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Biometric 
Passport 
Visa 
Photos

The Photo Cafe Croydon offer biometric passport photos for babies, children and adults whilst you wait. All UK passports use facial biometrics to measure facial features. Her Majesty’s Passport Office guidelines state that all passport photographs must meet the required standards to be used for biometrics. Any defects in the photograph might delay a passport application.
 
 

Adult and Children Passport Photos

£14.99

( 4 Prints and digital file emailed to you )

All UK passports use facial biometrics to measure facial features. Her Majesty’s Passport Office guidelines state that all passport photographs must meet the required standards to be used for biometrics. Any defects in the photograph might delay a passport application.
 
We offer UK passport sized photos for children and adults (45mm x 35mm) which come in sets of four.
 
 
 
You can check UK Passport photos  requirements here: https://www.gov.uk/photos-for-passports
 
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Baby Passport photos Croydon

Baby Passport Photos

£19.99

( 4 Prints and digital file emailed to you )

Being specialists in baby photography it only made sense that we offered this service as it can be very tricky getting your baby passport photos to meet the photo requirements.
 
Baby passport photos  come in sets of 4. These cost a little more due to the fact that it usually takes longer to photograph babies. A ‘baby’ is classed as a

Why is this the best baby passport experience in Croydon?

The difference between having your baby’s passport photo taken in a high street shop and The Photo Cafe should be obvious when you step through the door. First up, every new parent deserves a good cup of coffee now and again and that’s exactly what we serve. Of course being a new parent means you have to keep your energy levels up which is why we feel it’s important to offer a delicious range of cookies and snacks to compliment your coffee.
 
Secondly, there’s a big difference between holding your baby up in a photo booth or trying to calm them down in a busy high street photo lab than coming to see us.
 
The Photo Cafe is beautifully decorated with vintage feel and subdued lighting. We avoided painting the walls garish colours like yellow and green and instead went for the neutral earthy tones of reclaimed wood.

Indian/ USA Visa Photos

£19.99

( 2 Prints and digital file emailed to you )

 
USA and Indian  passport photos (2″ by 2″) come in sets of 2 
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Rules for UK passport photos

How many passport photos do I need?

You need 2 identical photos for a passport application.

What size passport photos do I need?

Your passport photos must:
measure 45 millimetres (mm) high by 35mm wide (the standard size used in the Photo Cafe)
not be a cut down version of a larger picture (we photograph and cut your passport photo specifically to this size for you)
What quality do the passport photos need to be?

Your passport photos must be:

  • Printed to a professional standard
  • Taken within the last month
  • In colour on plain white photographic paper with no border
  • Taken against a plain cream or light grey background
  • Clear and in focus
  • Without any creases or tears
  • Unmarked on both sides (unless a photo needs to be countersigned)
  • Unaltered by computer software

What your photos must show

Your photos must:

  • be a close-up of your full head and upper shoulders
  • contain no other objects or people
  • be in clear contrast to the background
  • In your photo, you must:
  • be facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • have your eyes open, visible and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • not have hair in front of your eyes
  • not have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)
  • not have anything covering your face
  • not have any ‘red eye’
  • not have any shadows on your face or behind you
  • You can’t wear sunglasses or tinted glasses. You can wear reading glasses but your eyes must show fully through clear lenses without glare or reflections

Details true at time of publishing. For more information visit https://www.gov.uk/photos-for-passport

If you have any questions please contact us