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Get your Passport for South Korea or Visa Photo for South Korea, while you wait, with no appointment needed and we are located directly opposite Paddington Station, London.

Get your South Korea Passport Photo in 2 ways

Option 1: Visit us at our store in Paddington

When you pop into our store in Paddington, we will take a photo of you while you wait.

Option 2: South Korea Passport photo by Post

Take a photo of yourself against a white wall at home like the image below & upload it to us, and we will post it to you with next day delivery.

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Alternative Upload link if you have problems above


We can take your South Korea Passport Photo in-store OR we can post it to you with fast delivery. Just upload a photo of yourself and let us do the rest!


Watch the video on how fast Reload Internet in Paddington can take your South Korean Passport Photo South Korea – without an appointment, just pop in today.

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South Korea passport photo requirement

As you would expect the Passport photo requirements for South Korea are very strict. Some of these rules include:

  • Your South Korean Passport Photo should be a recent photo not older than six months.
  • The size from chin to top of head should be between 25 to 35 mm in your South Korean Passport Photo .
  • Face should be straight and facing the camera in your South Korean Passport Photo .
  • Do not wear hats or sunglasses.
  • Your South Korean Passport Photo should measure 35mm x 45 mm


South Korea Passport Photo


South Korea Visa Photo specification

  • Your South Korean Visa photo should not be older than six months and no retouches should be made.
  • No hats or accessories apart from religious ones should be worn.
  • Normal clothes and no uniforms.
  • Your face should be seen clearly.
  • Only one south korean visa photo is required of dimensions 50 x 50 mm and the background should be pale color or white background.
  • we will meet the standards so you are able to take your application to the Republic of Korea Embassy
  • For North Korea Passport photo please visit this page.
  • For Korea Passport Photo please visit this page.


Interesting facts on South Korean Passport Photo and the Republic of Korea Passport photo specification

The Republic of korea passport photo requirements for the citizens of South Korea provide them the right to travel to 172 countries worldwide as they get a visa on arrival; which makes the South Korean passport the 6th best in the world for free travel! All G8 countries provide visa-free access for the passports of South Korea and Chile.

Also, South Korea does not consider North Korea as a different territory although it is ruled by a different administration. Hence, you do not need a passport to go to North Korea as long as you do not enter a third country. But you cannot enter North Korea from South Korea due to the high tensions at DMZ and you will have to traverse through China.

South Korean citizens are not permitted to travel to North Korea, unless the Ministry of Unification and North Korea approves of the travel. The passport of Republic of Korea does not grant you entry to North Korea and instead, they will give a North Korean visa on a separate sheet of paper.

There was a visa free travel period until 2008 which was facilitated due to the sunshine policy, allowing people to cross through DMZ. However, as North Korea shot a woman down in 2008 when she was in DMZ, all such travel has been suspended despite the presence of 4 land border checkpoints between both the countries.


South Korea uses Biometric Passport Photo

Starting from February 2008, the government of Korea has been issuing biometric passports to government officials and diplomats. Later from August 2008, everybody started getting biometric passports and Reload Internet can process Biomteric Passport photos for you.

The biometric passports include fingerprint information etc. on the chip. However, owing to an issue of ICAO, the fingerprint measures were not implemented until 2010. The passport looks same visually and has 48 pages. However, the visa space was cut down to six pages and it contains information regarding identification, contacts etc. There were also a few changes made in the placing of different pages in the new passport.

Biometric South Korea Passport Photo

At Reload internet we always ensure that our Printed and Digital Passport photos for South Korea will meet the strict criteria set forth by the South Korea Authorities and South Korea is one of the countries whose passports are now fully Biometric.


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 South Korea passport photo.
  • No appointment needed.

Passport Photo Paddington

OPTION 2 – Passport photo posted

We can post you a set of 6 South Korea 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 South Korea 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 South Korea passport photo will be ready to upload to the online South Korea 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

We look forward to welcoming you at Reload Internet, in Paddington, London.