Passport photo Wellington
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Passport photo-taking tips
Follow these guidelines to create the perfect passport picture.
Consider the distance
Keep your front-facing camera 16–20 inch (40–50 cm) away from the face. For rear cameras, keep a 4–6 foot (1–2 meter) distance.
Keep your head and body straight
Look directly into the camera and avoid tilting your body. Remember, portrait mode is unacceptable for passport photos.
Prepare good lighting
Take your passport photos in a daylight setting, like near a window on a sunny day. Shadows on your face or in the background are not permitted.
New Zealand passport photo requirements
Here’s a quick overview of all requirements for your photo.
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 70 %
Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 54 %
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Passport photos in Wellington
In Wellington, there are many places where you can have your passport photo taken, but it’s not always easy to find ones that are accessible and conveniently located. The prices also tend to vary depending on the place you choose. This article will help you find the best option for taking a passport photo in Wellington.
General requirements for New Zealand passport photos
In order to check all the specifics for New Zealand passport photos, read about New Zealand passport requirements. Below you can find the shortened list of the passport photo requirements:
- The photo size should be 35 mm x 45 mm, out of which the head should take from 32mm to 36mm
- The photo background is required to be a light colour, except for white
- You shouldn’t wear a top which is the same colour as the background
- The tops of your shoulders should be visible in the photo
- The camera should be placed vertically, not horizontally for the photograph
- Pictures are accepted only if they are printed on a glossy photo paper
Where can I get a passport photo in Wellington?
Wellington offers many places where you can take your passport photos. Most people use services provided by professional photographers, a photo booth, certain pharmacies or Warehouse Stationery.
Taking a passport photo at a photography studio
Having your passport photo taken by a professional photographer ensures it is of high quality and meets all requirements. This method can however be costly and inconvenient if you don’t have a lot of time during the day.
Passport photos at a professional studio usually cost about $25.00.
Some exemplary photography studios in Wellington:
- Photospace Studio – 37 Courtenay Place, Wellington
- Hutt Cameras – 84 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt 5010, Wellington
- Photo Warehouse – 140 Victoria St, Wellington
Taking a passport photo at a photo booth
Using a photo booth is usually cheaper than going to a professional photography studio, but the quality of the pictures may take something to be desired. They are however more accessible than professional photography studios and can be found inside shopping malls, along main city streets or near train stations.
Photo booths in Wellington don’t provide any instructions regarding what requirements a good passport photo should meet, so it’s important to write down all the necessary information beforehand if you decide to use this type of service to avoid having to retake your pictures.
Taking a passport photo at Warehouse Stationery
Warehouse Stationery provides a passport photo service with a guarantee of acceptance at the New Zealand passport office. Remember to check the list on the Warehouse Stationery website before you head to your local store, to make sure it has been fitted with a photo station. Taking a passport photo at Warehouse Stationery costs $25.00.
Taking a passport photo at a pharmacy
Some pharmacies in Wellington offer a passport photo service that you can use. It’s an easy and convenient way to get your passport photos taken, as it’s not costly and has a good acceptance rate.
The most popular pharmacy in Wellington that offers a digital photo service is Unichem. The staff is trained to ensure all passport photos taken there comply with New Zealand Government regulations. The price amounts to $19.00 for printed photos and $24.00 for digital photographs.
Using PhotoAid for quick and easy passport photos!
PhotoAid is a great tool that helps you take your passport photos quickly and easily, without having to leave the house. You can upload any picture in the app and it will automatically adjust it for you, making sure it meets all requirements.
This saves you the time you would spend looking for a good photography studio in Wellington or a convenient photo booth, as well as makes it cheaper to choose the perfect picture for your passport. PhotoAid lets you take as many photos as you want and pick your favourite – take a passport photo yourself!
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