Australia Passport (35x45 mm) Photo Size Requirements and Online Tool


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Do not worry about the photo size requirements. Our online tool makes correct photos, ensuring the photo size and head size are correct. Background will be enhanced as well.

Your photo is critical to the usability and security of your passport. The facial recognition technology used in conjunction with Australian passports makes border processing more efficient and reduces the potential for identity fraud. If your photo does not meet the standards detailed below, your passport may not work at automated borders.

Acceptable passport photo dimensions - detailed description on the page

The required dimensions of the photo, and the image within it, are explained in this diagram.

If you usually cover your head for religious reasons, or you wear glasses or facial jewellery, your photo can include these items.

Head coverings should be plain coloured and must be worn in such a way as to show the face from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead, and with the edges of the face visible.

Glasses or jewellery must not obscure any part of the face, especially the area around the eyes, mouth and nose. For this, photos of you wearing  glasses with thick frames or tinted lenses are not acceptable. There must be no reflection from lenses, rings or studs.

For babies and children under three, a photo with an open mouth is acceptable. The photo must comply with all the other requirements above. No other person or object should be visible in the photo.

If you are submitting a full passport application, one of your two photos must be endorsed by a guarantor. An endorsement is not necessary if you are renewing your passport.

If you are unable to meet the photo requirements due to a medical condition, please explain using  form B11 (pdf).

The Australian Passport Office does not endorse particular photo outlets or providers. We recommend that you choose an experienced passport photographer. You should confirm that the photos they take meet our standards.

For further information, see Camera operator guidelines (pdf) which draw on ICAO standards.

Photo examples

ACCEPTABLE UNACCEPTABLE
An example of an acceptable passport photo
Acceptable
An example of a passport photo where the subject is turned too far to the side
Side on to camera
An example of a passport photo where the subject's hair is obscuring a portion of their face
Hair obscuring face
An example of an acceptable passport photo
Acceptable
An example of a passport photo that has insufficient contrast between the subject and the background
Insufficient contrast
An example of a passport photo that doesn't have a plain background
Background not plain
An example of an acceptable passport photo
Acceptable
An example of a passport photo where the background is too dark
Background too dark
An example of a passport photo where the subject has a head covering that is obscuring their eyes
Head covering obscuring eyes
An example of an acceptable passport photo
Acceptable
An example of a passport photo where the subject's eyes are not open. There is also a toy visible in the photo
Eyes not open/toy visible
An example of a passport photo of a child where a parent is also visible in the photo
Parent visible
An example of an acceptable passport photo
Acceptable
An example of a passport photo where there is a reflection off the subject's glasses, which is obscuring their eyes
No glasses
An example of a passport photo where there are shadows on the subject and background
Shadows on image and background


Source: https://www.passports.gov.au/Web/Requirements/Photos.aspx

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