Passport Visa photography studio in East Grinstead, Crawley Down, West Sussex

Passport and Visa photos fall into the category of a ‘necessary evil’ for most people.  They are never going to be your favourite photo of yourself, particularly since such strict biometric standards were introduced, but you need to be sure they you have it right first time.

Booths are one option although they can certainly be problematic if you are looking for pictures of a baby or small child or anything other than a non-standard UK passport image.   Biometric system requirements can be very specific in terms of head placements, skin percentages and background requirements.  We operate an worldwide standard software that is kept updated with the latest international requirements and automatically checks each photo as it is placed into the relevant country’s template to ensure that it meets all standards and will be accepted by the authorities.  We have never had a photograph rejected from a passport or visa application through using this system.

Many passport and visa photos specifications now are dictated by the demands of biometric systems which means that the requirements can be very specific in terms of head placements, skin percentages and background requirements.  We operate an worldwide standard software that is kept updated with the latest international requirements and automatically checks each photo as it is placed into the relevant country’s template to ensure that it meets all standards and will be accepted by the authorities.  We have never had a photograph rejected from a passport or visa application through using this system.

Whilst we are beholden to these standards and it is actually against the law for us to interfere with the photo to enhance it in anyway.  Photographers that offer an airbrushing service for passport and visa images are breaking the law, but the lighting is more gentle than that which is used in the booths and so you will likely see an aesthetic improvement there.

Plus, there is the comfort factor of waiting on our comfortable sofa in the studio for the few minutes it takes to process and print your photographs – much nicer than loitering by a machine in a supermarket!

We can offer pictures for a great deal of countries although not every country in the world – you can check the list of those Visa photographs that we can provide here.   This software is constantly updated and will provide us with a pass / fail flag to ensure that your picture meets the relevant standards.

Studio photography for your passport and visa needs means that you can rely on your photographs being accepted by the relevant authorities so that your paperwork can be processed without additional cost and delay.

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