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Reload Internet is a passport photo studio based in Paddington, London. If you need a Hong Kong passport photo or visa photo, then our studio is the place to come. We know all the necessary requirements requested by the Embassy of Hong Kong, and have the high-grade equipment that is necessary to take photos which are guaranteed to be accepted with your Hong Kong passport or visa application. We’ll even print them out for you straight after they are taken, as we know that your time is valuable.

We are open every day of the week at Reload Internet, from early morning until late evening, so you can come at a time that suits you to have your Hong Kong passport photo or visa photo taken. Our staff will provide you with a set of 4 photographs, at an affordable price, that meet all of the specifications stated by the Embassy.

Watch our video below to see how quickly we can produce your Hong Kong passport and visa photographs, or to learn more information regarding the requirements:

If you want your application to be accepted the first time round, then you need to meet the strict requirements set by the Hong Kong Embassy. Plenty of people find that photos they have taken themselves, or even ones taken in a photo booth, are rejected due to a large variance of errors, including lighting, background, head size, biometric data, etc. – when you come to Reload Internet, we guarantee that the Hong Kong passport photo or visa photo that you receive from us will pass at the Embassy.

Getting your Hong Kong visa or passport photos taken professionally ensures there are no delays to your application in regards to photo error, and that when you are using your Hong Kong passport/visa, travelling goes smoothly.

You will need recent photos for your Hong Kong visa or passport application – any photos that are over six months old will be rejected. There are also numerous other guidelines to follow, which we have listed below.

Hong Kong Passport Photo and Visa Photo specifications:

  • You will need to submit three photos when applying for a Hong Kong passport, and two photos for a visa. When printed, they need to measure 50mm x 40mm

Hong Kong passport photo

  • Photos must be as recent as possible- if they were not taken in the last six months, they will likely be rejected
  • Photos that you have taken yourself, or which were taken in a photo booth, will often be rejected for not meeting one or more of the requirements.
  • Photos have to be taken against a white background, and no shadows may be visible in the picture (both on the applicant and the backdrop)
  • When the photo is printed, your head should measure between 32mm and 36mm
  • You must look straight at the camera in the photo, and maintain a neutral expression. You also need to keep your head and eye line level with the lens.
  • Religious and medical headwear is permitted so long as it does not obstruct any part of your face.
  • If you wear glasses we recommend you remove them. If you must wear glasses please ensure that your eyes are not covered by the lenses or frames, and that there are no reflections on the lenses.
  • Men should note that long hair and earrings are prohibited in your Hong Kong passport photo or visa photo.
  • Photos must not be altered after they are taken – they must already have an acceptable level of brightness and contrast


The photos themselves need to be printed on high-quality white paper, which we will do for you here at Reload Internet in Paddington, London.

If you want to get your application accepted the first time, then come to Reload Internet and let us take care of your Hong Kong passport photo or visa photo for you.

We receive all of our specifications from the Embassy of Hong Kong’s guidelines on passport and visa photographs, which can be found here.  


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