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Taking your passport photo

See our video tutorial, how to take a passport photo.


How? If possible, always take photo WITHOUT YOUR GLASSES!

With Paspic all you need to do is take a photo with your face in the centre of the picture; we’ll take care of the rest!

For many people photo booths seem like the only way to take digital passport photos, but in reality you can easily make passport pictures at home without the hassle or expense of the photo booth. Our automated photo validation system works a little bit like a passport photo template; it allows us to check that your photo meets all the regulations of the passport office so that your application will be approved first time. Whether you need photos of yourself, infant passport photos or baby’s first passport, our online system allows you to validate and order prints of your passport pictures with complete confidence.

Here are a few tips on how to take digital passport photos to meet all the legal regulations:

Passport Pictures
  1. Choose a plain background, such as a wall or door, and take your photo with your head in the middle of the picture.
  2. Position the camera around 1 metre (3ft) away from you.
  3. Maintain a neutral expression with your lips closed.
  4. Look directly into the camera.
  5. Do not wear glasses; nothing should be covering your eyes or casting shadows over your face.
  6. Make sure your hair is not covering part of your face.
  7. Do not wear a hat, head scarf or sunglasses (even if they’re pushed back on top of your head!)
  8. Nothing else should be included in the picture; it’s you and only you.
  9. Avoid flash reflection on skin or glasses and prevent red-eye.
  10. Avoid shadows across the face and behind your head; light should flow from the front to help avoid this.
  11. Make sure the light across your face is even.

Think you've got your perfect digital passport pictures? Upload it to Paspic now to check if it meets passport office regulations.