Visa and Passport Photos in Oxford

We offer a studio visa and passport photo service at our Oxford photography studio. For an appointment, same or next day, please get in touch on 01865 202210 or mail@fisherstudios.co.uk

£25

All nationalities. All ages.

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

By appointment only. Extra people £15 each. Extra versions (Eg. UK + US) £7.50. Prices include VAT.

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

 

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 digitally, as a set of prints or as a UK Compliant ID Photo Code. We don’t charge any extra if you require it supplied in multiple ways, so just let us know and consider it done.


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 Day


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


Call

01865 202210

or email

mail@fisherstudios.co.uk

for an appointment


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

Visa and Passport Photo SpecificationsFor Individual Countries

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

Algerian Passport

  • 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

Australian Passport and Visa

  • 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

Austrian Passport

  • 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

Belgium Passport

  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 31 - 36mm
  • Resolution minimum 400dpi
  • Smooth, high quality paper
  • Light grey background
Official DocumentationOfficial Documentation (PDF)

Canadian Passport and Citizenship

  • 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

Chinese Passport and Visa

  • 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
  • Gloss prints (anecdotal only)
  • DIGITAL PHOTO: 420 x 560 pixels / 40 - 120KB
  • 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

Croatian Passport

  • Print size 35 x 45mm (passport and diplomatic)
  • For travel document 30 x 35mm
  • Crown to chin 31.5 - 36mm
  • Light grey background
Official DocumentationOfficial Documentation (PDF)

Czech Republic Passport and Visa

  • Print size 35 x 45mm (2 copies)
  • Crown to chin 32 - 36mm
  • Eyes to chin minimum 13mm
  • Bright / light grey background
  • Smooth surface and 0.13 - 0.27 thick
Official Documentation

Dutch Passport

  • 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

Finnish Passport and Visa

  • 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

French Passport and Visa

  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 32 - 36mm
  • Grey background
  • Paper finish not specified
Official Documentation - PDFOfficial Documentation - Link

German Passport and Visa

  • 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

Greek Passport and Visa

  • 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

Hungarian Passport

  • Print size 35 x 45mm (2 copies)
  • Crown to chin 31 - 36mm
  • Bright / light grey background
  • Paper finish not specified
Official Documentation

Indian Passport, Visa & OCI

  • Print size 51 x 51mm
  • Crown to chin 25 - 35mm
  • Bottom of print to eye level 29 - 35mm
  • Printed on thin photo paper
Official Documentation

Ireland Passport

  • 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

Israeli Passport and Visa

  • Print size 50 x 50mm
  • Crown to chin 25 - 35mm
  • White background
  • High quality, thin, photographic paper
Official Documentation - PassportOfficial Documentation - Visa

Italian Passport and Visa

  • Print size 35 x 45mm
  • Crown to chin 29 - 35mm
  • Print finish not specified
Official Documentation

Lebanese Passport

  • Print size 35 x 45mm (3 copies)
  • Crown to chin 32 - 36mm
  • White background
  • Print finish not specified
Official Documentation

Lithuanian Passport

  • 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

Malaysian Passport and Visa

  • 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
Official Documentation

Netherlands Passport, Identity Cards and Driving License

  • 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

New Zealand Passport and Visa

  • 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

Polish Passport and ID

  • 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

Russian Passport and Visa

  • 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

Schengen Visa

  • Print size 35 x 45mm (2 copies)
  • Crown to chin 32 - 36mm
  • Bright / light grey background
  • Paper finish not specified
Official Documentation

South African Passport

  • 35 x 45mm
  • Awaiting confirmation
Official Documentation

Spanish Passport

  • 30 x 40mm
  • Chin to crown 70% = 28mm
  • White background
  • Photo quality paper
Official Documentation

Taiwanese Passport

  • 35 x 45mm
  • Chin to crown 32 - 36mm (70-80%)
  • White background
  • Photo paper
Official Documentation - PDF

Turkish Passport

  • 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

UK Passport, Visa and Driver's License - Prints

  • Print size 35 x 45mm (2 copies)
  • Crown to chin 29 - 34mm
  • Medium / low gloss or matt paper - not heavy weight.
Official Documentation

UK Passport Renewal - Digital Photo

  • minimum 600 pixels wide x 750 tall
  • 50KB - 10 MB
  • include head, shoulders and upper body
  • do not crop image
Official Documentation

US Passport

  • 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

US Visa

  • 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

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