OnlinePassportPhotos is pleased
to announce extension of our revolutionary online Passport Photo services
for New Zealand Passport photos. It
is difficult to get nonstandard size passport photos taken in the USA.
Unless you specifically ask for, most stores will print 2x2 inch US
Passport photos for you. However with Online Passport photos, you can
easily order passport photos for New Zealand Passport, 8 Passport Photos
for $7.95, delivered directly to your home. Note: You can also get them
usually within 24 hours by either selecting an option to pick at your
local Walgreens store or by asking us to e-mail passport photos in a
4x6 print format that you can take to any photo lab or store and get
Feedback about our Australia/New Zealand Passport Photo service:
Just wanted to let
you know that I was so happy with my Australian passport photos.
After going to other places and having countless rejections form
the Australian Consulate your photos were the only ones that they
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I will definitely using
you again and recommending you to all my friends.
Mon 11/23/09 12:30 PM
Comments : I just wanted
to say thanks for a great service.
I looked all around
Vegas for a photographer who would even consider attempting to
take a passport photo to Australian standards, but most either
didn't get it at all or simply refused to do anything other than
The Australian embassy
had no problems with your photos and I have my new passport. I
wish I'd checked you guys out earlier and saved myself a lot of
Wed 7/01/10 1:11 PM
Hi, I picked up the
photos. Thank you. You did a great job
Sent: Thu 3/19/09 7:11 PM
Photos – getting passport
(Following is reproduced
from New Zealand Government Website: www.passports.govt.nz)
Provide two identical colour
photos that are less than 6 months old and send with this application.
New technology has been introduced
to scan your photos and ensure that they meet international travel standards.
We strongly recommend that you obtain your photos from a business that
provides a passport photo service, as the business will help ensure
that your photos meet our requirements.
Photographs that do not meet
our requirements will NOT be accepted and this will delay the issue
of your new passport. To help you avoid some of the most common problems
with photo quality, we have summarized the main requirements below and
provided some sample photos. If you need more detailed information about
photos, visit our website www.passports.govt.nz or phone us at the contact
numbers listed on the front cover of these Guide Notes.
If you live outside New Zealand,
Australia, or the United Kingdom, either courier or post your application
to the New Zealand Passport Office nearest you or contact your nearest
New Zealand Embassy or High Commission. To find the contact details
of your nearest New Zealand Embassy
or High Commission visit www.mfat.govt.nz
• photos must be less than
6 months old.
New Zealand Passport Photo size
• standard size 35mm x 45mm.
Head size in Passport Photos for
• head, including hair, should
fit within the oval shown in the template below
• maximum size of head, including hair,
must be 80% of photo
• head must be cantered, with a clear gap around
the sides and top of the head, including hair.
• use high quality, high
resolution photo paper
• you can also use
colour film or low gloss coated thermal papers as long as the printer
is high resolution
• DO NOT use matt paper,
heavy-backed thermal paper or an ink-jet printer.
Passport Photo quality
• photo must be a true image,
not altered in any way
• photo must be in focus, with no red-eye and no reflected light on
Passport Photo Background
background must be plain and light, but not white
• there must be strong
contrast between image and background, with no shadows.
Passport Photo Pose
• face the camera straight
on, with your head straight, eyes open and mouth closed
• maintain a neutral expression, not smiling or frowning
• ensure you have no
hair across your face or eyes as eyes must be clearly visible.
• eyes must be clearly showing
through glasses, with no reflection
• remove glasses with heavy-rimmed frames
• do not wear sunglasses, or glasses with tinted lenses that obscure
Head covering or headband in Passport
• no head covering or headband
should be worn in the photo, unless you must wear either for religious
or medical reasons. In this case you must tick the box in the Applicant
Declaration at section 5 .
If you did not wear a head covering or headband in your last passport
please complete a Statutory Declaration form and send it to us with
From: Jerry and Vanessa Sladewski
Sent: Wed 4/22/09 8:42 PM
To: Passport Photos
I just picked them up - they are great! Thank you so much for doing
it so quickly!
- 45–50mm (1 3/4"
-1 15/16" ) high and 35–40mm (1 3/8" -1 9/16" ) wide show head and
top of shoulders close up, so the measurement of the face from the
bottom of the chin to the crown (i.e. top of head without hair) is
between 32mm and 36mm (1 1/4" -1 7/16" ).
New Zealand Passport
Photos-Quality and style - Brief Summary
- print on high-quality paper and use high resolution
- show natural skin tones and have appropriate brightness and contrast,
no flash reflections and no red eye
- show you with a neutral expression and mouth closed have a plain,
light-colored but not White background
- show you looking directly at the camera
- show you with no hair across your eyes
- show both edges of your face clearly
- not show you looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or with
- photograph cannot be manipulated, for example, by removing spots
or softening lines.
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