Australian Passport Photo App: How to take the photo at home

As the Australian passport carries considerable weight on the global stage, it is essential to ensure that your passport photo meets the outlined requirements. In this article, we will show you how to obtain a professional passport photo conveniently and efficiently with a reliable tool: 7ID Photo App.

Australian Passport Photo App

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The 7ID App is a user-friendly app tailored to crafting, modifying, and transforming ID photos on iPhone and Android phones. For $2 per month (with potential minor regional variations), you can unlock boundless access to the features listed below.

Take a selfie with phone
Confirm your choice of the source photo
Select the background

Instantly Crop Your Photo to Australian passport photo size

The required Australian passport-size photo must be at least 45 mm x 35 mm or larger to be accepted. When applying for an Australian passport online, the digital photo format must fall between 600 and 1200 pixels. The 7ID App offers instant adjustment of images to these dimensions, as well as to any country’s passport photo size.

The 7ID Passport Photo Editor will correct the head size and eye line as required. This app considers all the specific dimensions for different countries once you select the preferred country and document.

Replace the Background with a Plain White

ID photos, including those for Australian passports, usually require a light background. To change the background of your passport photo to white, use the slider in 7ID and move it to the left. A photo taken on a plain background works best with the free version of the tool. For photos on any backdrop, our expert tool is recommended.

Prepare the Picture for Printing

7ID provides a free print template for passport photos in two variations:

Expert Passport Photo Editor Benefits

For such vital documents as passport, driver's license, American or European visa, DV lottery, etc., we recommend using our expert photo editing feature. Here is why:

Australian passport photo example

Australian passport photo example

Get the most out of the 7ID app!

The 7ID app is available for Android or iOS.

Where Can I Get my Passport photo taken?

Are you looking for a place to take your Australian passport photo? Let's explore some standard options:

An alternative and easy solution is to take your passport photo at home, just with your smartphone.

How to Take a Good Passport Photo with a Phone?

The convenience and flexibility of taking passport photos at home using only a smartphone is undeniable. Not only can you save time and money, but you can also maximise convenience and control the quality of the result.

Here are some tips for taking a perfect photo with your phone:

Lighting: Natural light is ideal; consider shooting near a bright window in daylight. Avoid harsh or direct flash, which can create unwanted shadows and glare. If the natural light is too strong, diffuse it with a translucent curtain. If you don't have enough natural light, use artificial lighting. Place two lights at about eye level on either side of your face to minimise shadows. Soften harsh light with white sheets.

Background: The 7ID app can change the background of your photo to plain white as needed. However, for the basic version of 7ID, we recommend a solid colour background to ensure that the background change is more accurate.

Camera positioning: Have someone else take the photo or use a tripod / place your phone on a solid surface for stability. Position the camera at eye level.

Pose: Keep your pose natural and relaxed. Face the camera with your shoulders straight, and make sure your entire face is visible without any obstructions such as hats or sunglasses. Maintain a neutral expression with your mouth closed and eyes open.

Dress code: Dress appropriately and avoid clothing that blends into the background. A simple outfit that contrasts with the backdrop is best.

Where to Print a Passport Photo in Australia?

If you're using 7ID to create your passport photo, the platform will provide a template containing four copies of your picture ready for printing.

To print an Australian passport photo at home, you will need a color printer and high-quality photo paper that measures 10×15 cm (4×6 inches) (at least 200 gsm and glossy). Just find the template on your computer, set your printer to the paper size, and print.

Don't have a printer? No problem. Many retail stores offer inexpensive printing services. You can also order prints online using the printable templates provided by 7ID. Here's how to do this, using Officeworks passport photo printing service as an example:

  1. Go to the Officeworks Photos website
  2. Navigate to the Prints and copy category and select a 10×15 cm (4×6 inches) digital photo print
  3. Upload the image file from 7ID with four individual pictures.
  4. Choose glossy paper for printing
  5. Pay as little as AUD $0.10 and select the nearest store for pick-up!

You can also order your photo prints through passport photo Kmart:

  1. Go to the Kmart's online photo service:
  2. Simply select the 4×6 inches (10×15 cm) print size on the Prints page
  3. Upload your photo
  4. Pay for the service AUD $0.10
  5. Pick it up at the store when it's ready (next-day pickup available) or opt for delivery in 8 to 14 business days.
Printing a passport photo at Kmart

Printing a passport photo at Kmart

How to Sign a Passport Photo and Who Can Be a Guarantor?

Unless you're eligible for an Australian passport renewal, you will need a referee or a guarantor.

If you apply online while living in Australia, you will need a referee. A referee doesn't have to sign anything but should be ready to confirm your identity if contacted.

If you apply in-person while in Australia, you'll need a guarantor to sign section 11 of your application form. Your sponsor must also certify the back of a passport photo by writing “This is a true photo of [your full name]” and signing it in black ink.

Your guarantor or referee should:

Your application will require the following details of your guarantor or referee:

Australia Passport Photo Requirements Checklist

For your passport photo to meet the passport photo requirements Australia, please follow the instructions below:

Please note that if your photos do not meet the photo or head size requirements, or do not meet the additional requirements listed above, your application will be rejected and returned. So don't forget to use our specialized and free 7ID app, which guarantees that all the important details will be handled!

Not Only a Passport Photo Maker! Unlock All the Features of 7ID

Multi-functionality: Apart from guiding passport photo sizes, the 7ID App meets various ID photo requirements and lets you work with QR codes, barcodes, digital signatures, and PINs.

QR and Barcode Organizer: This free feature allows you to store all your access codes, discount coupon barcodes, and vCards in one accessible place that doesn't need Internet access.

PIN Code Safekeeper: Another free feature that securely keeps all your credit card PINs, digital lock codes, and passwords in a single safe location.

E-Signature: This free feature lets you quickly and easily add digital signatures to documents, including PDFs and Word files.

The 7ID app serves as a one-stop solution for obtaining a compliant Australian passport photo. With a focus on high quality, accuracy, and efficiency, its features guarantee a professional result!

Download the 7ID app now for Android or iOS.

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