Service Update: We currently have a good service operating Updated: 5th April 2024

Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm 

Friday 9am to 1pm, 2.30 to 4pm*

Suite 115 St Vincent House

30 Orange Street

London WC2H 7HH

Tel: 020 7459 4801

Mobile: 07950 753 646


Instant Approved Passport & Visa Photos

There’s a reason embassies across London trust us. They’ve been sending customers our way for over 15 years. Why? Because we understand their meticulous biometric and other photo requirements and ensure your passport and visa success every time.

Dominic La Spina
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Deadset legend. Needed passport photos sorted ASAP and he got the job done in no time at all. Was really friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend and would use again
Theodora Chytoudi
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Excellent service!!! Sam really took the time to create the perfect photo. Looking forward to come back again.
Rohan Bishayee
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Sam and his work is truly phenomenal. He's not just a brilliant photographer but his interpersonal skills are the best too. Sam will help you with your passport photos, any personal photo requests and just make it the best experience that you can have in a photo studio. 100% recommended. You won't go wrong with this.
Greg Dunbar
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Awesome service. I needed a professional corporate portrait done quickly. I was in and out in 10 minutes, but Sam took me through a bunch of options and was set up ready to go. Results delivered the same day including touch ups on photoshop. Brilliant. Exactly what I wanted.
Jonathan Cramman
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Absolutely fantastic, Sam, who was excellent from start to finish, knew exactly what specs I needed for my picture. I was In and out in 5 minutes with two pictures, great value for money and a receipt in my email. Will be using them for all future passport/visa photos as so professional and efficient.
Samantha Lambert
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Sam was a total legend. Not only saved my day by successfully taking my Australian passport photo, which was accepted straight away, unlike the ones I had done the day before elsewhere. But he was also incredibly kind and helpful, giving me some great tips. Thank you Sam, was a pleasure to meet you


At ID Photoshop, we understand the importance of having the right passport or visa photo. That’s why we provide instant digital photos that meet the up-to-date requirements of embassies and high commissions. Our studio is equipped with professional cameras and equipment to ensure the highest quality photos. We are located in a central location for your convenience and offer fast and affordable service with guaranteed approval.

Photo Standards & Pricing

35 x 45mm print standard – from £16* for a set of 4 photos

Includes the vast majority of European & African countries including UK, Ireland, Germany and France, as well as Japan, Philippines, South Korea & Australia 

* this price varies as a result of additional requirements specified by certain countries

50 x 50mm print standard – £22 for a set of 2 photos

Includes USA & India

50 x 70mm print standard – £20* for a set of 2 photos

*inclusive of the official ID Photoshop stamp as required by Canada

33 x 48mm print standard – £26 for a set of 2 photos

Primarily use for Chinese Visa applications

Official digital standards – from £20

Each country has determined its own official digital standard and no two countries are the same in this respect. As a result, some countries’ requirements are more onerous than others and prices for digital standards can therefore vary significantly

Baby ID Photography (including older children who are unable to follow instructions) – from £30

We understand the challenges of taking compliant ID photos for babies and young children and we have a proven track record of getting these right

Bespoke & Non standard sizes

We can produce ID photos of any size including non-standard sizes like the Romanian ID card (30 x 47mm). Please ensure you advise us of the specifications you require.

Find Us

ID Photoshop

Suite 115 St Vincent House

30 Orange Street

London WC2H 7HH


Tel: 020 7459 4801

WhatsApp/Mobile: 07950 754 646



We may be able to accommodate you outside of our normal hours by appointment – Please contact us to make enquiries

On Fridays only we close at lunchtime between 1 and 2.30pm


Biometric face recognition works by using a computer to analyze your facial structure. Face recognition software uses nodal points to take measurements, including the distances between key characteristics such as eyes, nose and mouth, angles of key features such as the jaw and forehead, and lengths of various portions of the face. Using all of this information, the program creates a unique template incorporating all of the numerical data. This template may then be compared to enormous databases of facial images to identify the subject.

This technology is used at airports across the world, with each country using their own pre-programmed criteria to set the standard for their passport and/or visa photos. If a photo fails to meet the criteria the facial recognition software will reject the photo causing inconvenience and delay going through international checkpoints.

Some of the typical reasons photos are rejected include:

  • Non-neutral expression eg smiling or frowning
  • Shadows on the face
  • Mouth open
  • Large foreign objects such as jewellery and/or glasses

The ID Photoshop guarantees that the photo will meet all of the technical criteria stated in the official photo regulations guide for a specified country/institution/company. If your photo is rejected, please provide reasons for the rejection, evidence of the same and the full set of the rejected photos and we will retake the photo or give you your money back.

The guarantee is only valid if you rely on our experience and follow any specific advice we give you. If you choose, for example, to ignore our advice to remove your glasses and the photos subsequently get rejected, those photos will not be covered by our guarantee and you will need to pay again for a new set of photos.

The guarantee does not cover non-technical requirements and we will not, for example, offer a replacement photo/refund because the photo is not to your personal liking or because an item of clothing is out of place. Naturally, we try to ensure that you are satisfied with such things when we take the original photo.

We operate a walk-in service during our normal opening hours so there is no need to book an appointment. If you are running on a tight schedule we will do everything we can do accomodate you, including advising you on quiet periods and out of hours options (please note, there may be additional costs associated with these arrangements).

Passport/visa photo regulations are like any other rules, regulation or laws determined by individual nation states. It is for this same reason that different countries have different rules/laws relating to traffic control or crime. Unfortunately, we have no control over this aspect of passport photos but we are able to ensure that the photos we take meet your specified standards.

This is advisable, and not just for your own peace of mind. There is often misinformation out there from non-official sources and we have also seen a lack of clarity from official sources too. It is always useful to be able to double check an specific requirements.

Each country has determined its own official digital standard and no two countries are the same in this respect. As a result, some countries’ requirements are more onerous than others and prices for digital standards can therefore vary significantly

Countries across the world are increasingly adopting digital standard photographs which have similar but different considerations to printed ones. Measurements, for example, are in pixels rather than millimeters and the digital file size has to be within certain parameters. Configuring these photos therefore requires additional time and care. In addition to this, to ensure the security of your biodata and to meet GDPR rules we give your digital photos to you through a secure web link, which comes at an additional cost.

The number of photos you will get will again depend on the specified photo standard – we will give you at least the number of photos required by the standard. Please note, however, that some standards only come in a set of 2 photos.

You may purchase additional sets in the same denomination as the original set.

We usually succeed at ensuring our clients are in and out of the studio with their photos within 10 minutes. Please account for slightly longer during peak periods.

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