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Irish Passport Online Photographer Guidelines

Photographers taking Passport Photos must be aware of some differences between taking photos for the existing postal based system and the new Passport Online service, which requires a file in digital format.

Always be clear which type of photograph your customers need:

When providing the photograph

  • Make sure to leave some space around the head so that Passport Online can automatically crop the image when it is uploaded.
  • Don’t go too close around the head or crop the image too tightly.
  • Don’t go too far back, about mid torso is ok.
  • A colour photograph is required.
  • The digital photo provided for upload cannot be less than 715 pixels wide and 951 pixels high.
  • Provide the digital photo in JPEG file format for the customer to upload when making their online application.
  • There must be no compression, loss or compression artefacts in the JPEG.
  • Passport Online will not accept upload of a file larger than 9MB.

Passport Online Example Photo

Pose and Visual Aspects