New Zealand Passport (paper applications) Photo Requirements

Your photo must meet these requirements whether it is digital or paper. It needs to be taken within the last 6 months.

Photo requirements

Framing the photo

Refer to Figure 1 (below) for help with correct framing of the subject. Use values for A, B, C and D to correctly position the head. Frame the photo so that:

Image showing head and shoulders photo where head takes up approx 70% of the pho

Figure 1 - Framing the subject

Digital photos

You need:

Image of aspect ratio 4:3

Rotate the camera or mobile phone for a portrait photo.

Image of a camera that is rotated for a portrait photo

Paper photos

You need:


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