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UK passport photos requirements for babies/children


Numerous nations have diverse necessities for travel permit photographs of infants and kids under a specific age. For instance, the official specification of the UK’s Identity and Passport Service (IPS) asks the following necessities for kids:

Photos of children six years and under must show a true likeness. Younger children can be difficult to photograph, so for this reason children under six don’t need a neutral expression, a smile is expectable, also expectable is glare from glasses but we recommend to remove glasses before the shoot, pictures with their head at a tilt are also acceptable.  Children six and under don’t have to look directly at the camera.

Babies under one year don’t need their eyes open. Every other standard must be met. If the babies head needs to be supported then you will need to find away to do this without photographing your hands etc.. To help the child’s head, you should hold your hand behind the infant’s head with the goal that it can’t be seen in the photo. We have a few different methods for supporting the babies head, one of our professional photographers will guide you with the best option for your little one.

Passport Photographs for all children six and over must meet the full guidelines set out above, that is with the following exception all children under 11 can have a head measurement of between 21mm and 34mm, rather than the grown-up prerequisite of 29mm to 34mm.



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All images are checked using the latest information for your country.

We can supply any size for any country, ready instantly after shoot.

We use the latest camera and lighting equipment to ensure that you receive fantastic, high-resolution images.

Call today to book your appointment for U.K passport photograph, in most cases we can fit you in same day.



For four identical images Adult £8.00/Baby £10.00

Digital images for online application Adult £10.00/Baby £10.00 (comes with prints as well)

Extra set £ Half Price

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