What Size Australian Passport Photo

What’s The Actual Size Of An Australian Passport Photo?

Are you planning to apply for an Australian passport? If so, you need to know the exact measurement of the passport photo.

There are specific requirements when applying for an Australian passport and the size of the photo is one such requirement.

A reputable and experienced photography service in Sydney will be up-to-date with the exact measurement of a passport size photo.

In this article, we will take a look at the following:

  • Important Requirements When Taking A Passport Size Photo
  • Lighting And Positioning For A Passport Size Photo
  • The True Measurement Of A Passport Size Photo
  • Why Choose Photoland In Sydney For Your Passport Size Photo?

Important Requirements When Taking A Passport Size Photo

There are so many things to consider when preparing to take a passport photo in Australia. The most important thing is the photo should be taken using a digital camera.

The photo should have a white or off-white background and should be in colour. Black and white photos are not acceptable for a passport in Australia.

If the photo is taken against a white wall, you should choose a plain wall without any decorations. The photo should have a neutral facial expression with both eyes open and the mouth closed.

You cannot smile when taking the photo. Look straight to the camera as both of your ears should be visible in the photo. Don’t wear a hat or anything to cover the face because your full face should be visible in the image.

Don’t wear headsets or similar objects when taking the photo. Don’t let your hair fall on your face when taking the photo. Spectacles are not allowed in the photograph from the 1st of July 2018.

If you have to wear spectacles, you need to provide a medical certificate stating the reason for wearing spectacles as the eyebrows and forehead should be visible in the photo.

Don’t cover the eyebrows with hair. Lighting on the face should be even without any shadows on the face or behind the head.

Lighting And Positioning For A Passport Size Photo

The passport size photo should be taken in a bright room with a white wall as the background. Make sure you stand at least one metre away from the wall to avoid your shadow on the wall.

Adjust the camera position to the eye level using a tripod when taking the photo. When adjusting the camera distance, make sure there is enough room between the top of your head and the top border of the photo.

The True Measurement Of A Passport Size Photo

The Australian passport size photo should be 35-40 mm in width and 45-50 mm in height. The photograph should show a close up of the applicant’s head as well as the top of the shoulders. The head size should be 32mm to 36mm.

The head shouldn’t be tilted or slumped but centred. No headgear should be worn other than religious garments. Even religious apparel shouldn’t fall on the eyes of the applicant. The dress code is casual or business attire.

As passport photos can be processed online today, you will save a lot of time and money in the process.

Who To Choose In Sydney For Your Passport Photo?

Photoland is a trusted name in Sydney for all your Australian passport photo needs.

Our experienced staff will take your passport size photo and make sure it meets the current sizing and composition requirements, for every country.

So if you’re looking for the best store in Sydney for your passport photo, then look no further than Photoland.

We offer a complete range of products and services from print photos and scanning, right through to picture framing and photo albums.

Please call us today on (02) 9235 1933 or contact us via our website.

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