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8 x Passport Photos - £1.99 + £1.49 Postage + 40 Free Prints + 50p Quidco @ Photobox
8 x Passport Photos - £1.99 + £1.49 Postage + 40 Free Prints + 50p Quidco @ Photobox

8 x Passport Photos - £1.99 + £1.49 Postage + 40 Free Prints + 50p Quidco @ Photobox

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Thought this might be useful for anyone renewing their passport for the summer, or any other forms that require passport photos!

I was replacing my lost driver's licence so needed to take some new passport photos; however I was gobsmacked when I went to the photo booth in town to find that it costs £5 (yes FIVE POUNDS) for a measly 4 photos.

Order your passport photos on photobox.co.uk, however and you get the following:

- 8 photos (twice as many as in photobooths!)
- Pay £1.99 (less than half the price!)
- Better looking photo (let's face it, photobooths always manage to make you look like a serial killer. Use your own digital camera at home as much as you like until you get the perfect pose)
- 40 free prints and 50p Quidco (new customers only)
- Existing customers get 5% cashback on Quidco

* There is a £1.49 delivery charge, but it's worth it to have 8 x photos, plus 40 free prints.
** Remember to stick to the guidelines if renewing important documents such as passports or driving licenses, e.g. having a light background and not having any facial adornments!

Hope this helps someone

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Original Poster

Ha, you're not supposed to have anything on your head (such as hats) either, but apparently it's fine if you have something on religious grounds. Not sure if a full on veil like this counts though X)

You can cover your head for religious or medical reasons, but veils are not allowed. Your face should be clearly visible; no hair over eyes, etc. They don't even allow glasses anymore.

Thanks.

supermod

Changed the deal pic so something relating to the actual posted deal, thanks

[img]assets.photobox.com/ass…jpg?1279194608[/img]

Thanks, I've been needing to get some passport photos for a few weeks now.

Cheers.

sigma

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BOOOOO!

Original Poster

martyj999

BOOOOO!



Lol, fair enough. Wonder if it wasn't PC enough??

sillybb5354

Lol, fair enough. Wonder if it wasn't PC enough??



Can I have my heat back then, only voted hot for the pic

Original Poster

martyj999

Can I have my heat back then, only voted hot for the pic



Haha, here it is in all its glory

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Edited by: "sillybb5354" 4th Apr 2011

NANNY STATE!!!!!!!
Edited by moderator: "Apr 04, 2011 15:30" 4th Apr 2011

Lame Mod deletions going on.

Cold for this, you can get it for free

Original Poster

terencetcf

Cold for this, you can get it for free



care to elaborate.......?

EDIT:
Never mind I've seen the link (didn't notice it earlier).
Fair enough but all photo prints would be free under your argument.
Remember though that photos must be sharp and clear and printed on good quality photo paper. Good for people who already own these materials perhaps, but personally my printer is rubbish and photo paper is expensive, so it makes sense for me to have it professionally done for a few quid, as well as get 40 free photos too.
Edited by: "sillybb5354" 4th Apr 2011

Not free, but last time I needed some, I did it with epassportphoto (as pointed out by oscar33 above).

That way you get 49 photos plus your passport photos for just the price of P&P via companies like photobox with their 50 free photo deals. Plus they are printed on proper photo paper, so no problems with them being rejected.

In the small version of that pic, it looked like a series of 8 penises.

It cost me £5 for 5 at one of those booths and I didn't even like the photo, this is a much better deal.

Just to let people know, I have just had to renew my passport and sent it out with a new passport application. I refused to pay the Post Office check service of £8 each.

I did pay £5 for Special Delivery. Both passports were completed and landed on my doorstep in about 9 days. Amazingly quick.

So save some money and don't bother with the postoffice check service (especially as they are prone to errors and getting the £8 refund seems to be a pain from what people have written)

I thought I had printed my last lot of photos perfectly last time around but they got rejected. I think because there was a tiny bit of red-eye, and even if they had been printed by professionals this would still have been a problem.

Original Poster

unclecuddles

I thought I had printed my last lot of photos perfectly last time around … I thought I had printed my last lot of photos perfectly last time around but they got rejected. I think because there was a tiny bit of red-eye, and even if they had been printed by professionals this would still have been a problem.



that's true they don't allow red eye, but you can remove that on most photo printing websites anyway

Is it worth the risk getting an expensive passport application rejected? No, voted cold

direct.gov.uk/en/…152

paul.jacobs

Is it worth the risk getting an expensive passport application rejected? … Is it worth the risk getting an expensive passport application rejected? No, voted cold[url=http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Passports/Applicationinformation/DG_174152]http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Passports/Applicationinformation/DG_174152[/url]



Good point, but I needed passport sized photos for something other than a passport so this would have been perfect for me.

Why not just take a photo of yourself and take it along to one of those instant photo shops/kiosks where you can have it made into 4 passport type ones? I've done it myself on their machine & it cost me just 19p. Accepted by Passport office & DVLA. I did it for hubby - no problems. Unfortunately I let the PO take mine as didn't think of doing this at the time & passport had nearly expired so neede fast for a planned trip. I have ended up with the worst photo ever taken of me on my passport - roll on another 3.5 years when I can finally replace it.

Asda print passport sized photos at 64p for 8

sickly sweet

Good point, but I needed passport sized photos for something other than a … Good point, but I needed passport sized photos for something other than a passport so this would have been perfect for me.



Indeed, I know an Indian mate applying for extension visa during study but declined due to the inappropriate photo. He ended up being sent home before graduation and thus no degree. Sometime you just cannot risk save the few quids.

thanks for the tips here,sadly paid 2*£5 at the kiosks for my kids new pictures as after a google search i found nothing on passport photos, so i have now saved the links for next time.



Rather an ironic picture as if you submitted this picture as your passport photo it would be rejected - the eyes have to be horizontal.

And if you think £5 is expensive, our shop charges £10.40 - although it is a guaranteed service (we take them again if they are rejected)
sigma

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terencetcf

Cold for this, you can get it for free


But you have to use your own camera and your own 'studio' - and therefore get a high chance of rejection for wrong colour background, red eye, eyes not level, etc etc

The amount of people we see (sent to us by the Post Office) whos photos have been rejected is amazing. All that wasted money!

eikito

. They don't even allow glasses anymore.



Pardon? Specs permitted if not tinted

# be taken with your eyes open and clearly visible (no sunglasses or … # be taken with your eyes open and clearly visible (no sunglasses or tinted glasses and no hair across your eyes)# be free from reflection or glare on your glasses, and the frames must not cover your eyes - the Identity and Passport Service (IPS) recommends that, if possible, you remove your glasses

Original Poster

oneeyedvic

But you have to use your own camera and your own 'studio' - and therefore … But you have to use your own camera and your own 'studio' - and therefore get a high chance of rejection for wrong colour background, red eye, eyes not level, etc etcThe amount of people we see (sent to us by the Post Office) whos photos have been rejected is amazing. All that wasted money!



All very true once again, but I did it without a 'studio' and my photos adhere to all of the conditions. I simply stood in front of a cream coloured curtain on a sunny day and made sure I did all the correct things (neutral face, nothing blocking eyes, etc).

Also, someone may use this service for something other than passports, e.g. driving licence, buss pass, oyster card, etc etc.

I think it depends entirely on the individual whether they take the steps to ensure that the photo is at an acceptable quality, it doesn't depend on the price or whether photobox/photobooths print the picture. I see what you're saying though, passports are expensive stuff.

thanks for this as i need a couple of pics for a membership card.
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