Passport photos in Oxford

We provide passport photos in Oxford and Oxfordshire. Our exceptional service takes in the greater requirements required for different nationalities, as well as for visa photos and driving licence photos. We can also produce baby passport photos and photos of young toddlers that are difficult to acquire in a photo booth. We can provide with you prints, digital copies, and/or your photo code ID during your visit. We have a 100% guaranteed rate for approved passport photos.

£25

All nationalities. All ages.

Includes digital version, set of prints or ID Photo Code*.

By appointment only. Extra people £17.50 each. Extra versions (Eg. UK + US) £12.50. Extra set of prints or ID Photo Code £5. Prices include VAT.

* United Kingdom (HMPO) and Republic of Ireland, Government Compliant photo codes for use with online passport applications.

 

Contact us

01865 202210

or email

mail@fisherstudios.co.uk

for an appointment

Photo Specialists

We are professional photographers. Taking photos is what we do and what we love doing. We know how to take the perfect passport photograph.

Digital or Prints

We can provide your photograph as a digital file, as a set of prints or as an ID Photo Code (UK and Ireland). These are all prepared on site, while you wait.

All Nationalities

We produce visa and passport photos for all countries. We are a bespoke service and can match any country's specifications perfectly.

Baby Passports

We are experts at photographing babies and have developed a simple and stress-free baby passport photo process which is successful every time. We're also very patient!

100% Guarantee

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and can guarantee your passport photo will be accepted. We offer a full refund or reshoot if you are unhappy.

Same or Next Working Day

Our service is by appointment only, however we'll always try to fit you in on the same or next working day. So just get in touch on 01865 202210 or mail@fisherstudios.co.uk


Visa, Passport and ID PhotoTypical Minimum Requirements

Each country has its own particular specifications regarding Visa and Passport photos. We make it our job to see that these specifications are met, to ensure that your photograph is approved. We are so confident of our attention to detail, that if your visa or passport photo is rejected, we will provide a 100% refund, or we will retake or resupply your photo, free of charge.

Before we outline some of the individual specifications, there are certain standards which can be safely applied to all Passport, Visa and ID photos. They are as follows:

The Subject

  • Should be facing towards camera and looking straight at the camera
  • Have a plain, neutral expression and mouth closed
  • Eyes open and visible
  • Not have hair in front of eyes
  • Not have a head covering unless for religious or medical reasons
  • Not have anything covering the face
  • Not have red-eye
  • There should be no other objects or people in the photograph
  • Not be wearing sunglasses or tinted glasses
  • Some countries permit the wearing of glasses, provided the eyes are clearly visible and there are no reflections. However we do not guarantee the acceptance of photos where the subject is wearing glasses and strongly recommend removing your glasses to avoid the risk of having your photo rejected.

Children and babies

  • Must be on their own in the picture.
  • Must not be holding toys or using dummies.
  • No hands should be visible, whether the child’s or anyone else’s.
  • Most countries offer a degree of flexibility where infants are concerned. Refer to the each country’s official documentation below.

The Background

  • Should be plain with no detail
  • Should be monochrome and monotone.
  • Unless otherwise stated, should be a very light grey.
  • Should be in clear contrast to the subject

The Print

  • Should be in colour
  • Be clear and in focus
  • Be printed to a professional standard
  • On high quality, plain white photographic paper with no border
  • Should have a smooth surface and not be textured
  • Unmarked on both sides except for light watermarks, provided they can’t be seen through the print.
  • Should not be printed on a chemically active, self-developing, sensitive to external factors (light, heat) paper. [ie Polaroid]

Other technical considerations

  • Camera-to-subject distance of 1.2 metres minimum
  • Uniform lighting with no shadows on the face or background
  • The image should be unaltered by computer software
Adult passport photo guidance

Visa and Passport Photo Specifications

For Individual Countries

In addition to the typical minimum requirements described in the above section, the following specifications apply to the individual countries as follows…

  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 32 – 36mm
  • Bottom of print to eye level 22.5 – 32mm
  • White background
  • Photo quality paper without borders
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm (2 copies) (may be up to 40 x 50mm)
  • Crown to chin 32 – 36mm
  • White or light grey background
  • Studio lighting
  • High quality, heavy‐weight, glossy prints – 200 gsm minimum
  • Photographic process that uses dye sublimation only, not from an inkjet printer.
  • NB: “[The Australian High Commission in London] are unable to accept photos taken at UK photo booths as the resolution is not high enough to meet [their] requirements.”
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin (30) – 36mm
  • Distance between pupils minimum 8mm, ideal 10mm.
  • Light or medium grey background depending on hair colour to ensure contrast (medium grey for light hair, light grey for dark hair)
  • High quality smooth, glossy prints.
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 31 – 36mm
  • Resolution minimum 400dpi
  • Smooth, high quality paper
  • Light grey background
Official documentationOfficial documentation (pdf)
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 31 – 36mm
  • Top of frame to crown 5mm
  • Resolution minimum 600dpi
  • Matt photo paper
  • Light to grey background
Documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Head size not specified
  • Print finish not specified
Official documentation
  • Print size 50 x 70mm (2 copies)
  • Crown to chin 31 – 36mm
  • Background plain white or light coloured
  • Photographer’s name and address, and date photo taken, provided on back of one photo (stamp or hand-written but not sticker)
  • Gloss or Matt prints – not heavy weight.
Official documentation
  • Print size 33 x 48mm
  • Crown to chin 28 – 33mm
  • Width of face 15 – 22mm
  • Crown to upper edge of photo 3 – 5mm
  • Chin to bottom edge of photo, minimum 7mm
  • Background white or close to white
  • Clothing must contrast with background
  • (Recommend wearing darker clothes, not white)
  • Gloss prints (anecdotal only)
  • DIGITAL PHOTO: 420 x 560 pixels / 30 – 80KB
  • DIGITAL PHOTO: Eyes to bottom of image minimum 256 pixels
  • DIGITAL PHOTO: Crown to top of image 10 – 85 pixels
  • DIGITAL PHOTO: Width of head 191 – 251 pixels
Official documentation
Official documentation (pdf)
  • Print size 35 x 45mm (passport and diplomatic)
  • For travel document 30 x 35mm
  • Crown to chin 31.5 – 36mm
  • Light grey background
Official documentation
  • Print size 50 x 50mm
  • Crown to chin 31 – 35mm
  • Eyes to chin minimum 13mm
  • Top of print to crown minimum 3mm
  • White to light grey background
Official documentationOfficial documentation - JPEG guide
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 32 – 36mm (Schengen specifications)
  • White or off-white background
  • Printed on normal photographic paper
Official documentation (Czech)Official documentation (Schengen)
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • 0.13 – 0.27 mm thick
  • Top of print to crown minimum 2mm
  • Eyes to chin minimum 13mm
  • White to light grey background
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 26 – 30mm (19 – 30mm for U11)
  • Width of face – 16 – 20mm
  • Resolution of 400 dpi
  • Light grey / light blue or white background
Official documentationOfficial documentation (pdf)
  • Print size 36 x 47mm / 500 x 653 pixels
  • Crown to chin 32 – 36mm
  • Top of print to crown 4 – 6mm
  • Bottom of print to chin 7 – 9mm
  • Print finish not specified
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 32 – 36mm
  • Grey background
  • Paper finish not specified
Official documentationOfficial documentation (pdf)
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 32 – 36mm
  • Light or medium grey background
  • Print resolution of 600dpi
  • Paper finish not specified
Official documentation
  • Print size 40 x 60mm (1 copy)
  • Crown to chin 31 – 35mm
  • Bottom of print to eye level 30 – 39mm
  • Background white to 5% grey
  • Must be printed on high quality white photographic paper, not watercolored or relief.
  • Must not be produced on ink jet or laser printers
Official documentation
  • Print size 35x45mm (but can be smaller down to 26x32mm)
  • 4 copies
  • Background plain white and lightly coloured
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm (2 copies)
  • Crown to chin 31 – 36mm
  • Bright / light grey background
  • Paper finish not specified
Official documentation
  • Print size 51 x 51mm
  • Crown to chin 25 – 35mm
  • Bottom of print to eye level 29 – 35mm
  • Printed on thin photo paper
  • Plain, light-coloured background
Official documentation
  • White or light grey background
  • Prints – 35 x 45mm
  • Prints – chin to crown 32 – 36mm (70 – 80%)
  • Prints – Reverse must be unglazed
  • Prints – Black and white recommended
  • Digital – minimum 715 (w) x 951 (h) pixels
  • Digital – maximum file size 9 MB
  • Digital – must be supplied in colour
Official documentation
  • Print size 50 x 50mm
  • Crown to chin 25 – 35mm
  • White background
  • High quality, thin, photographic paper
Official documentation - passportOfficial documentation - visa
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 29 – 35mm
  • Print finish not specified
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 32 – 36mm
  • Top of head to top of print 2 – 6mm
  • White or off-white background
  • Print finish not specified
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm (3 copies)
  • Crown to chin 32 – 36mm
  • White background
  • Print finish not specified
Official documentation
  • Print size 40 x 60mm (1 copy)
  • Crown to chin 31 – 35mm
  • Background must be bright but should contrast with face, hair, clothing when converting the photo into greyscale If the hair of the applicant is very bright, background should be darker (~18% of grey).
  • High quality thin photo-paper of smooth surface.
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 50mm
  • Crown to chin 25 – 30mm
  • Top of print to top of head = 10mm
  • Bottom of print to chin = 10mm
  • Background must be white (not grey)
Official documentation
  • Print size 30 x 40mm
  • Headsize 70-80% of the photo (28 – 32mm)
  • White background
  • Non-glossy paper
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 26 – 30mm (U11’s 19 – 30mm)
  • Face width 16 – 20mm
  • Background light grey, light blue or white
  • High quality smooth photo paper
  • Minimum resolution 400dpi
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm (2 copies)
  • Crown to chin 70-80% / 32-36mm
  • Digital photo specifications below
  • Vertical 4:3 ratio
  • 250KB – 10MB
  • Minimum 900 x 1200 pixels
  • Maximum 4500 x 6000 pixels
  • Show shoulders and/or upper chest
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 70-80% / 32-36mm
  • Eyes to appear in region between 19mm from top of photo and 20mm from bottom of photo
  • Chin to bottom of photo 4-6mm
  • White background (not grey)
  • No specifications regarding paper quality or type
  • Digital – minimum 492 x 633 pixels
  • Digital – maximum 2.5MB
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 25 – 30mm
  • Top of print to crown 4 – 6mm
  • Bottom of print to chin 15mm minimum
  • Matt paper only
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm (2 copies)
  • Crown to chin 32 – 36mm
  • Bright / light grey background
  • Paper finish not specified
Official documentation
  • 35 x 45mm
  • Plain white background (or light grey if your hair is white)
  • Chin to crown 25 – 35mm
Official documentationOfficial documentation (pdf)
  • 35 x 45mm
  • Awaiting confirmation
Official documentation

* Conflicting information provided on Spanish consulate in London’s website. Clarification required.

  • 30 x 40mm / 26 x 32mm / 51 x51mm
  • (Chin to crown 70% on 30 x 40mm specifications)
  • White background
  • Photo quality paper
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  • Black and White or Colour photos accepted
  • 35 x 45mm
  • Pupil to chin 14 – 17mm
  • Light background
  • Photo paper
Official documentation
  • 35 x 45mm
  • Chin to crown 32 – 36mm (70-80%)
  • White background
  • Photo paper
Official documentation
  • Print size 50 x 60mm
  • Crown to chin 34mm (suggested)
  • Top of print to crown 10mm (suggested)
  • Print finish gloss (suggested)
  • As per ICAO standards
  • Plain light coloured background
Official documentation
  • Print size 35 x 45mm (2 copies)
  • Crown to chin 29 – 34mm
  • Medium / low gloss or matt paper – not heavy weight.
Official documentation
  • minimum 600 pixels wide x 750 tall
  • 50KB – 10 MB
  • include head, shoulders and upper body
  • do not crop image
Official documentation
  • Print size 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51mm)
  • Crown to chin 25 – 35mm
  • Bottom of print to eye level 29 – 35mm
  • Plain white or off-white background
  • Photo quality paper
Official documentation
  • Print size 51 x 51mm
  • Crown to chin 25 – 35mm
  • Bottom of print to eye level 29 – 35mm
  • Plain white or off-white background
  • Matt or glossy paper
Official documentation
  • Print size 51 x 51mm
  • Crown to chin 22 – 35mm
  • Bottom of print to eye level 29 – 35mm
  • Plain white or off-white background
  • No eyeglasses except with medical exemption
  • Photo quality paper
  • DIGITAL – 600 x 600 pixels exactly
Official documentation
  • Print size 35x45mm
  • Crown to chin 26-30mm
  • Top of print to crown 3-5mm
  • “Applicants should wear dark coloured upper clothes”
  • WHITE background
Official documentation

FAQs

Do you have a question about our Oxford Visa and Passport services? Check out our FAQs!

It costs £25 for a set of prints, the digital file, or the Photo ID code (for online renewal applications). If you require additional versions (i.e. UK and US passport photos) we charge £12.50 for each extra version. If you require an additional set of prints or ID photo code (in addition to the digital file) this is available at £5.

No – we charge £25 for the first member of the family, then £17.50 for every additional person after that.

Yes – we are not a drop-in studio, so you will need to book with us beforehand, which is particularly important due to Covid restrictions that we continue to maintain. Please contact us if you would like an appointment.

It usually takes no more than 15 minutes per individual and we will give you prints and/or digital files to take with you. If the photograph is for a baby or toddler, we recommend allocating about 30 minutes

We provide services for your baby or toddler and have years of experience photographing small children.

No – we have access to all the necessary online documentation per country, which you can view in the above section of this page in the ‘Visa and Passport Photo Specifications For Individual Countries’ section. We always aim for approved passports photos for each country and endeavour to ensure this is accurately achieved.

Yes – we have all the country specific guidelines for these types of applications and can supply digital or print photographs to suit your needs.

We can provide you with a Photo ID code if you are doing a passport renewal online in the UK. We upload your photograph to a government platform which then approves your image straight away. You can then use this ID in your online application form, speeding up the process of your application, and making sure you don’t miss that all important holiday you have booked.

No – the ID lasts for six months and you must apply for your renewal during this time. We cannot issue a new code for an old photograph as this is currently illegal in the UK.

Many countries do not require printed photos as applications increasingly moving online. If you think you will need prints, we can provide these for you, subject to a £5 charge.

No. We can only provide passport photo services in the Oxford studio.

No – we will only ever issue prints for photographs we have taken in the studio.

We are based in Oxford on Marston Street, which is just off the Cowley Road.

We do – we ask all clients to arrive wearing a facemask. We have antibacterial handwash available and our photographers will also wear masks and ensure social distancing while you are with us.