You will be required to submit two photos when completing a paper passport application. These need to measure 45mm high by 35mm wide, as well as not be cropped from a larger picture. In an effort to speed along the process, you might be tempted to print your own passport photos at home before submitting them alongside your application. This would surely be easier and more convenient than going to a photo booth – but is it allowed? You’re right to ask this question before the start of the process. With this in mind, here’s what you need to know about printing your own passport photos.
Can you do it?
The passport office says that it’s ‘unlikely’ that they will accept passport pictures that a person has printed at home. The guidelines explain that this is ‘because the image and paper are often not of good enough quality’. You could try to pull the wool over the officials’ eyes and give it a shot, but if there’s a question mark over the quality then you should be prepared for the photos to be rejected.
What are your options?
Don’t worry, you don’t have to go through the rigmarole of tracking down a photo booth and taking your photos there. Instead, you can still take the pictures from the comfort of your own home before sending them over to Paspic. You’ll later receive two hard copies in the post, both of which will be suitable to submit with your passport application.
Is this speedy?
Yes! It’s not just the fact that you’ll get your hands on hard copies without having to venture outdoors, but through using a service like this you’ll also have an added guarantee that your passport photos meet all the necessary requirements. This will provide you with peace of mind that your application won’t encounter any unnecessary delays because your passport photo is unsuitable.
Let us help
The passport guidelines can be rather tricky, so it’s always better to be safe rather than sorry. Paspic is your answer to making the whole photo-taking process as carefree and efficient as possible, so be sure to get in touch for help.