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Ireland SPSV Driver Licence / Taxi Licence Photo Size Requirements

Passport picture size Width: 7 cm, Height: 10 cm
Resolution (DPI) 600
Background color White
Printable photo Yes
Digital photo for online submission Yes
Digital photo size Width: 1653 pixels , Height: 2362 pixels
Photo Paper type matte
Detailed requirements

Ireland SPSV Driver Licence/Taxi Licence Photo

In Ireland, the SPSV (Small Public Service Vehicle) Driver Licence, also known as the Taxi Licence, is a requirement for individuals wishing to operate a taxi or other public service vehicles. One essential component of this licence application is the photo.

Three identical colour photographs not more than 6 months old must meet the following requirements:

1. Size and Format:

- The photograph should be in color and printed on high-quality photo paper.

- The dimensions of the photo should be approximately 10cm by 7cm.

- The photo must be a full-face shot, with the applicant facing the camera directly.

- The background should be plain white or light grey.

- The photo should be clear and not digitally altered or retouched.

2. Appearance:

- The applicant's head must be uncovered and visible in the photo.

- Only head coverings worn for religious reasons are permitted; hair bands are prohibited

- Sunglasses should not be worn. Tinted glasses may be worn for medical reasons, in which case the eyes must be fully visible.

- No military or police uniforms

3. Expression and Quality:

- The applicant's expression should be neutral, with the mouth closed and eyes open.

- The photo should have a good resolution and sharpness, with no red-eye or shadows.

- The image should be printed with sufficient contrast and natural skin tones.

- The photo should not be damaged, creased, or folded.

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General Passport Photo Requirements

  • Neutral facial expression: a. do not open mouth; b. open eyes.
  • No glasses; No Hat.
  • Don't cover eyebrows with hair.

Find more information on requirements and photo taking tips here.

How to Print Passport Photos Using Color Printer

  1. Download the 4R sheet with multiple photos.
  2. Check the requirements and use correct 4R photographic paper (matte, semi-matt or glossy paper).
  3. Print the 4R sheet with no margins. Make sure the 4R picture fit exactly on the 4R photo paper.
  4. Cut the 4R sheet along the gray lines and you will get multiple photos.

Steps to create passport photos

  1. Select country and ID photo type, and click Start.
  2. Upload photo. In order to correctly make passport photo, the picture size should be smaller than 10MB, and the dimensions should be smaller than 4000 x 3000 pixels. The system accepts only .JPG or .JPEG files. The Crop page opens when the photo is uploaded.
  3. Crop photo to the correct passport photo size dimension.
  4. If you need white background enhancement, select an enhancement.
  5. Click the Next button, you will get a printable passport picture which is suitable to be printed on 4R (4x6") photo paper.
  6. Save the 4R sheet and print it using a photo printer or print it at any photo center.

How to Take Baby Passport Photos

  1. Lay white or light color baby quilt or blanket in a bright room or other places with good lighting.
  2. Lay the baby on the quilt or blanket.
  3. Ensure baby is looking straight at the camera with eyes open, mouth closed and not smiling.

See more tips on taking baby passport photos here.

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