As digital nomads, we’re always on the move, traveling to different countries for work or leisure. And one thing we can’t leave home without is a valid passport. But before you can get your hands on one of those little books, you’ll need a passport photo!
A passport photo is a specific type of photograph that meets certain guidelines set by the government. It’s used to verify that the person in the passport is the same person as the one applying for it, and helps border officials quickly and easily identify the passport holder.
Passport photo requirements
- Passport photos must be a recent, passport-style headshot, taken against a plain white or off-white background.
- The photo must be in color, clear and of good quality.
- The subject should be facing the camera, with a neutral expression and closed mouth.
- Both ears must be showing, and eyes must be open and visible.
- Glasses, hats, or other head coverings are not allowed, unless worn for religious or medical reasons.
Where can I get my passport photo taken?
I went to one in Las Arenas mall. Great service, cheap price. They make based on your intended use. Different countries and different IDs have different requirements.
There’s a photobooth at the underground bus station in Santa Catalina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
In Maspalomas, go to Maspacolor. It just takes five minutes and it cost only €5,50.
Don’t forget that your passport photo must meet all the guidelines set by the government to ensure your passport application is processed smoothly. So, head over to one of these spots and get your passport photo taken, so you can start planning your next adventure!
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