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Passport Photos


Pixels Plus with 24 years experience in taking passport & Visa photos will make sure that no matter which countries passport or visa photo you require that 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 necessary


Complete service While-you-wait. Your photo will be taken and printed in minutes Convenient Sydney, Lower North Shore location.


Prices for Passport, Citizenship & Visa Photos

  • Printed biometric Passport, Citizenship & Visa Photos for all Countries (except Canada) $19.95 (Add an Electronic copy for only $5)
  • Printed biometric Canadian Passports (With Photographer's Stamp and date taken) $25.00
  • Electronic biometric Passport and Electronic Visa Photos (e.g. US Visa photos) $25.00
  • Printed Bus,Taxi, Hire Car, Boating Licence photos and all other I.D. Photos $19.95 (Add an Electronic copy for only $5)
  • Baby Passport biometric Photos $25.00
  • Take your own Photo and send it to us via Drop Box. The cost for this service is $10.00 and is only provided for well taken images that meet all of the photographic lighting & biometric guidelines of the passport or visa photo required.
  • This is a great service for printing I.D. Photos that don't require strict giudelines.


If you have an Image that meets the Guidelines you can upload here:



Passport Photo Requirements

General photo guidelines

Your photo is critical to the usability and security of your passport. The facial recognition technology used in conjunction with Australian passports makes border processing more efficient and reduces the potential for identity fraud. If your photo does not meet the standards detailed below, 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), which 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 you 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 not acceptable. There must be no reflection from lenses, rings or studs.


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


If you are submitting a full 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 are unable to 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 obscureing eyes


Eyes not open/toy visible

Parent visible


Reflection off glasses

Shadows on image and background


Glasses obscuring eyes

Mouth open