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If you need a Hong Kong passport photo or visa photo, then Reload Internet is a passport photo studio based in Paddington and is the place to come.

We know all the necessary requirements requested by the Embassy of Hong Kong, and have the high-grade equipment that is necessary to take photos which are guaranteed to be accepted with your Hong Kong passport or visa application. We’ll even print them out for you straight after they are taken, as we know that your time is valuable.

Get your Hong Kong Passport Photo in 2 ways

Option 1: Visit us at our store in Paddington

When you pop into our store in Paddington, we will take a photo of you while you wait.

Option 2: Hong Kong Passport photo by Post

Take a photo of yourself against a white wall at home like the image below & upload it to us, and we will post it to you with next day delivery.

Photo Guide

Upload your photo to us here



Alternative Upload link if you have problems above


We can take your Hong Kong Passport Photo in-store OR we can post it to you with fast delivery. Just upload a photo of yourself and let us do the rest!


We are open every day of the week at Reload Internet, from early morning until late evening, so you can come at a time that suits you to have your Hong Kong passport photo or visa photo taken. Our staff will provide you with a set of 4 photographs, at an affordable price, that meet all of the specifications stated by the Embassy.

Watch our video below to see how quickly we can produce your Hong Kong passport and visa photographs, or to learn more information regarding the requirements:

hong kong passport photo

If you want your application to be accepted the first time round, then you need to meet the strict requirements set by the Hong Kong Embassy. Plenty of people find that photos they have taken themselves, or even ones taken in a photo booth, are rejected due to a large variance of errors, including lighting, background, head size, biometric data, etc. – when you come to Reload Internet, we guarantee that the Hong Kong passport photo or visa photo that you receive from us will pass at the Embassy.

Getting your Hong Kong visa or passport photos taken professionally ensures there are no delays to your application in regards to photo error, and that when you are using your Hong Kong passport/visa, travelling goes smoothly.

You will need recent photos for your Hong Kong visa or passport application – any photos that are over six months old will be rejected. There are also numerous other guidelines to follow, which we have listed below.

Hong Kong Passport Photo Requirements

  • Hong Kong passport photos need to measure 40mm (width) X 50mm (height)
  • The photograph should have a plain white background.
  • The size from chin to crown for the person in the photograph should be 32mm to 36mm. There should be sufficient headroom.
  • The photograph should show your full frontal face with clear facial features.

Hong Kong Passport photo requirements image attached below

Hong Kong passport photo

  • Photos must be as recent as possible- if they were not taken in the last six months, they will likely be rejected
  • Photos that you have taken yourself, or which were taken in a photo booth, will often be rejected for not meeting one or more of the requirements.
  • Photos have to be taken against a white background, and no shadows may be visible in the picture (both on the applicant and the backdrop)
  • When the photo is printed, your head should measure between 32mm and 36mm
  • You must look straight at the camera in the photo, and maintain a neutral expression. You also need to keep your head and eye line level with the lens.
  • Religious and medical headwear is permitted so long as it does not obstruct any part of your face.
  • If you wear glasses we recommend you remove them. If you must wear glasses please ensure that your eyes are not covered by the lenses or frames, and that there are no reflections on the lenses.
  • Men should note that long hair and earrings are prohibited in your Hong Kong passport photo or visa photo.
  • Photos must not be altered after they are taken – they must already have an acceptable level of brightness and contrast

The photos themselves need to be printed on high-quality white paper, which we will do for you here at Reload Internet in Paddington, London.

If you want to get your application accepted the first time, then come to Reload Internet and let us take care of your Hong Kong passport photo or visa photo for you.

We receive all of our specifications from the Embassy of Hong Kong’s guidelines on passport and visa photographs, which can be found here

Hong Kong Digital Passport Photo Requirements / dimensions

Hong Kong Digital Passport Photo Requirements are among some of the strictest in the World. The only acceptable file format for digital photograph submitted through the Internet and/or the mobile app of the Immigration Department are as follows:

  • Hong Kong Digital Passport Photo Image size dimensions should be: 1200 pixels (W) x 1600 pixels (H)
  • Hong Kong Printed Photograph size: 40 mm(W) x 50 mm(H)
  • If this is is to be a Digital version than it must be 600dpi
  • Image type: JPEG
  • File size: 5MB or below

Sample Image of Hong Kong Digital Passport Photo Dimensions

Hong Kong Digital Passport Photo Dimensions

This information is applicable for passport applications only.

We at Reload Internet can take your digital Hong Kong passport photo and the Hong Kong digital passport photo specs are 1200×1600 pixels.

Our team will ensure the specifications are met as per the Hong Kong Authority. Just pop to our store in Paddington and with minimum waiting time your digital version with the precise pixels will be ready.

We can meet any digital specification for any country.

China Passport photo

Even though China and Hong Kong share similarities, most importantly that both Countries share the President of China as their chief of state, perhaps the most significant difference between mainland China and Hong Kong is that the mainland is communist and controlled by a single party while Hong Kong has a limited democracy. Even the china passport photo specification are surprisingly different between both countries. Please check them out here.

Hong Kong Digital Visa Photo specifications

  • The Hong Kong digital visa photo specs are 1200×1600 pixels.

At Reload Internet we specialise in taking digital photo for Hong Kong Visa and

Reload have a team of very efficient staff members that will make sure that these specifications are meet to the T. All you have to do is visit our store  in Paddington. We can meet any digital specification for any country.

Biometric Hong Kong Passport Photo near me

At Reload internet we always ensure that our Printed and Digital Passport photos for Hong Kong will meet the strict criteria set forth by the Hong Kong Authorities and Hong Kong is one of the countries whose passports are now fully Biometric.

OPTION 1 – Visit us in Paddington

Just walk into our store and let our experienced staff take your photo. It will not take more than 5 minutes.

  • We will take your photo with professional lighting.
  • We will print, prepare & cut your Hong Kong passport photo.
  • No appointment needed.

Passport Photo Paddington

OPTION 2 – Passport photo posted

We can post you a set of 4 Hong Kong Passport photos – next day delivery. How it works:

  • Email us a photo of yourself from your phone or camera.
  • We will look at your photo, free of charge
  • We will reply to confirm.

Passport photo posted

Passport Photo post UK

  • We will print, cut and post your your Hong Kong passport photos
  • Next day delivery
  • We post your photos anywhere in the UK or worldwide.


OPTION 3 – Digital Photo resize

  1. Send us your photo from your phone or camera whilst you are standing against a wall in your home
  2. We will look at it free of charge.

Digital Photo resize service

3. We will email your resized images back to you same day.
4. Your digital Hong Kong passport photo will be ready to upload to the online Hong Kong passport service.

You do not need to worry about the regulations, we have dealt with thousands of satisfied customers and are very experienced.

So why wait? Email us your photo today and we will resize it digitally for you