NZ Passport Photos

Get Your Instant Passport/ID Photos For all Applications.

Visit your Hamilton’s Local since 1992 and have your NZ Passport/ID photographs taken and printed Instantly – we can give you printed passport photos to apply for a passport with the NZ passport application form. We also provide digital passport photos for your online passport application making your application faster. We check all digital NZ passport photos with online passport photo checker before sending to the customer to avoid any delay in the processing of their application.

Print Passport and ID Photos – With the consistent changes in the principles and guidelines in regards to visa/ID photographs around the world, you need an adaptable and dependable photo printing service which can adjust to the progressions as and when they happen. As passport and ID photos pros, Team Hazlewood vows to retake your photograph for nothing if your passport and ID photographs are ever dismissed. Please Check our store locations click here.

Check NZ Passport System Requirements, Click here.

Download NZ Passport application form here.

Your photograph must meet these prerequisites whether it is Digital passport photo or printed photo. It should be taken within the last 6 months.

International Passport Photos and Visa Photos

Team Hazelwood can take passport photographs and visas for any nation and know the guidelines that visa applications require. Try not to hazard your visa identification photograph dismissed for having inappropriate measurements or background. We can print an international passport and visa photographs in any size and any colour background. Our photographs are an exclusive requirement so we’ll ensure your passport or visa photographs adhere to new principles and guidelines. You can review your passport/visa photos to ensure you are happy with it before it is printed. In case you’re unsettled, we’ll take another for you. You can visit us at one of our stores.

Baby Passport Photos

Our Team have the experience to take a decent infant Passport photograph. Team Hazelwood has been taking baby photos for a long time in this way, we are accustomed to working with families and kids and have endless patience.

While you’re in the store getting your child passport photo, let us inspire and show you our photo printing services range from any little size to family photograph posters printed instantly in the store.

ID Photo Printing

As ID Photo Specialists, Team Hazelwood have experience in taking passport and ID photos and will ensure it passes the required regulations, or retake your photo for free.

Along with passport photographs, including baby passport photographs, we too take ID photos for confirmation of age Kiwi Access Card or 18+ Card and citizenship application forms, student cards, driving licences and firearm licence photos.
Our ID photos are taken while you wait and you can preview your photo before it is printed so you’re 100% fulfilled. In the event that you’re not cheerful, we are going to take another picture for you.

Please Download the Kiwi Access application form, click here.

Please Download NZ Citizen application form, click here.

Please Download NZ Firearms Licence application form, click here.

What is the requirement of NZ Passport Photo

Your photo must meet these requirements whether it is digital or paper. It needs to be taken within the last 6 months.

Technical requirements Click Here

For our NZ online passports system, the photo must be
  • a portrait photo with a 4:3 aspect ratio
  • in jpg or jpeg format
  • between 250KB and 10MB
  • between 900 and 4500 pixels wide and 1200 and 6000 pixels high

Scanned photos are not acceptable for our Online Passport Service.

For paper photos you will need:

  • 2 identical photos, printed on photo quality paper
  • 35mm x 45mm in dimension

No background shadow or uneven lighting on the face

Stand slightly away from the background.

Ensure that the light source is balanced, natural lighting is best.

True Likeness

The image must be a true likeness and not be altered or distorted in any way.

Have someone else take the photo, and ensure the camera is:

  • 1.5m back from the face
  • At eye level

If the camera is too close to the face, the nose and forehead may appear larger and the ears less visible.

A strong contrast between image and background

Use a plain, light-coloured background that is not white and does not contain objects or other people.

The gap around the head

Your head must be centred with a clear gap around the sides and top of the head.

It helps if you can show part of the shoulders or the upper chest.

Face in full view

Face front on to the camera.

Hair should be off the eyes and sides of the face.

Eyes are clearly visible

You can wear glasses in your photo.

  • They cannot be sunglasses, tinted or thick-framed.
  • There can be no glare or flash reflection on the lenses.

There must be a clear gap between your eyes and the frames.

Neutral expression

Have a neutral expression with the mouth closed.

No Hats, hoods, headbands or headscarves

No head covering or headband should be worn in the photo, unless you must wear either for religious or medical reasons.

In this case you will need an endorsement in your passport.


No selfies as it can distort the face.

For babies

We recommend you lay the baby flat on a plain coloured sheet, that has been firmly fixed to a base or the floor.

The photo should be taken above the baby with them facing front on with their eyes open, face in full view and no objects or people in the background.

  • Stand slightly away from the background. 

    No background shadow or uneven lighting on the face

  • Ensure that the light source is balanced, natural lighting is best.

How much are Passport Photos?

We will provide you set of up to Eight high resolution, full-colour photos printed on one sheet of high-quality paper or emailed straight to your inbox costs $20. If you want both sorts for $25. The number of photographs printed will depend on the country’s photo measure requirements.

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