Rules on how to make a passport size photo online

Before you pack that suitcase and book your hotel, you need to make sure that your passport is up to date. If you need a new passport, then you’ll need to take an up to date passport photo. The good news is that it is now possible to make an online passport photo. Below we share with you the rules on how to make a passport size photo online.

Read the instructions

It is vital that you read any instructions and follow the rules regarding taking your passport photo. Meet the requirements and you’ll be fine. The last thing you want is to make an online passport photo only for it to be rejected with your application. A friend can take your photo for you, either on your phone or by using a digital camera.

What you need to show

The good news is that it is very easy to take a digital photo to make your online passport photo. All you need to remember is that the head and shoulders, plus the upper body, need to be in shot. That’s all. So don’t stand too close or too far away. As long as you get the upper body into shot, we can crop the photo for you to a passport size.

Your photo needs…

When taking your online passport photo it is important that you stand in front of a plain and light-coloured background such as a wall or curtain. No people or objects should be in the shot. There should also be no shadows, either on your face or in the background.

You need to stand facing the camera. Eyes should be focused straight ahead, and you cannot smile, as your mouth needs to be closed. If you wear glasses, then these need to be removed for your photo.

Digital photo quality

Your digital passport photo must be of a good quality and resolution. Your face should be in clear focus, with no ‘red eye’, and no filters used. Ideally, the image should be 600 pixels by 750 pixels and no larger than 10MB.

Here at Paspic, we can help you to quickly and simply obtain that perfect online passport photo. You take the photo and we crop it to the correct size. Be sure to check out our useful hints and tips and upload your photo today!

Photo: Metaphoto by devopstom licensed under Creative commons 2

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