Passport photo size

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Don, Jun 12, 2004.

  1. Don

    Don Guest

    Can anybody advise me on what size an Oz passport photo must be?

    Don, Jun 12, 2004
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  2. Don

    Ax Photo Guest

    The photographs must be:no more than 6-months oldof you looking directly at
    the camera45-50mm in height and35-40mm in widthin sharp focus and clearof
    high quality with no inkmarks or creasesprinted on high quality paper, and
    at high resolutionof appropriate brightness andcontrast and show your
    skintones naturallyPhotographs taken with a digital camera must be
    highquality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.Style and lightingThe
    photographs must:be colour neutral be close up of your head and top of your
    shoulders so that your face takes up70-80% of the photographshow you facing
    square on to the camera, notlooking over one shoulder(portrait style) or
    tilted,and showing both edges of your face clearlyshow your eyes open
    andclearly visible-no hairacross your eyesbe taken with uniformlighting and
    not showshadows or flashreflections on your face and no red eyebe taken with
    a plain light-coloured background.Glasses and head coversIf you wear
    glasses, they mustshow your eyes clearlywith no flash reflection offthe
    glasses, and no tintedlenses (if possible, avoidheavy frames-wearlighter
    framed glasses if you have them).Head coveringsare not permitted exceptfor
    religious reasons, butyour facial features frombottom of chin to top
    offorehead and both edgesof your face must beclearly shown.PASSPORTSA U STR
    ALIAExpression and framePhotographs you provide must:show you looking at
    thecamera with a neutralexpression and yourmouth closedbe taken with
    uniformlightinghave a plain light-colouredbackground (no toys,chair
    backs,parents or siblings visible).Passport photo guidelines valid from 1
    May 2003 |
    Ax Photo, Jun 12, 2004
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    Scott Howard Guest

    Scott Howard, Jun 12, 2004
  4. AU Digital POTD, Jun 12, 2004
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    me Guest

    When you pickup a passport application form its all on there. With all
    the rules. They now accept good quality inkjet prints.
    me, Jun 12, 2004
  6. Don

    Don Guest

    thanks for all your info.


    Don, Jun 13, 2004
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    Marty Morgan Guest

    Marty Morgan, Jun 13, 2004
  8. Don

    Don Guest

    Marty, yes one of the posters did but thanks just the same.


    Don, Jun 13, 2004
  9. Gee, that means you can now doctor your image.
, Jun 13, 2004
  10. Don

    me Guest

    Yep but when you present yourself for the interview you better look like
    the picture.

    BTW You have for some time now been able to alter a photograph. Seen it
    done a couple of times before :)

    me, Jun 13, 2004
  11. Don

    Miro Guest

    The only person that can give you advice is the passport office. If you go
    to the internet then you are silly.
    Miro, Jun 13, 2004
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    John Ewing Guest

    Really ??? Even if it is the official website?

    John Ewing, Jun 14, 2004
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    Peter Guest

    As an aside, the US states in its requirements for photos for
    non-immigrant visas that it does not accept digital photos
    ( I
    assumed that this was because of the possibility of doctoring the

    However, the standard US photo size is 50 mm x 50 mm and the trouble
    starts when you try to get a suitable photo in Australia. No-one is
    set up to do 50 mm x 50 mm passport photos with a non-digital method.
    After stuffing around for a while to try and find someone, I called
    the US consulate help line, said that no-one can do it non-digitally.
    The woman on the line said " .. that's OK, we will accept a digital
    photo." .. arghhhhh!!!.

    (I have also since seen a web site that assists with US immigration,
    that states the US will accept inkjet photos where the dots are not

    Once that was established, I went to the closest photo shop from work,
    and then was spun a line about a passport photo costing $45. I
    challenged this, and was assured that this price was because it was so
    hard to do .. they had to take the photo, size it correctly and then
    print it out. And that it was going to take 1 hour to perform all of
    this. The owner of the shop proceeded to pull out his D-100 to take
    the pic with. I baulked at this and moved on to another shop. Give
    me a D-100, photoshop, and a printer, I could produce a 50 mm x 50 mm
    photo inside 2 minutes.

    I ended up at another place near by that charged 1/2 the price and
    was a hell of a lot more friendlier.

    Peter, Jun 14, 2004
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    howard Guest

    howard, Jun 14, 2004
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    Miro Guest

    Listen to Howard, his opinion will make sure you get a passport.

    The only advice needed is that printed on the document you sign.
    Miro, Jun 15, 2004
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