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| Updated on Nov 28, 2016

Ireland Passport / Visa Photo Requirements and Size

An Irish passport needs an official Irish passport photo. My Passport Photos offers an easy way to acquire a photo suitable for that purpose since we have experience with Irish passports and know the requirements particularly well. Our service is a perfect way to find out exactly what your photo needs to look like and to get it at your convenience.

If you’re going somewhere other than Ireland, check out to see if that country requires a visa as well. Since many visas can be arranged ahead of time using the internet, this is a valuable resource for international travelers who want to make sure their trips go smoothly.

Photo Specs

  • Size of visa photo: 35mm x 45mm
  • Color: Must be in color, black and white photos are not allowed
  • Position: Straight angle, look directly into the camera lense
  • Background: All white
  • Smile/Facial Expression: Neutral
  • Eyes: Open
  • Glasses: Only reading glasses
  • Headgear: None, only head coverings for religious reasons.
  • Quantity: Two (2) photos

The Ireland Passport Photo and Visa Photo Requirements, Rules, Guidelines, and specifications

My Passport Photos will send you a 100% compliant photo. See below guidelines to follow:

  • White background is required, you can stand against a wall or door
  • Look directly into the camera, face centered
  • Size: 35mm x 45mm
  • Do not wear a hat. Headgear only allowed for religious reasons
  • Avoid a flash glare on you glass lenses if using everyday wearing glasses
  • You need two (2) photographs

Rules and requirements for babies, infants, and newborns Passport and Visa photos

The Irish has standard rules for adults and children. If you need to take photos for a baby then check out these few guidelines and tips. One, the baby's eyes needs to be open so distract the baby with toys. Mothers recommend that you take your baby pictures after your baby has a good nap. That way your baby will be happy and wide awake. Two, a white background is a must. 
Three, if your baby is too little, then you try and can take the baby´s photo in their car seat.

Price and Cost

My Passport Photo prices are fair and start from $3.99 a photo. The best is that you can download the photo, choose home delivery, or pick up your photo at a local CVS, Walgreens or Walmart.
 How to get your Irish Visa Photographs Online with My Passport Photos? MyPassportPhotos app is available for iOS here and Android here

Tips to take good photo at home that will be 100% compliant:

  • Use white background, a door, wall or white fridge
  • Keep your face straight, eyes open
  • Maintain a neutral facial expression, try avoiding smiling, do not frown
  • Stand next to a window while taking your photo. That way you will get a lot of light
  • Don’t wear sunglasses or any other glasses that will cover your face unnecessarily

What you need to know before starting:

  • It takes only a few minutes to take a photo with our app
  • Select the country where you will use your visa picture as each country has different photo requirements
  • Use your smartphone (Android and iOS) or tablet
  • MyPassportPhotos service also give you the option to use a “photo editor” to edit your image, highly recommended
  • You can select home delivery, or choose Wal-Mart, CVS or Walgreens for next day pickup.

Best of all is that you can also take passport photos, so in case you need to renew your passport then take that photo with us. Select passport under “Photo Type” and if you need assistance then contact our 24 hour customer service via our online chat platform.

Traveling to Ireland is a must, buy your flight ticket today and get your visa.

Example of passport photos

Ireland Visa Photo Example


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