Australian High Commission
United Kingdom
Australia House, London

Passport Photos

Australian passports have strict photo guidelines and are different to UK passport photos. We do not accept photographs that are more than six months old.  Poor quality photos are the most common reason your application may be delayed.

Please review the photo requirements and camera operator guidelines carefully and discuss them with your photographer.  In particular, we suggest that you check your photographer:

  • can produce glossy prints that are printed at the highest resolution
  • does not use an inkjet printer (dye sublimation is acceptable)
  • has studio lighting so that there are no shadows behind your ears/head, and the lighting across your face is even.

We are unable to accept photos taken at UK photo booths as the resolution is not high enough to meet our requirements.

We recommend ID Photoshop (local to the High Commission), otherwise Snappy Snaps (various locations). Ensure you ask the photographer for Australian passport photos and refer them to our photo requirements.

This YouTube video guide goes into more detail on Australian passport photo requirements.