Print your own passport photos for 25p at Boots
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Print your own passport photos for 25p at Boots

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Found 3rd Mar
This is not a new thing and has been posted in the past. I thought it was a good reminder for those new to HUKD or didn't come across the post.

Take your photo and upload it to

idphoto4you.com (prints 6 photos)

Copy onto a USB stick and take to your nearest Boots, print 6x4'' for same day collection @ 25p or 11p for standard collect in store.

You can scan the photo online but prefer to order in store for higher quality results.

Guidelines for producing photographs for United Kingdom passports.

I have recently used this method for renewing 4 passports in our household, just make sure you follow the guidelines properly.
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Good for those that need it endorsed, otherwise not much point, considering if you have already taken the picture yourself you can just upload direct on the passport website and apply.
cecilmcroberts13 m ago

Good for those that need it endorsed, otherwise not much point, …Good for those that need it endorsed, otherwise not much point, considering if you have already taken the picture yourself you can just upload direct on the passport website and apply.


Yes. Really easy to just upload your own photo once you choose the one your wife thinks she looks best in
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Good for those that need it endorsed, otherwise not much point, considering if you have already taken the picture yourself you can just upload direct on the passport website and apply.
Great deal! First I have heard of this! Thanks for sharing!
thanks
Brilliant
cecilmcroberts13 m ago

Good for those that need it endorsed, otherwise not much point, …Good for those that need it endorsed, otherwise not much point, considering if you have already taken the picture yourself you can just upload direct on the passport website and apply.


Yes. Really easy to just upload your own photo once you choose the one your wife thinks she looks best in
Is that how it goes now for online passport applications, the picture gets uploaded onto there site? Cecilmcroberts im looking to renew my passport and sons
Recently done it for my 1.5 year child. Done passport without any problem at all
Don't you need a passport photo signing though?
dawnybaybee10 m ago

Is that how it goes now for online passport applications, the picture gets …Is that how it goes now for online passport applications, the picture gets uploaded onto there site? Cecilmcroberts im looking to renew my passport and sons



As part of the online process now you just upload your photo. Afraid though for my renewal they told me I had to get mine endorsed then you gota go down the old fashioned way lol. Also if you doing driving licence they can use your passport photo (you just enter your passport number) and you don't even need another (though not yet for us ones in N.Ireland!)

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Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 3rd Mar
i see, thanks
Uploading photos is only for renewals.

Applications for first passports still need the photo sending in.
Thanks
I have a template on my laptop to do this. I can get 8 pics onto the ones I've had printed. Super cheap way to get passport/ID pics.
loofer38 m ago

Uploading photos is only for renewals.Applications for first passports …Uploading photos is only for renewals.Applications for first passports still need the photo sending in.


You have to send in physical photos quite often for kids as well, even though they don't need endorsing after the first time if they are still recognisable. Online application, I mean.

Recently:

#1 son made transition to adult passport, ie 12YO--->17YO (still recognisable)
#2 son 10YO--->15YO (still recognisable)

Ie you say still recognisable, the Passport Office thinks: OK, but 5 years is a long time in teen years, so we need new ID, therefore can't use image from last time. Good not to have to get new endorsement so I recommend you follow this example if you are renewing kids' passports. Plus the 17YO's old passport hadn't worked for a couple of years in the electronic passport booths at LHR Immigration so presumably wasn't recognising him.

All very painless (apart from cost of proper photos getting done, £7 each) and 2 new passports took well under 10 days in January
Edited by: "luvsadealdealdeal" 3rd Mar
loofer1 h, 4 m ago

Uploading photos is only for renewals.Applications for first passports …Uploading photos is only for renewals.Applications for first passports still need the photo sending in.



loofer1 h, 4 m ago

Uploading photos is only for renewals.Applications for first passports …Uploading photos is only for renewals.Applications for first passports still need the photo sending in.


Hence the "Good for those that need it endorsed".
Thankyou , didn’t no about this x
thanks looking to re new passports before end of Miarch when price goes up ?? if i can ??? upload from phone or need pics to send in ? thanks
Thank OP - will give this ago!
Is the quality any good?
Thanks for this
Also good if applying for a visa which doesn’t let you upload photos!
I just printed mine off on glossy photo paper and cut them to size last time. That was about 3 years ago. Accepted them no problem.
walsall1231 h, 5 m ago

Is the quality any good?


Yes quite good and fulfils the requirement
Yes, no need for this any more. The new Gov Passport site is actually amazing. Take your own photo, upload it and it will assess it as to whether it's likely to be acceptable.. If it's not, you can delete that one and try again. They give really good guidelines how to take an acceptable pic too.

A million miles better than the old system and I received mine in 5 days. Don't waste a penny in booths if you have a half decent camera on your phone.
Edited by: "shakeyjake66" 5th Mar
Balls just paid £5
Rather get proper ones done in a kiosk. Much better quality and quicker.

No vote given.

Thanks for your posting anyway.
walsall1233 h, 32 m ago

Is the quality any good?



No, it's quite grainy.

Use the kiosks, much sharper..
Did this for my kid last year and had passport. Worked like charm
walsall1234 h, 25 m ago

Is the quality any good?


Used them a few times for passport/visa pics etc. Never had a photo rejected but the printed colours always look dark/too much contrast to me.
Edited by: "mrkang80" 3rd Mar
I did this. I think it cost me 40p. My wife and I got 3 photos each (3+3=6). Totally worth it. It is also the first time in life I like how I look in the photo.
I just had a look at the guidelines and have no idea how i will tell if my head is big enough / too big for the photo as I cant measure it on my phone
Firemountain1 h, 2 m ago

sounds good my ten year has epired and needs renewed


Sorry to hear this sad news
shakeyjake666 h, 47 m ago

Yes, no need for this any more. The new Gov Passport site is actually …Yes, no need for this any more. The new Gov Passport site is actually amazing. Take your own photo and it will assess it as to whether it's likely to be acceptable.. A million miles better than the old system and I received mine in 5 days. Don't waste a penny in booths if you have a half decent camera on your phone.


Unfortunately you can only do the online renewal if you take a picture with a plain white wall in the background.
So you upload it to that site? Then copy it to USB then take it to boots? Confused
shakeyjake669 h, 20 m ago

Yes, no need for this any more.


Codswallop as a large number of people still need to produce physical photos, myself recently for both my teenage sons - see above
shakeyjake6610 h, 9 m ago

Yes, no need for this any more. The new Gov Passport site is actually …Yes, no need for this any more. The new Gov Passport site is actually amazing. Take your own photo and it will assess it as to whether it's likely to be acceptable.. A million miles better than the old system and I received mine in 5 days. Don't waste a penny in booths if you have a half decent camera on your phone.

Hi I’m just in process of renewing mine. Can I do the whole application online and do they have a check and send service like post office? Did u do fast track or normal as 5 days is really fast. Thanks
Have done all ours using this method over the years. There are a number of websites that can produce the correct size photo for passport etc.
liyare9 m ago

Hi I’m just in process of renewing mine. Can I do the whole application o …Hi I’m just in process of renewing mine. Can I do the whole application online and do they have a check and send service like post office? Did u do fast track or normal as 5 days is really fast. Thanks


yes if it's a renewal - no need for check & send as you can't finish & send online if you haven't filled in all the boxes, there's very little to go wrong if you are still recognisable from one set of photos to another, just get the photos right if you have to refresh those & upload, if you can re-use last time's photos then there's almost nothing that can go wrong

if you are slightly nervous you could go get a new set of photos done by a professional (ie in the high street) to exactly meet Passport Office requirements - mine cost £7 - this is still cheaper than Post Office check & send plus useful for other photo ID needs that may arise - just upload them from USB etc

5-10 days is normal turnaround this time of year
Thanks for this , for kids passports you need to send a physical image in. Boots photobooth wanted £6 for 4x images and a photography shop wanted £9 for 4x images.


25p for 6x images is spot on .. and I will be going down today! Thanks!!
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