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Passport Photos

With over 30 years of experience in taking passport & Visa photos, Pixels Plus will make sure that no matter which countries passport or visa photo you require, they all conform to the new internationally agreed biometric standards.

In fact, Pixels Plus Passport photos have a 100% compliant guarantee. Pixels Plus passport photos comply with both the DFAT (Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) & the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation)

Have a look at the link on this page for your countries passport and visa specifications.

Pixels Plus are specialists in Passport Photos, Visa Photos, NSW Transport Photos (Taxi, Bus, Luxury Car, etc.). We can do all forms of I.D. Photos and can print in Gloss or matte finish and Colour or B&W.

No appointment is necessary. Complete service while you wait. Your photo will be taken and printed in minutes—convenient Sydney, Lower North Shore location.


Passport, Citizenship & Visa Photos

  •  Printed biometric Passport, Citizenship, & Visa Photos for all Countries (except Canada)
  • Printed biometric Canadian Passports (With Photographer's Stamp and date taken)
  • Electronic Biometric Passport and Electronic Visa Photos (e.g. U.S. Visa photos)

  • Printed Bus, Taxi, Hire Car, Boating Licence photos, and other I.D. Photos.

  • Baby Passport Biometric Photos

  • D.I.Y. Passport Photos
    Please take your photo and send it to us via the DropBox link below. The cost for this Service is  $19.00.
  • Please Note: D.I.Y. is only for well-taken images that meet all of the photographic lighting and biometric guidelines of the passport or visa photo required. You do not need to size your image for the specified passport or visa print size and head size. We will do this for you as part of the Service.
  • D.I.Y. is an excellent service for printing I.D. Photos that don't require strict guidelines.
    You can upload your photo using the link below, but please email us at  
    to inform us of the upload.

Upload Service is provided by Hightail, a very secure online cloud-based service.

Launch Drop Box

Passport Photo Requirements

General photo guidelines

Your photo is critical to the usability and security of your passport. The facial recognition technology used with Australian passports makes border processing more efficient and reduces the potential for identity fraud. If your photo does not meet the below-mentioned standards, your passport may not work at automated borders.

  • Good quality, colour gloss prints, less than six months old
  • Clear, focused image with no marks or 'red eye.'
  • Plain white or light grey background that contrasts with your face
  • Uniform lighting (no shadows or reflections) with appropriate brightness and contrast to show natural skin tone
  • Face looking directly at the camera and not tilted in any direction
  • Hair off the face so that the edges of the face are visible
  • Eyes open, mouth closed
  • Neutral expression (not smiling, laughing or frowning) is the easiest way for border systems to match you to your image.

The required dimensions of the photo, and the image within it, are explained in this diagram.

If you usually cover your head for religious reasons or wear glasses or facial jewellery, your photo can include these items.

Head coverings should be plain coloured and must be worn in such a way as to show the face from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead and with the edges of the face visible.

Glasses or jewellery must not obscure any part of the face, especially the area around the eyes, mouth and nose. For this, photos of you wearing glasses with thick frames or tinted lenses are unacceptable. In addition, there must be no reflection from lenses, rings or studs.

A photo with an open mouth is acceptable for babies and children under three. The photo must comply with all the other requirements above. No other person or object should be visible in the photo.

If you submit a complete passport application, one of your two photos must be endorsed by a guarantor. An endorsement is not necessary if you are renewing your passport.

If you cannot meet the photo requirements due to a medical condition, please explain using form B11.

Photo Examples


Side on to camera

Hair obscuring face


Head tilted downwards

Head tilted to side


Insufficient contrast

Background not plain


Background too dark

Head covering obscuring eyes


Eyes not open/toy visible

Parent visible


Reflection off glasses

Shadows on image and background


Glasses obscuring eyes

Mouth open