uk sized passport photos...

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Europe > Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK

Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK The Britain Expats forum is a community of people that have moved to the UK from overseas. This is the place for Expats to meet and discuss anything about the British way of life.

Like Tree2Likes

uk sized passport photos...


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 22nd February 2012, 09:57 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: pacific nw
Posts: 63
Rep Power: 0
twoLsmummy is on a distinguished road
3 likes received
13 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in uk.
Default uk sized passport photos...

This may have been addressed before (I tried to do a search and didn't find anything though), but I am trying to apply for my son's UK passport and the photo requirements are 45mmx35mm, not the standard American 2x2in. I have read that I can just send the standard US sized passport photos and it will be fine, but I would LOVE to hear that someone has done this and it wasn't rejected for being the wrong dimensions. We don't really have time to waste with passport applications getting returned - I wan't to do it correctly the first time...

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 22nd February 2012, 09:59 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: El Agouza/Novelda/St Priest La Plaine
Posts: 14,241
Rep Power: 371650
MaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond repute
2039 likes received
1629 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from scotland. Users Flag! Expat in egypt.
Default

It wont be fine.. you need the correct size and I know this from experience,
teuchter likes this.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 22nd February 2012, 10:13 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 400
Rep Power: 17809
teuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond repute
125 likes received
29 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from indonesia. Users Flag! Expat in scotland.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MaidenScotland View Post
It wont be fine.. you need the correct size and I know this from experience,
Same here. Mine were only something like 1mm off the prescribed size and were hence rejected.

teuchter

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 22nd February 2012, 10:15 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: pacific nw
Posts: 63
Rep Power: 0
twoLsmummy is on a distinguished road
3 likes received
13 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in uk.
Default

Oh dear, really? Did you have a passport application rejected?

I finally found a place today that supposedly specialize in international passport photos, I told them it was for the UK, they set it all up to meet the guidelines, but it was still printed out on the standard 2x2" id photo paper! I was told not to trim it down, that was done on the other end of things and that it would be fine. But, it sounds like maybe not? Ugh.

Anyone have any suggestions or success?

Has anyone tried that epassport photo online thing?

I tried Walgreens - they seem to be the only place that can print passport photos in various sizes. However, the quality of the photo they took was so poor and grainy looking - they tried to adjust/lighten it, but it just looks weird and I don't think I can use it. Hardly looks like my son!

Who knew it would be so hard to get a tiny little photo printed... apparently, very!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 22nd February 2012, 10:25 AM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: El Agouza/Novelda/St Priest La Plaine
Posts: 14,241
Rep Power: 371650
MaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond repute
2039 likes received
1629 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from scotland. Users Flag! Expat in egypt.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by twoLsmummy View Post
Oh dear, really? Did you have a passport application rejected?

I finally found a place today that supposedly specialize in international passport photos, I told them it was for the UK, they set it all up to meet the guidelines, but it was still printed out on the standard 2x2" id photo paper! I was told not to trim it down, that was done on the other end of things and that it would be fine. But, it sounds like maybe not? Ugh.

Anyone have any suggestions or success?

Has anyone tried that epassport photo online thing?

I tried Walgreens - they seem to be the only place that can print passport photos in various sizes. However, the quality of the photo they took was so poor and grainy looking - they tried to adjust/lighten it, but it just looks weird and I don't think I can use it. Hardly looks like my son!

Who knew it would be so hard to get a tiny little photo printed... apparently, very!


You must send the correct size.. they will not trim it down, if they would trim it down there would be no size given it would be send in a photo and we will trim to fit.
I think you will just have to keep trying Walgreens till they get the quality right.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 22nd February 2012, 10:25 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Scotland
Posts: 400
Rep Power: 17809
teuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond reputeteuchter has a reputation beyond repute
125 likes received
29 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from indonesia. Users Flag! Expat in scotland.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by twoLsmummy View Post
Oh dear, really? Did you have a passport application rejected?

Yes, it was for a passport application (at the British Embassy in Jakarta).

I finally found a place today that supposedly specialize in international passport photos, I told them it was for the UK, they set it all up to meet the guidelines, but it was still printed out on the standard 2x2" id photo paper! I was told not to trim it down, that was done on the other end of things and that it would be fine. But, it sounds like maybe not? Ugh.

Similarly, I'd gone to a place that specialised in international passport photos, but different countries have different rules...

Anyone have any suggestions or success?

I ended up going to a local photo studio for mine and asked them to produce pictures to the exact prescribed size.

Has anyone tried that epassport photo online thing?

Sorry, I haven't.

I tried Walgreens - they seem to be the only place that can print passport photos in various sizes. However, the quality of the photo they took was so poor and grainy looking - they tried to adjust/lighten it, but it just looks weird and I don't think I can use it. Hardly looks like my son!

Who knew it would be so hard to get a tiny little photo printed... apparently, very!
teuchter

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 22nd February 2012, 10:26 AM
Joppa's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sunny Lancashire
Posts: 21,301
Rep Power: 9838
Joppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond repute
3343 likes received
188 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in uk.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by twoLsmummy View Post
This may have been addressed before (I tried to do a search and didn't find anything though), but I am trying to apply for my son's UK passport and the photo requirements are 45mmx35mm, not the standard American 2x2in. I have read that I can just send the standard US sized passport photos and it will be fine, but I would LOVE to hear that someone has done this and it wasn't rejected for being the wrong dimensions. We don't really have time to waste with passport applications getting returned - I wan't to do it correctly the first time...
If you can't get a photographer to take one according to the specified dimension, take a US-size photo and measure the size of the head, which must be between 29 and 34 mm in height and the whole image of the head, neck and part of shoulders must fit comfortably within the overall dimension of 45 mm x 35 mm. If the image is compatible, then cut the photo carefully to size. Sometimes the image is too large to fit inside UK dimension.
See http://www.direct.gov.uk/prod_consum.../dg_174925.pdf

Yes, I have done all of the above and the photos were accepted by passport agency.
amaquima likes this.


Last edited by Joppa; 22nd February 2012 at 10:30 AM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 23rd February 2012, 08:02 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: pacific nw
Posts: 63
Rep Power: 0
twoLsmummy is on a distinguished road
3 likes received
13 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in uk.
Default

Thanks everyone - as quick and helpful as always! I was going to send off the application yesterday - so glad I checked here first!

So, I think I'm going to have a friend who is a good photographer take a picture and then I will crop/edit it to the correct requirements and dimensions. I called around and found a photo lab that will print photos in any size, so I think that will work... Hopefully...

There is also epassportphoto.com - in which you can upload your own photo, it is sized correctly for whatever county you select and you are given you a pdf file to be printed anywhere. So that might be an option as well. Or good for anyone else in my situation.

One question though, if there is a white border around a correctly sized 45mmx35mm image, is that ok or must it be trimmed down perfectly to a finished 45x35? The reason I ask is, a friend in the UK said her last passport photo was just taken in one of those booths and they print out with a border around them, which she has never had to trim down. So, just curious about that.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 23rd February 2012, 08:18 PM
Joppa's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sunny Lancashire
Posts: 21,301
Rep Power: 9838
Joppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond reputeJoppa has a reputation beyond repute
3343 likes received
188 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in uk.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by twoLsmummy View Post
Thanks everyone - as quick and helpful as always! I was going to send off the application yesterday - so glad I checked here first!

So, I think I'm going to have a friend who is a good photographer take a picture and then I will crop/edit it to the correct requirements and dimensions. I called around and found a photo lab that will print photos in any size, so I think that will work... Hopefully...

There is also epassportphoto.com - in which you can upload your own photo, it is sized correctly for whatever county you select and you are given you a pdf file to be printed anywhere. So that might be an option as well. Or good for anyone else in my situation.

One question though, if there is a white border around a correctly sized 45mmx35mm image, is that ok or must it be trimmed down perfectly to a finished 45x35? The reason I ask is, a friend in the UK said her last passport photo was just taken in one of those booths and they print out with a border around them, which she has never had to trim down. So, just curious about that.
White border around the correct-size image will be fine - no need to trim down. If the image is smaller than the size and only fits with border, no, that won't do.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 23rd February 2012, 08:30 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: pacific nw
Posts: 63
Rep Power: 0
twoLsmummy is on a distinguished road
3 likes received
13 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from usa. Users Flag! Expat in uk.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joppa View Post
White border around the correct-size image will be fine - no need to trim down. If the image is smaller than the size and only fits with border, no, that won't do.
Got it. Thanks Joppa!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Multiple Passport Photos Serendipity2 Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand 9 8th September 2009 05:28 PM
Passport photos Sean2008 Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 8 3rd September 2009 12:23 PM
How many passport ized photos will I need? scp Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai 5 27th April 2009 09:08 PM
Certified Passport Photos molly_n_schugger Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 5 11th January 2009 02:51 AM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.
FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 04:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO