New Zealand Passport (paper applications) (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 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:


Source: http://www.passports.govt.nz/Passport-photos

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