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If you are travelling to Kenya and need a visa, or are renewing your Kenyan passport, you will need a Kenyan passport photo or visa photo, and Reload Internet is the best place to go to! We are a professional passport photo studio that has been operating in Paddington for over a decade, and we specialize in Kenyan passport and visa photographs. You don’t need an appointment to have your Kenyan passport photo or visa photo taken by us, just visit our store and a member of our team can have your photos ready within 10 minutes!

Get your Kenyan 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: Kenyan 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.

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Alternative Upload link if you have problems above


We can take your Kenyan 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!


Kenyan passport and visa photos are usually taken by qualified photographers, due to the strict specifications requested by the Kenya High Commission. Instant passport photo-booths are not able to produce pictures of sufficient quality, and if you submit one of these photos with your application it will likely be declined due to a photo error.

At our studio located in Paddington, London, right next to both Paddington tube and train stations, we have professionally trained staff and state the latest camera and printing equipment that we will use in order to produce a Kenyan passport photo or visa photo that meets all of the requirements and is of high quality.

The video below showcases how quickly and successfully we can produce your Kenyan passport and visa photographs:

kenya passport photo

Our store is open 7 days a week, from early morning until late evening, so you can come and have your Kenyan passport photo or visa photo taken at a time that suits you! Even on Sundays we close late at 8pm!

Kenyan Passport Photo and Visa Photo specifications:

  • 45mm x 35mm

Kenyan passport photo

  • Head size should be 70 – 80%, when printed your face should measure 31mm – 36mm from the bottom of your chin to the top of your forehead
  • You must look straight into the camera, with your eyes wide open and level with the camera lens
  • You are not allowed to wear head-wear, unless it is for cultural, religious or medical reasons. Even so you must ensure that your face is fully visible from the bottom of your chin to the top of your forehead, and both sides
  • Background must be white
  • You should have a neutral expression, with your mouth closed and eyes open
  • We recommend you remove your glasses for the photograph, as the frames and lenses are known to cause issues with obscuring of facial features and reflections respectively

If you are applying for a renewal of your Kenyan Passport, then it is important to keep all of these points in mind:

  • Original Kenyan birth certificate
  • A copy of Kenyan passport Bio Data page
  • Two UK standard passport sized- photographs measuring 45 mm X 35 mm
  • A copy of your Kenyan Id is required. If your application is not accompanied by a copy of Kenyan ID, then your application will be referred to the Director of Immigration Services for approval and issuance.
  • A copy of a perfectly filled application form (form 19).
  • Application for the renewal of passport by a citizen of Kenya, a copy of his /her passport should also be provided by this same Kenyan citizen.
  • The following are the requirements for replacing a lost or damaged passport
  • A sworn Affidavit that explains the condition under which the passport got missing should be done before a commissioner
  • A very well filled application form.
  • A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate
  • If the passport is damaged, then the damaged passport should be presented
  • One copy of Kenyan identity card is required. If the application does not come with an identity card, it will be send to the director of Immigration Services for processing.
  • One copy of the applicant’s birth certificate
  • A banker’s cheque or postal order of €80 for a damaged passport or €100 for a lost passport payable to the Kenyan High Commission
  • An attestation by a citizen of Kenya that is in possession of a passport or ID card should be given on behalf of the applicant
  • Photos for passport and visa should be decent
  • Photos for passport and visa should be taken with no glasses on
  • A neutral facial expression should be maintained
  • There should be no shadows seen in the background.
  • It is important to have all facial characteristics evident. Ensure the two ears are visible. No part of the face should be covered by weave.
  • If you will have to make a passport for a baby, then your baby must have quality rest before taking passport photos. This will help ease the stress of having to snap a moody baby. Also, if the baby is not old enough to sit, a photo of the baby can be taken in his/her car seat

Our specifications are taken from the Kenya High Commission’s guidelines on passport and visa photographs, which you can see here.


Kenya Digital Visa Photo

We at Reload Internet can take your digital Kenya passport photo and the Kenya digital photo specs are-

  • 207×207 pixels
  • 500×500 pixels

Depending from case to case the specs may vary. Our team will ensure the specifications are met as per the The Bahamas Maritime 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.


Biometric Kenya Passport Photo

At Reload internet we always ensure that our Printed and Digital Passport photos for Kenya will meet the strict criteria set forth by the Kenya Authorities and Kenya 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 Kenya passport photo.
  • No appointment needed.

Passport Photo Paddington

OPTION 2 – Passport photo posted

We can post you a set of 6 Kenya 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 Kenya 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 Kenya passport photo will be ready to upload to the online Kenya 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