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How to take your own biometric photo
Get the perfect biometric ID photo in 3 minutes or less.
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Take or upload a photo
First, snap a photo or upload one from your device. Our photo editing tool will help you frame the picture correctly.
Get your photo fine-tuned by AI
Next, AI fine-tunes your photo by adapting the background to meet all requirements. It also crops and resizes the image.
Let our experts verify the pictures
Finally, one of our experts carefully verifies the picture against official requirements. You get the feedback in under a minute.
Enjoy your new photos
Your 100% compliant photos are ready for instant download. You can also order printouts and get them delivered to your door.
Tips for taking your own biometric photos
Follow these steps to get the best results
Mind the distance
Pose 4–6 feet (1–2 meters) from the camera. Use a timer to take your photo or have someone snap it for you.
Face the camera directly
Keep your head straight. Avoid tilting your body or looking away. Remember: portrait mode is not suitable for any ID photos.
Ensure good lighting
Take your photos in daylight e.g., next to a bright window. Shadows on your face or in the background are not allowed.
Need more details? Read the information below
What are the Australian passport photo requirements?
Passport photos in Australia must meet the specific requirements of the Australian government and pass the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards. To be sure your biometric photographs get 100% accepted by the authorities, ensure that they:
- Have a plain white or light grey background
- Are taken within 6 months before the application date
- Measure between 35mm to 40mm in width and 45mm to 50mm in height
- Are produced with dye sublimation method (not printed by an inkjet printer)
- Present you with your head centred (32–36 mm of the picture’s height), eyes open, and mouth closed
Remember that your face and eyes must be fully visible. If you have facial piercings that cover the area around your nose, eyes, or mouth, it’s better to take them off for your photo. Keep a neutral facial expression and ensure you’ll submit a focused image.
You need to provide 2 identical photos that meet the specifications mentioned above. Ensure they’re good-quality colour prints.
Wear your casual, everyday clothes. Avoid light and white pieces of clothing not to blend with the picture’s background.
Head coverings are acceptable only for religious reasons. However, they must be plain and without any patterns.
Glasses are not allowed in Australian passport pictures. If medical reasons prevent you from removing your glasses, ensure the frames don’t obscure your eyes and that there are no reflections from the lenses. Vision impairments are NOT a sufficient reason for keeping your glasses during passport photo-taking.
Hearing aids are acceptable for everyone wearing them.
Baby passport photo guidelines
Generally, the Australian passport photo for children and babies must be compliant with all the official requirements. There's only one exception for infants (under the age of 3) who can have their mouths open for a passport photo.
Remember that the child must be the only person visible in the picture. No toys, objects, or other people can be seen within the photo’s frame.
Below we’re going to present you with some locations in Australia that offer passport photo-taking services. However, only a few provide baby passport photos. Take your child’s biometric photograph comfortably at home! How? Read on to learn more.
Where to get passport photos in Australia
Australian citizens can get their passport photo taken with the help of a professional photographer. Next-door photo shops and photo labs are also common choices. The most popular places that offer passport photo-taking services are:
- Kmart Mall
- Post office (Auspost)
- Camera stores (for example, Ted’s Cameras)
Alternatively, to find the most suitable location, you can google “passport photos near me.”
Apart from taking a photo, you can also find locations that offer passport photo printing services. This way, you can prepare your own photograph and just print it in a place of your choice for a few dollars! Discover how to do it in the following paragraphs.
How much do Australian passport photos cost?
Prices for Australian passport photos vary depending on the location. In the table below, we compare the cost of passport photos taken from the places we’ve mentioned previously.
Australian passport photo location
Price for passport photos
Kmart Photo Centre
How’s it possible that you can get your passport photos at Kmart for only $0.10? That’s the price for their printing service, so you need to provide them with already prepared pictures.
But how can you prepare your own passport photos? And most importantly, can you do that yourself at all? Read on to learn more!
Can you take your own passport photos?
Yes! You can skip worrying about finding a perfect location or searching for the one that offers baby passport photos, too. Take your pictures comfortably at home with just your phone! How? It’s easy!
Thanks to our passport photo maker, you can get biometric photographs 100% compliant with government guidelines. Also, it’s a great solution for children and small babies—you can stay at home with them and snap as many shots as you need until the perfect final result!
Our AI system and a team of passport photo experts double-check your Australian passport photo online. This way, we can confidently guarantee 100% acceptance or a refund of double the original price!
Order door-delivery of high-quality printouts and get digital passport photos to your email address as well. Download our passport photo app today and see how simple it is!
Why take biometric photos with your phone?
You’ll get your photo done conveniently. In no time!
We offer expert feedback, door delivery, and high-quality printed or electronic photos—all reasonably priced, and from the comfort of your own home.
Get your photos fast with our online tool. No need to drive or wait in line. Our editor automatically adjusts your photo to meet compliance standards, saving you time and effort.
Meet all requirements
Our expert verification stages ensure we deliver photos that meet government regulations. We guarantee a 200% refund if your photo is rejected.
Look your best
Your biometric photograph will stay around for up to 10 years. Take as many shots as you need until you’re happy with what you see!
Save your little ones from stress
Spare your little ones some stress. Stay home rather than drive to a photography studio—use our unlimited free retakes to find a perfect shot!
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