Our photographic department offers a range of services, including ID photos produced to a professional standard. We can provide photos for a range of UK and international standards and they are done whilst you wait by our expert staff.
That said, it helps to know a little about the process before coming to see us in order to make the process as smooth as possible. For adults, the requirements are that the subject be looking straight at the camera with a neutral expression (no smiling, unfortunately). Hair must not be touching the edges of the photo, so we may ask you to either tie long hair back or tuck it into your collar to avoid this. Glasses must be removed as well as any hats or similar headgear.
If you’re requiring an ID photo for an international document that is different from the UK standard, then it would be a great help if customers can bring a copy of the requirements with them to ensure the resulting image is acceptable.
For children under the age of 6, things are a little simpler as the passport office will usually accept the image providing the image is obviously of the child in question. For babies and toddlers who are unable to sit up, we have a cushion that we can lie them down on to make the process as stress-free as possible for them.
Once the images are taken, we can print them out in standard formats, or we can also provide a digital passport code for UK passport applications which is emailed to you.
There is no need to book your passport appointment with us and our photographic section is open until 16.00 on weekdays and Saturdays and until 15.30 on Sundays.