Passport Photo Requirements
If you’re applying for a passport in the UK or Republic of Ireland you’ll need professional photographs which meet the official requirements to submit along with your application.
To make sure you get approved first time there are some simple steps you can take when having your passport photo taken. Follow the steps below and check the official government websites to follow best practice.
UK Passport Requirements
– You need two identical photos (our photo booths provide five)
– Your photos have to measure H 45mm x W 35mm (the standard size provided by Clearhill photo booths)
– Photos must be of a professional standard and have been taken in the last month
– If you wear glasses it’s fine to keep them on, but your eyes should be visible and watch out for any glare off the lenses obscuring your face or eyes
Tip! Make sure to keep a neutral expression for your photos and remove sunglasses, hats or anything which prevents your face from being seen clearly.
You’ll find printed guidelines attached to all our photo booths and you can also check the Passport Office website for a full list of their requirements on acceptable images.
Irish Passport Requirements
– You need four identical photos (our photo booths provide five)
– Your photos should be at least 35mm x 45mm and no more than 38mm x 50mm (Clearhill photo booths meet this requirement)
– Photos should be in sharp focus, without shadows or ‘red eye’
– Black and white photos are recommended
Tip! Centre your head in the photo, look directly at the camera and remove anything which obscures your face including sunglasses and hats.
A printed guide to the requirements is attached to all our photo booths. For the full list of Photograph Requirements refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website.