Passport Photos

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Passport Photos

At JH Photographers, I offer almost all types of passport and visa photos for Monterey Bay area.  Call or text me for an appointment.
831.869.7096

US Passport Photos

If you really want to look your very best for your US passport, then consider having a fabulous passport makeover photo shoot. Call me for an appointment at 831-869-7096

The price for 2 photos is $15. Required size is 2×2 inch.

  • Submit a color photo, taken in last 6 months
  • Use a clear image of your face that reflects your true skin tone. Do not use filters commonly used on social media.
  • Have someone else take your photo. No selfies.
  • Take off your eyeglasses for your photo.
  • Use a plain white or off-white background

for more info please check travel.state.gov

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British Passport Photos

If you really want to look your very best for your British Passport Photos, then consider having a fabulous passport makeover photo shoot. The process takes around 10-15 minutes. Please call me for an appointment! Call me at 831-869-7096.

The price for 2 photos is $20. Required size is 35x45mm.

What are the other passport photo requirements?

Your British passport photos must be of appropriate quality, which includes:

  • printed to a professional standard
  • taken within the last month
  • in color on plain white photographic paper with no border
  • taken against a plain cream or light grey background
  • clear and in focus
  • without any creases or tears
  • unmarked on both sides (unless a photo needs to be countersigned)
  • unaltered by computer software

Your British Passport photos must be a close-up of your full head and upper shoulders with no other objects or people and be in clear contrast to the background.

The Passport Office advises you to:

  • be facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • have a neutral expression and your mouth closed
  • have your eyes open, visible and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • not have hair in front of your eyes
  • not have a head covering (unless it’s for religious or medical reasons)
  • not have anything covering your face
  • not have any ‘red eye’
  • not have any shadows on your face or behind you

Sunglasses are not permitted but reading glasses are allowed, as long as your eyes show fully through the clear lenses with no glare.

for more information about British Passport Photos / UK Passport Photos please visit GOV.UK

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French Passport Photos

If you really want to look your very best for your French passport, then consider having a French Passport Photo shoot with me. The process takes around 10-15 minutes. Please call me for an appointment! Call me at 831-869-7096.

The price for 2 photos is $20. Required size is 35x45mm.

French Passport Photos Requirements

FRENCH passport photos requirements:
• Two (2) recent photographs
• Measuring 35mm x 45mm.
• Made during the last 6 months
• On a single clear light grey or plain white background.
• The distance from the chin to the top of the head must be between 31mm-36mm or 70-80%.
• The distance from the bottom of the photo to the eye line must be between 20-30mm. With good focus, clearly showing the eyes and face with both parties (and face).
• The photograph is to present a person without headgear.
• Not wearing eyeglasses with dark glasses.
• Looking forward with open eyes,
• With the natural expression of the face and mouth closed.

France visa photograph specifications.
• Two (2) recent photographs
• Measuring 35mm x 45mm.
• Made during the last 6 months
• On a single clear light grey or plain white background.
• The distance from the chin to the top of the head must be between 31mm-36mm or 70-80%.
• The distance from the bottom of the photo to the eye line must be between 20-30mm. With good focus, clearly showing the eyes and face with both parties (and face).
• The photograph is to present a person without headgear.
• Not wearing eyeglasses with dark glasses.
• Looking forward with open eyes,
• With the natural expression of the face and mouth closed.

• The photos must be identical and taken within the last six months.
• The photos must be clear, well defined and taken against a plain white or light-colored background.
• If the photos are digital, they must not be altered in any way.
• Your face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, and with your mouth closed.
• You may wear non-tinted or tinted prescription glasses as long as your eyes are clearly visible. Make sure that the frame does not cover any part of your eyes. Sunglasses are not acceptable.
• A hairpiece or other cosmetic accessory is acceptable if it does not disguise your normal appearance.
• If you must wear a head covering for religious reasons, make sure your full facial features are not obscured.
• The frame size must be 35 mm X 45 mm .
• The photos must show the full front view of the head, with the face in the middle of the photo, and include the top of the shoulders.

For more information regarding French Passport photos visit France in the United States

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Canadian Passport Photos

If you really want to look your very best for your Canadian passport, then consider having a fabulous passport makeover photo shoot. Call me for an appointment at 831-869-7096

The price for 2 photos is $20. Required size is 50x70mm.

  • Important: Taken in person by a commercial photographer. 
  • The name and complete address of the photo studio and the date the photo was taken.
  • The photographer may use a stamp or hand write this information.
  • The requirements for passport photos in Canada are different from those in the United States and other countries.
  • Photos must be taken in person by a commercial photographer and must comply with the Government of Canada’s Passport Program photo requirements. If not, your application will be rejected.
  • Standard paper passport photo formats in other countries vary and may not be acceptable for Canadian passport photos, such as (2 inches x 2 inches) in the United States.
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