Passport Photographs



While you wait service, take your photographs with you in about 5 minutes. no appointment needed


It’s more than just a mug shot!

Passport photos are now a high tech identification device.


New security measures with passports mean that the bio-metric data from your passport photo is used as part of the high security system that is your new passport.


Photos need to be taken within very specific limits and to exact specifications to ensure they are suitable for the purpose.


For all official Photographs

Please wear dark clothing as there needs to be sufficient contrast between the background and the person. No hooded tops, high collars or scarfs No hair bands, large clips and there must be a visible gap between your eyebrows and your hair.

Glasses must be removed for official Photographs.

You also need to remember that photo specifications and sizes are different for many different countries.

For example, UK passport photos are different to Irish passport photos which are 

different to Dutch photos which are different to Canadian photos... and so it goes on. (We are unable to do Irish Biometric Passport Photos only printed Photos)


You do not need to make an appointment for your photo - just come on into the store and we will look after it all. If you do have specific instructions or paperwork, please bring it with you for us to confirm exactly what you need.


And please, follow our requests and instructions - we are trying to make sure you get exactly the photo you need.


How much does it cost?

Biometric UK Passport Photos, We offer a set of 4 photos for £8.99 or a digital online code for £8.99 (age 3+) If you require both it costs £13.99 

UK, Ireland, Australian and all 35mm x 45mm size (4 pictures) £8.99

USA & India 50mm x 50mm (2 pictures) £14.99

Canada 50mm x 70mm Visa (2 pictures) £14.99

China Visa 33mm x 48mm (4 pictures) £8.99

Most other sizes of ID Photos can be also taken but prices vary


Can I get a digital copy of the photo?

Yes we can email the photo to you, cost £5.00 extra 

If you only require the photo emailed and not printed the cost is the same as having it printed, i.e. UK £8.99 US £14.99



What if the photo is rejected?

in the rare event this happens we will happily retake the photograph free of charge. (We need proof of rejection from the passport office and your original till receipt)


Babies & Children

We can make passport photos for babies & children of any age, it’s not a problem.

TIP, Please dress the baby or young child in anything colourful. White or pale clothing does not make such a good photo and may not be accepted.






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