Passport Photos

Look ahead, shoulders straight, eyes open, neutral expression, hair back, no shadows… it’s no simple task to get a passport photo that meets the Government’s requirements these days. It’s all for a good reason, of course, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a challenge. Happily, there’s no need to end up cringing whenever you show your passport photo; at PhotoSmile we will create images for you that meet all the regulations, look great, and cost far less than you might think.

Enjoy It!

Whether it’s a long weekend in New York or two weeks in sunny Spain, a holiday is something to enjoy, and we should enjoy every single bit of it. And that means we should enjoy getting our passport photos taken, too! At PhotoSmile in Croydon, we transform this traditionally painful and embarrassing photo experience into something you’ll love. How do we make this a positive experience? We take our time. There are a lot of rules and regulations that need to be adhered to in order for those UK passport photos to tick all the boxes, so photos should never be rushed. We use our professional and private PhotoSmile studio in Croydon to help put our clients at ease, taking several photographs and working with you to select the very best one for your passport.

Never Miss Your Trip

At PhotoSmile we have extensive experience in taking British passport photos, so we know the rules like the backs of our hands. We guarantee that your passport application won’t be rejected for a poor photograph. This is a huge relief to our customers who may be worried about missing their trip should they encounter issues.

Crystal Clear

You may be surprised at how good, and how competitively priced, a professionally taken passport photo can be. All our UK passport photos are printed on high quality photo paper for a crystal clear finish, but we also ensure that there’s no ‘squashed head syndrome’. As you may have noticed, photo machines often ‘squash’ your head down to make it the right size, making you look a bit… strange! At PhotoSmile in Croydon, we compose the photo, correct the zoom, and reposition the camera as needed, so that your picture prints perfectly and is the correct size for a UK passport photo.

International Passports

Most of us know the rules we need to stick to in order for our UK passport photos to meet the strict criteria, but if you’re having international passport photos taken, remember that each country has their own standards. For example, did you know that Indian and Canadian passport photos have different requirements to those for UK passport photos? Well, we did! Here at PhotoSmile in Croydon, we have vast experience taking international passport photos for all countries, making it easy for our clients to travel and see the world.

Baby Passport Photos

Whether it’s a trip to Spain, a relaxing beach getaway in Turkey, or even a visit to Disneyworld, taking your baby away for their first international holiday can be a lovely experience. Getting the passport photos? Not so much! If you’ve ever tried to take baby passport photos in one of those little booths, then you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. Unfortunately, many parents find that wriggly kids and photo booths don’t mix well. So why not save yourself the agony, and come to PhotoSmile!

Visa & ID Photos

If you’re looking for a Visa or an ID photo in Croydon, then you’ve come to the right place! Whether you need an ID for proof of age, citizenship, student status, driver status, or anything else, at PhotoSmile we’ll work with you to create your perfect picture; a picture you can be proud of. As a leading supplier of Visa and ID photos in Croydon, we pride ourselves on our flexibility and our ability to adapt to meet your needs. It doesn’t matter what type of photo you need; we’ll compose your image in just the right way, so that you get a photograph that meets whatever criteria it needs to.