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The rules of a baby passport photo are fairly relaxed in most countries because it is almost impossible to get a baby under the age of one year to look at a camera, sit still long enough for a photo to be taken and have a neutral expression. There is currently no standard that is agreed upon between countries for baby pictures.

At Reload Internet we will capture your baby passport photo in a safe environment, and will then print and cut your set of photos to size instantly, so there is no need to come back. We have a team of professional photographers that have been trained extensively in regards to producing passport photos for babies and infants.

Depending on the country, we will provide you with a set of 4 or 6 photographs at an affordable price, and of course they come with a guarantee to be accepted when you submit them to your required Embassy!

UK Baby Passport Photo specifications:

For children under the age of 6 in the UK, the guideline for baby passport pictures are more relaxed due to the difficulties in taking photos of such children. The guidelines for these passport photos are that:

  • The photo should be a good resemblance of the baby;
  • There is no requirement for an impartial expression in the passport photo.
  • Your babies head does not need to be straight and the baby doesn’t have to look straight into the camera.
  • Babies heads may be supported but your hand must not be visible in the photo.
  • The color of the baby’s eyes should be visibly clear in the passport photo.

Baby passport photo

The UK’s guidelines for passport and visa photos in regards to infants are fairly relaxed, other than the requirements of both eyes and their colour being clearly visible. Some countries are stricter, so it is best to follow our requirements listed below.

Below is a list of specifications, which if followed, will be acceptable for every country in the world in regards to infants and children.

Baby Passport Photo specifications:

  • The baby should be laid on top of a small mattress or a chair with an appropriate cover sheet, this sheet must be the same colour as the required background.
  • There should no visibility of supportive hands, if there is a need for the parents to hold the child; their hands are usually placed beneath the baby’s clothing.
  • In pictures for babies and children, they should be on their own and without any objects or toys, dummies etc. Both of the baby’s eyes must be clearly visible as well as the colour
  • The baby must be facing the camera, however they will not need to look directly into the lens if under the age of 1 year
  • There must be a clear contrast to the background
  • The baby’s head and top of shoulders must be visible in the photograph
  • The photographs cannot be digitally altered in any way
  • The photographs cannot be taken in an instant-photo booth or on a home computer

There are many regulations and guidelines to passport photos, with these guidelines you will get through the whole tedious passport or visa process quickly and efficiently for you and your whole family. We guarantee that if you have your baby passport photo taken by us here at Reload Internet, it will pass first time with your application no issues.


Can babies eyes be closed or open in a Passport Photo?

This is such an important question and we get asked this a lot in our store. So here are the exact specifications.

The exact rules for babies are that if your baby is less than 1 year old (12 months old) a UK passport photo does not require a a baby’s eyes to be open.

Children aged above 1 year old do need their eyes to be open in their passport photo. As a responsible parent,  you can support their head with your hand, but your hand must not be visible in the passport photo.

Children under the age of six, do not have to be looking directly at the camera or have a plain expression – this is a rule that cause so much confusion as well.


Babies & Infants Passport Photo

OPTION 1 – Visit us in Paddington

Just walk into our store and let our experienced staff take your photo. It will not take more than 5 minutes.

  • We will take your photo with professional lighting.
  • We will print, prepare & cut your babies & infants passport photo.
  • No appointment needed.

Passport Photo Paddington

OPTION 2 – Passport photo posted

We can post you a set of 6 babies & infants Passport photos – next day delivery. How it works:

  • Email us a photo of yourself from your phone or camera.
  • We will look at your photo, free of charge
  • We will reply to confirm.

Passport photo posted

Passport Photo post UK

  • We will print, cut and post your your babies & infants passport photos
  • Next day delivery
  • We post your photos anywhere in the UK or worldwide.


OPTION 3 – Digital Photo resize
  1. Send us your photo from your phone or camera whilst you are standing against a wall in your home
  2. We will look at it free of charge.

Digital Photo resize service

3. We will email your resized images back to you same day.
4. Your digital babies & infants passport photo will be ready to upload to the online babies & infants passport service.

You do not need to worry about the regulations, we have dealt with thousands of satisfied customers and are very experienced.

So why wait? Email us your photo today and we will resize it digitally for you