo Online has many options available that you would get lost. Make sure you select the right option, as requirements vary from one to another. 
  2. Now it is recommended that you take a look at the instructions. We will give you a few tips on e.g. how you should pose, or what you should wear.
  3. Take a photo and upload it to the app/website.
  4. Wait a minute, PPO is checking the photo validity. 
  5. In case anything is wrong, you will be asked to repeat the photo and provided with comments regarding how to improve it.
  6. Once the photo is accepted, the tool starts to arrange the necessary changes.
  7. You will obtain a photo meeting official requirements.
  8. Download your photo in digital format and print it at a supermarket, pharmacy or any other store having a printing service available. Do not forget to print your photo in postcard size so you can save a lot of money.

Or if you prefer, Passport Photo Online can also deliver the photos to your home.