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Passport Photographs

The Home Office are becoming stricter at accepting Passport Photos so why not let us take your photo instead of fiddling around with those pesky booths? We personally take photos for use in a UK Passport, BusPass, Driving licenses or ID cards and even for some foreign passports and visas (US & Indian 2x2 inch visas are generally fine, for other countries please contact us and we'll confirm whether or not we can comply with the required specifications).

It couldn't be simpler. Pop in-store and ask for your photograph to be taken, for adults the whole process usually only takes about 5 minutes. You will receive 4 sized and cut photos.

If you are elderly, infirm or it is a bit of a task for you to come into the shop, please do contact us first to make sure we haven’t had a machine break-down or power cut. We’d hate for you to have a wasted journey.

We can also take baby passport photographs but recommend you contact us first to make sure we have a patient member of staff on hand when you come in! It’s usually best to avoid between 12 and 2pm.

We make every effort to ensure your photo complies with the current passport office specification. In the unlikely event that your photo is rejected, please inform us of the issue and we will re-take it free of charge.

Although the passport application states that non-reflective, non-tinted spectacles may be worn it does also say that the frames must not cover your eyes – so in reality they need to be a very large pair of spectacles! In view of this, we will always recommend you remove your spectacles. If you insist on wearing them, we will not re-take the photo or refund any monies paid if the post office refuse them, for any reason.

Adult passport: £6.00

Baby (Under 3 months): £15.00

Toddler (3 months to 3 years): £10.00

Child (3 to 6 years): £8.00

VISA (3 to 6 years): £17.00

VISA (7 years to adult): £12.00

When taking the photo, we will ensure that every passport specification is covered, including;

  • In colour on plain white photographic paper
  • With a plain cream or light grey background
  • Identical
  • Clear and in focus
  • Facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • With a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • Without anything covering your face
  • In clear contrast to the background
  • Without a head covering (unless it’s worn for religious or medical reasons)
  • With eyes open, visible and free from reflection or glare from spectacles
  • With your eyes not covered by sunglasses, tinted glasses, glasses frames or hair
  • Without any ‘red-eye’

Photos of Children

Children must be on their own in the picture. Babies must not be holding toys or using dummies.

Children under 6 don’t have to be looking directly at the camera or have a neutral expression.

Children under 1 don’t have to have their eyes open. If their head is supported by a hand, the hand must not be visible in the photo.

To get the full details and more information on passports visit the Directgov website.


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