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Welcome to Reload Internet. We are a professional passport photo studio in Paddington, London, that can capture, print, and prepare your Vatican passport photo or visa photo instantly. We take hundreds of passport and visa photographs here every week, so we are the best place for you to come for your Vatican passport photo or visa photo. Our store is located on the same street as both Paddington train and tube stations, and stays open throughout the week from early morning until late evening. This accessibility and convenience makes us the best passport photo studio in London, as you can come and visit us on a day and time that suits you! You don’t need an appointment, just visit our store and a member of our trained staff will be happy to assist you. We aim to have all of our customer’s passport and visa photographs ready within 10 minutes of their arrival at our store.

Get your Vatican 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: Vatican 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.

Photo Guide

Upload your photo to us here



Alternative Upload link if you have problems above


We can take your Vatican 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 our video  to learn more about the requirements in regards to passport and visa photographs for  the Vatican, or to see how quickly we can produce yours:

vatican passport photo

If your Vatican passport photo or visa photo fails to meet any of the requirements listed below, then there is a high chance that your application will be rejected due to a photograph error. At Reload Internet we guarantee that this will not happen to your application, and that the photographs you submit will pass first time.

Vatican Passport Photo and Visa Photo specifications:

  • The photographs need to be 35mm x 45mm in size.

Vatican passport photo

  • You are also able to wear a uniform for these images, something that is not often allowed.
  • If you have religious reasons for having headwear on, this is perfectly acceptable though it is not allowed without this exemption.
  • You must be directly facing the camera when your picture is being taken. This ensures that you can get a clear view of the entire face.
  • You cannot have your head turned or tilted when you get the image taken, as you would if you were getting a portrait done of yourself.
  • Your eyes need to be wide open, not squinting or with any raised eyebrows as well as having a neutral expression on your face. This means that you cannot be smiling or showing your teeth at all in your photograph.
  • You need to have a plain white background, without any sort of pattern or design to it.
  • You are not allowed to have anything else in the image along with you.
  • The camera needs to be at eye level of the person that it is taken a picture of.
  • Your eyes cannot be obscured by your eyeglasses, which can happen because of your frames or if a reflection happens when the flash goes off.
  • Having red eyes are also not allowed for your passport or visa images.
  • It is important that the face has an even amount of light on it as to prevent any shadows on your face, which could lead to the photo being rejected.
  • These images must be in color and have a sharp contrast that will display your natural skin tone.
  • If you submit these images digitally, you will have the same requirements as you would if you sent in the printed images. These images should also be 300 dpi in a JPG file.
  • The back of the photos need to be left blank when you submit them. If you choose to print them out, you need to be sure that you use high-quality photo paper and that it has a print resolution of 600 dpi (at least).
  • You cannot manipulate the images in any way otherwise they will not be accepted.

At Reload Internet we guarantee that your Vatican passport photo or visa photo will meet all of these specifications and hence will be accepted the first time you submit it with your application.

For more information regarding the process contact the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, which can be found here.


Vatican 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 Vatican passport photo.
  • No appointment needed.

Passport Photo Paddington

OPTION 2 – Passport photo posted

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


Vatican Passport Photo printed in London