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Digital Passport Photos and Printed Passport Photos

New Passport Photographs and Renewal Passport Photos

Our Passport Photography database has over 280 government specified Passport, Visa or ID formats from more than 90 countries. If we don’t have your specific government requirements we can created the country format for you.

From our professional studio in Crawley Down, near East Grinstead West Sussex, we offer a full Passport photo service along with VISAs, IDs and Licenses,  both for adults, children, babies and newborns. Passport prints are produced as a while you wait service! We can also process your own photographed digital passport picture online and produce a biometric complaint government photo, either for online digital download or via prints in the post.

Online Booking Calendar

Passport Photo Availability - Book Online

Use our online calendar to find a date and time, and book directly with us online.

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Check Country Passport Specification

We can process over 100 country specifications across 280+ formats and sizes. Check here for your Passport or Visa Requirements.

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Our Passport, ID and VISA Photo software fully supports biometric photographs in accordance with ISO/IEC-standard 19794-5, based on the geometric standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Our passport pictures can be purchased as online UK renewal codes, digital downloads or printed while you wait.

UK Passport Photo Guidelines
Passport photo UK 35mm x 45mm or 3.5cm x4.5cm
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We use special passport creation software which ensures that your picture is always government compliant and up to date with the Country’s format, size and specification.

Passport Pictures Frequently Asked Questions

We offer a printing while you wait appointment service for all passport, visa, licenses and ID photos that are on our government format list below, just book in using our online calendar. We may be able to process other specifications and format requirements that are not on the list but we will need to produce them later from our office and forward the images on to you, there is an additional charge of £45 for this.

We offer a passport photography service that is superior to using a passport booth or Timpson’s passport photography. Our camera and lighting equipment is professional commercial grade as we are professional photographers and have been for over 20 years. You will see you passport photograph before it is printed or processed and we are happy to re-take the image if you are not happy. Passport Booths are small and use less flattering lighting as well as wide angle lens that can distort the face.

Our professional passport photography studio is based in Crawley Down, near East Grinstead, West Sussex with easy access and free parking. We are also completely accessible to wheel chairs and those with disabilities.

Biometric compliant passport photos are pictures that contain your facial measurements such as distance between your eyes, nose or mouth. The information is stored in an electronic chip and is used to confirm the picture is the person presenting the passport.

Yes, based in Crawley, near East Grinstead, West Sussex, VisualChaos Studios comply with all country biometric requirements in the photos processed.

Photo Photo Conditions

  • Full face front view
  • Looking straight forward towards the camera
  • Neutral face expression – mouth closed
  • Nothing covering the face
  • Without any head covering (except for religious beliefs)
  • Eyes open and clearly visible (nothing covering)
  • Without any hair across the eyes
  • No flash reflections or red eye
  • Both edges of the face clearly visible
  • No sunglasses or heavily tinted glasses
  • No shadows, no reflection or glare on glasses
  • Glasses may be worn as long as the eyes are clearly visible (we recommend taking them off altogether)
  • No shadows on face or background
  • Neutral plain white/gray, uniform background (not patterned or busy)
  • No retouching of the photo is allowed

Format and Specifications Available

  • Construction Skills Register (300×350 px)
  • Driving License (35×45 mm)
  • ePassport (digital format) (600×770 px)
  • Passport (35×45 mm)
  • Visa (35×45 mm)

Yes, we can print all passport photo formats while you wait, or send them to you via the post.

Yes, you can order your passport compliant photo format online using your own digital photo. We provide a guide to how to shoot your passport photo correctly, which you then upload to our secure services for us to process correctly. Here is the link: Passport Photos from your own Digital Photo


Additional Person or Sheet only £10
(when at the same session only)


For UK passports Renewals, this includes the digital Government renewal code for processing your application online.

  • Baby Passport Photos

  • Newborn Passport Photos

  • Children Passport Photos

  • Family Groups Accomodated

  • Adult Passport Photos

  • VISAs, IDs and License Photos

  • Biometric Compliant

  • Pro Passport Photographer

  • UK Online Processing Codes

  • High Quality Passport Photos

Passport Photo Near Me?

Our passport studio service covers Crawley, Crawley DownEast GrinsteadCopthorne, HorshamReigateRedillHaywards Heath, and throughout West SussexEast SussexKent and Surrey.

All sessions are by appointment only, the session and printing usually takes about 7-10 minutes. If you arrive by Taxi, please tell the driver to wait for you!

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Use Your Own Passport or Visa Photo!

Use your mobile phone camera and our guide to take a complaint picture.

We can produce ICAO compliant biometric passport photos and the UK Government Online Code from a photo taken from your mobile phone or other camera. Check out our guidelines on how to take the photography yourself and upload it to our processing portal. We can turn your passport photo round and email it back within 24 hours!

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Session Information

If you are looking for an ID / Visa photograph that isn’t catered for by the standard photo booths, or even if you just want a passport photograph that is a little more flattering than the machines have to offer, we can help.

When we take a Passport, Visa or ID/License photograph, we use the same high quality lighting and cameras that we would use on any of our portrait sessions for guaranteed results. We offer a while-u-wait service and will include all the images you need at your requested technical specification for your country using our state-of-the-art bi-metric software.

We have all the details and specifications necessary to create your passport and ePassport photographs for a standard UK passport, UK IDs, UK Driving License and UK Gun License as you would expect, but also, we many of the technical specification necessary for other countries as well, in fact there are over 280 formats for 90 countries in our database with new specification entered all the time, for a full list please see above.

If your country requirement is not listed then we can still shoot the pictures for you, we just need to know the technical specification to create the correct templates. At all times, you should allow plenty of time to obtain your photos and process with the applicable authorities, don’t leave it to the last minute!

It should be noted that this is a passport, Visa or ID photo sessions are not a “portrait session”, posing, backgrounds and lighting is strictly controlled by the authorities who issue the specification and we have to comply.

The authorities are interested in the digitisation of your face which is approved by scanning using advanced software, so please beware if other photography studios tell you that they provide you with a “choice of photos” and “digital enhancements” (which of course is not legal) – we are governed by the technical specification issued by the relevant country.

Where we can add value (and often a saving in time with “retries”) is the quality of lighting, how best to position yourself for the most flattering image within the rules allowed and of course, when it comes to babies you don’t have to pay for the print before you find out it is technically wrong when using a passport booth in a shopping centre! We will continue taking photos until it is right!

We will select the correct image from the photos taken and no others will be processed or submitted, you can of course view the images before they are printed if you wish – but be prepared – passport photos are not professional photography portraits! If you want additional copies of the images we can provide these for an additional fee.

Payment can be by bank transfer prior to the session, cash on the day (we do not accept cheques) or credit card. If paying cash on the day, please bring the correct cash amount as we do not hold change on the premises.

Useful Government Passport & Visa Information Links