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Why Get Official Photo at PhotoBooth Online?

Free Photo Take

Don't pay twice the price, there's a way to save money! Make a new photograph for your UK driving licence with our photo app, no charge. To top it off, you can take as many photo shots as you want, no payments included.

Compliant with Regulations

Get a digital file for a British driving licence or a European one. PhotoBooth Online creates photographs according to the licence photo guidelines effective in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Online Photo App

No need to go out – prepare a perfect biometric photo conveniently online. Just upload photo, wait a few seconds and it's done! Save the result and submit right away, as our home professional service gives you a satisfaction guarantee.

Professional Photographs

Get your UK driving licence photo with the correct background colour, head height and photo size suitable for the official application and online submission. We help you avoid the most common mistakes and comply.

How to Do Driving Licence Photo Online?

  1. Add Your Photograph
    STEP 1
    Add Your Photograph
  2. Save Processed Image
    STEP 2
    Save Processed Image

6 Major Advantages of PhotoBooth Online

  1. Digital Editor

    Need a photo app to renew your driving permit and the headshot in it? PhotoBooth Online helps you get it done more quickly. Create a new photo online in our free app and send your high-definition digital file to the UK government's website.
  2. Home-Based Service

    With us, you don't need to anywhere to get a compliant driving licence photo. Stay at home and use your phone whenever it's comfortable. Our home convenience digital photo services are available anytime your want.
  3. High Enough Quality

    Get your photos printed on high quality paper with the required size of 35mm x 45mm. We use these dimensions for a reason – you need to provide printouts of this exact format with the official form used for applications.
  4. Great Photo Template

    With our professional photo templates, you can apply for the UK identity documents like driving licence online. And we match formats for other popular documents! You can use headshots made here even in non-driving contexts.
  5. Proof of Age

    There's another way the driving licence photos made here can be useful to you. You can use them to prove your age eligibility easily with a headshot that matches your current appearance (e.g. when buying age restricted goods).
  6. Vehicle Agency Accepted

    Take a photo for your driving permit with a neutral facial expression and head covering that is accepted by the British vehicle licensing agency. The photos we make comply with the last update in the authorities' photo rules.

Driving Licence Photo UK F.A.Q.

  1. Who can sign a driving licence photo?

    If you decide to use another image for your new document, you can print it and ask another citizen of the United Kingdom with enough authority to sign the back of your printout and thus verify it and your identity.
    This signature certifies that he or she has known you at least for two years and ensures that it is really you shown in that photo. Sadly, you can’t just ask your friend to do it. Here’s the list of people who can sign your photo:

    1. lay magistrate or Justice of the Peace, a local councillor
    2. a minister of religion
    3. a lawyer, teacher, librarian, or engineer
    4. local business person or shopkeeper
    5. a bank or building society officer
    6. an established civil servant, a police officer

    The person who signs your photo must fill in section 8 of your DL1 application form.

  2. How to renew photo on driving licence?

    You can change your picture when you:

    1. replace your expired UK driving licence with a new one
    2. apply for a provisional version of the document
    3. replace your UK driving licence with a new one in case it was lost, damaged, or stolen
    4. update your photo online via the DVLA website (the price is £14) or a postal services office (£17)
  3. How to change driving licence photo?

    The first way is to do it online right at the government licensing agency’s website. Once you’re there, go through the list of online submission rules (e.g. you must have a valid UK passport and your National insurance number, be a resident, etc.). When you’ve looked through all the important information and made sure you meet the criteria listed there, you need to load your new photograph. All in all, the website’s instructions are pretty clear, so you shouldn’t have any trouble there.
    This same page also has information on the other, more traditional way. Basically, you just need to fill out the submission form, attach your printed photo, a copy of your current driving permit and a cheque for £17 to it and head to the nearest post office to have it sent.
    No matter what option you choose, PhotoBooth Online can help you with either one. You can use practically any photograph to make it into a compliant headshot (just make sure it’s taken within the last month, it’s one of those requirements each photo must follow).

  4. How much is a photo driving licence?

    If you use our website to get a printable image, you won’t have to pay anything. However, please mind the fee for the update procedure, which varies depending on whether you want to apply for your UK driving licence online or offline. Offline application renewal via a postal service costs £17, but the online application is a little cheaper, it’s £14.

  5. Where can I get a photo for my driving licence?

    There are several places where you can get a photo for your UK driving licence. For example, you can use PhotoBooth Online and get a valid photo instantly here. All you need is Internet access and a camera or smartphone. As a result, you’ll download two digital printable photos.
    As an alternative, you can use a local photo booth or visit a photo studio like Snappy Snaps or Max Spielmann to take a picture there and pay £10 for two images in print.

  6. How to take a driving licence photo?

    Here’s how to take a picture for your driving licence at home with a digital camera or mobile device:

    1. Wear casual clothes. Obviously, it’s the upper body garment that matters most here. Your head and face should be fully visible, so no head coverings or other headwear (but religious attire is allowed)
    2. If you wear glasses for medical reasons, you can keep them on. Please note that any tinted glasses (like sunglasses) are strictly forbidden. Make sure there’s no reflection that’s too clear
    3. Set up a plain light grey or cream background (same as with the passport photo background colour)
    4. If possible, use even natural sunlight (if it’s too bright or insufficient, turn on an artificial light source). Thus you will avoid shadows on your face and won’t get a wrong background
    5. Stand still, keep a straight pose
    6. Keep eyes open, mouth closed, neutral face expression (don’t smile)
    7. Take your own UK driving licence photo

    If you’ve taken a bad quality headshot (with a red eye effect, for instance), just retake it. Don’t use retouch or any selfie editing apps, or photo editing computer software like PhotoShop.