No matter what region of the United Kingdom you live in, there should always be plenty of nearby places you can visit to make and print passport-size photos on 4×6 paper:
Some of the places in your neighbourhood you may have photo booths that can take and print pictures. They provide you with easy-to-follow instructions on how to take proper passport photos. But many such photo booths want maintenance, hence the shabbiness which may make you uncomfortable. To top it off, their photo printing mechanisms might make your passport photos a bit fuzzy. The price is around £8 per set of photographs, but please note that it varies from brand to brand (some go as high as £14).
You can also look for nearby services where a photographer is available (if it’s a professional passport photo studio, prices start roughly at £10). A good specialist will set proper lighting, adjust your position and make other preparations before taking a picture. Once it’s done, they will also (hopefully) make sure that the newly-done picture meets all standards there are in the United Kingdom. At the same time, not every photographer is, in fact, a photographer by trade. In every other location in your neighbourhood (say, in many stores), taking passport photos is just a collateral duty for the employees. As understandable as it may be, they are often reluctant and impatient when it comes to taking your photos. And even a professional photographer may grow impatient when photographing a baby. In addition, some of us feel uncomfortable when photographed by a stranger, so that’s yet another reason to find an alternative.
As opposed to the options close at hand, making your passport photo online may well be the fastest option. After all, you only need a device with camera and a few seconds to do that. And you don’t even have to look for a wall to make your background colour light grey (as per the government’s rules). On this page, you can upload your digital photo with practically any background, and our tool will remove it automatically. Also, your picture doesn’t have to be shoulder-length, as our tool can also crop the picture to the required extent. All you have to do is to make sure you look straight at the camera and keep your head and shoulders level, mouth closed, and eyes open. Also, make sure that your face isn’t covered by your hair and that there are no shadows (and if you wear glasses, you want to take them off). That’s all there is to the appearance criteria. Simply follow these photo rules and you’ll be fine.
Next thing you know, we give you a perfect picture for your new UK passport. After that, you have two options. Many go the old way and print digital photos at the nearest place that provides passport photo printing services. In that case, the printout price will likely be under £1. Then you can cut the pictures out and use them to submit a new passport application. But if you don’t feel like going someplace only a small printed photograph (even if this place is close by), opt for online submission. The good news here is if you submit an online passport application with a digital photo attached, you’ll save both time and money. After all, your British passport is already expensive enough!