It can be exhilarating to travel to New Zealand from abroad. It also necessitates much planning in advance. Your New Zealand passport is among the most crucial materials you'll need for your trip. Of course, you'll also need to get your New Zealand passport photo done in order to have your passport ready. Oops! Don’t you have a legally compliant Passport photo? Don’t worry we got your back. But first and foremost have a quick look at the requirements that your passport image must match.
A photo that is either overexposed, underexposed, or has many shadows is nearly always a no-no.
The background and your head should stand out sharply from each other.
The photo must have been taken in the past six months.
Passport Image Size
The size must be 35mm by 45mm. The image should be at least 900x1200 and no more than 4500x6000.
The head should take up 80% of the image. 32mm-36mm. centred while addressing the camera.
The quality of your printed photos
be photographed against a plain light grey or cream background.
be printed with high quality, such as by a studio or photo booth (home printing of photos is unlikely to yield results of sufficient quality);
clear and in focus
in colour on plain white photographic paper with no border
without any creases or tears
unmarked on both sides (unless a photo needs to be countersigned)
unaltered by computer software
You must be:
Glasses can be worn, however, tinted or glare lenses are not permitted.
Men, you may have a beard if it's a normal appearance. Don't grow one just for the photograph.
Make certain that your head is level and towards the camera.
Your shoulders' tops must be visible in the picture.
Make sure to print the pictures on glossy, high-quality photo paper. Matte is rejected.
Photos of babies and children
Infants can be challenging to photograph, but they must still be looking straightforward, with their eyes open, and without a smile.
Nobody with a child or infant is allowed to appear in the picture.
Use a light-coloured background when photographing a baby on the ground or in a car seat. In the picture, there cannot be any toys, pacifiers, bottles, etc.
The child's face must take up 80% of the image, with spaces left unoccupied on the sides and top.
Note: When uploading your images for your application,
you need to attach 2 identical photos.
make sure that they are: not grouped together, or associated with your application form. The images must be let loose.
Note : The requirements are subject to change. Please check the government's official website for the most recent regulations.