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28/06/2013 at 13:33
We've registered H today. Our holiday isn't until October but Mr R is a bit odd about these things and wants to get passport done asap.
do they really need their eyes open?
28/06/2013 at 13:42
No they don't need their eyes open or be facing the camera. We have done all ours by laying them on a white sheet and uploading to paspic. When paspic verify it it prob wont pass their checks but that's because the software can't recognise it's a baby and apply the exceptions!
28/06/2013 at 13:45
Oh great stuff. Will check it out. Cheers Morph.
When you off on your holidays?
28/06/2013 at 13:48
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28/06/2013 at 14:41
I took A to Jessops who took it and printed them out, was very easy. I think it cost £10.
He looks so more like Al Murray than he does 2 year old Alex though
28/06/2013 at 14:43
I took A to a photo shop when she was 3 weeks old to get someone to take the photo. The woman insisted she needed her eyes open even though she didn't so it took ages and A got quite pissy as you can imagine. Still it was better than trying to do it myself as the size of the photo has to be so exact.
28/06/2013 at 15:11
I took A when she was 6 days old to a local photographer that did passport photos. My H had his hand under her chin to hold her up, I put on a baby grow with a collar. She did have to have her eyes open, I wasn't taking any chances as we were booked for America when she was 6 weeks old.
28/06/2013 at 15:21
Zoe's was done when she was 2 weeks old by a local photographer. Charges £10 and guarantees they will be accepted.
28/06/2013 at 18:25
My daughter had her passport photo done this week.
I found this on the passport offices website:-
Children must be on their own in the picture. Babies must not be holding toys or using dummies.
If the child is under 5, they don’t have to be looking directly at the camera or have a neutral expression.
If the child is under 1, their eyes don’t have to be open. If their head is supported by a hand, the hand mustn’t be visible in the photo.
28/06/2013 at 18:45
I used paspic for both of mine, no problems either time. I just got the camera and kept shooting in the hope there was something at the end of it. Here is one of Jonah that didn't make the grade...!
28/06/2013 at 18:56
Aww, so cute!
28/06/2013 at 21:33
If you don't want to take it yourself Rusty the guy at Snappy Snaps in Windsor was lovely and fab with E :)
28/06/2013 at 22:29
I got photos taken at jessops when my daughter was about 10 weeks old, they guarantee it will pass passport regulations . You don't have to have a photo with their eyes open but I wanted that but she refused to co-operate. I was there over half an hour stripping her down, jangling keys but no, we had a passport photo with eyes closed.
29/06/2013 at 21:19
I took A to the post office to get his done at 6 weeks (we are on holiday at the moment, flew when he was 16 weeks). The man from the post office insisted that A had to have his eyes open so we were there ages, whilst he screamed the place down, balanced on a white box.
He does hav his eyes open, but his head is turned to the side, and it doesn't even look like him anymore!! Had no problems with getting the passport though.
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