Tampa Foreign Passport Photographer
Tampa Foreign Passport Photographer
A Tampa foreign passport photographer is near impossible to find in Tampa, FL. A domestic Passport Photo taken by a non-professional can be horrible, can you imagine how bad it is for those needing a foreign passport photo that is measured in millimeters? Don’t settle for “it’s just a passport photo,” go to Tampa’s most experienced professional photographer in the passport universe for the highest quality passport images ever. Call Newsome’s Studio and allow us to light your face for the best possible passport photograph you’ve ever seen. We are experts in passport photos for ALL foreign countries, not just US! We regularly create passport photos for Canada, the UK, European, Asian, Australian, African, and South American countries.
Using a professional lighting system and one of the best professional cameras on the market, coupled with our knowledge of what each individual country’s requirements are and how to please them, Newsome’s Studio is fully prepared to provide you with any type of passport, visa, citizenship, immigration, ID photo, DV Lottery image, International Driving Permit photo (IDP), weapons permit photo, or any other passport related image you might need.
Turnaround time for your passport photos is typically less than ten minutes. All work is guaranteed to pass muster with even the most fickle of bureaucratic passport clerks! With the vast majority of countries on the Metric System, your foreign passport photos are measured in millimeters. This must be precise. Drug stores and the post office won’t do it. You must call a professional photographer, and Newsome’s Studio is the go-to professional for Tampa foreign passport photographer needs in Central Florida for ALL passport related photo needs.
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Canadian Passport Photo
The Canadian Passport Photos are 50x70mm (2x2 3/4 in), far larger than the 2x2 in US Passport photo. Again, your local drug store may not be able to accommodate our Canadian citizens with an image that is larger than the standard US Passport camera creates. The Canadian Consulate has put Newsome’s Studio of Photography on the “Preferred Photographer” list because we’ve consistently been providing Canadian Passport Photos, Canadian Citizenship Photos, and Canadian Permanent Residency Photos for years.
UK or British Passport Photo
The UK or British Passport Photos are 35x45mm, much smaller than the US Passport Photos, which are 2x2in (51x51mm). In addition, the background must be light grey, not white as required in the US Passports. Most local drug stores are unable to get the outer dimensions correct, while still nailing the “head size” requirement of 29-34mm. This is why you need to go to a professional photographer who has a studio and can customize your image to keep the UK passport office happy!
Australian Passport Photo
The Australian Passport photo is 35x45mm on the outer dimensions, another size not offered by the local drug stores. But the reason most passport photos are rejected by Australia, is the resolution, not the size. The resolution required by the Australian Consulate in Washington, DC, is 450-600ppi (pixels per inch). Newsome’s is the “preferred photographer” in the Tampa/St Pete area for creating the Australian Passport photos.
US Passport Photo
The US Passport Photo is measured as 2x2 inches, with the head size of between 1″ to 1 3/8″. The background must be pure white, something that is usually only achieved properly if a background light is employed between the subject and the background. Drug stores do their very best, but they’re not standardized. Some will use the pop-up flash on their camera, some will use no flash at all. Either way, the color will not be a great representation and unwanted shadows have a tendency to appear. Call us for all your US Passport Photo, US Immigration Photo, and US Visa or US Green Card needs.
Greek Passport Photo
Our good friends in Greece have required the Greek Passport Photo to be 40x60mm. To find a professional photographer to create a custom size like this can seem daunting, but the Greek Consulate in Tampa has been sending their Greek citizens from all of the state of Florida to Newsome’s Studio for their Greek Passport Photos for years. Why? Because we know what we’re doing! And because you’re required to apply in person in downtown Tampa, most Greek Citizens will make their appointment with us one hour prior to their appointment with the Consulate.
Colombian ID Photo
As I understand it, all Colombian citizens must have a photo ID for travel within Colombia. I’ve had several requests for these Colombian ID Photos throughout the years, as well as Colombian Military ID Photos. These are typically sized at 40x50mm and should be taken by a professional photographer or risk being rejected. Call Central Florida’s most experienced photography studio to have these time sensitive images taken correctly.
India Passport Photo
The Passport photos from India are among the smallest on the planet. The stated size is 3.5x3.5cm (or 35x35mm). While the Indian Consulate only requires two, more are often requested and can easily be provided for a minimal additional cost, right there on the spot. Bring the whole family and take care of everyone at the same time – save time!
Weapons Permit Photo
A Weapons Permit Photo or Conceal Carry Permit Photo can be obtained in less than ten minutes at Newsome’s Studio. It’s the same basic size as the US Passport Photo (2x2 inch), with the same head size and white background requirement. Don’t let the government take this image! They’re really great at mug shots, but not Permit or Passport photography!
DV Lottery Photo
The DV Lottery, also known as the “Diversity Immigration Visa Program” is an online application whereby immigrants from select countries may apply, and if chosen, are granted a Visa to the US. Because the image required can only be submitted via an upload, no prints are necessary, and the digital image can only be supplied by a professional photographer. Newsome’s Studio has been supplying DV Lottery Photos for years.
Schengen Visa Photo
The Schengen Visa Photo is used as a universally accepted Visa in 26 European countries. The size is 35x45mm with a light grey background, which is identical to the Passport Photo size and background used in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Consider calling ONLY a professional photography studio such as Newsome’s Studio to make sure you get a your custom Schengen Visa Photos.
Passport Photos Measured in Millimeters
The big thing to remember when it comes to renewing a foreign passport, is that your passport photo is likely measured in millimeters, meaning most local drug stores, auto club offices, or US Post Offices, either cannot, or will not do it. Your good fortune, is that here at Newsome’s Studio of Photography, we are experts in custom sized passport images. In just the last five years, we have successfully created passport, immigration, citizenship, visa, and permanent residency photos for the following countries…
And remember, if you don’t see your country here, fear not! We will find the specs, create your image to conform to your government, and then add them to this list!
- Britain (UK)
- DV Lottery
- Florida Medical Marijuana Card
- Maldive Islands
- Netherlands (Dutch)
- New Zealand
- Schengen Visa
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United States
- Weapons Permit/Conceal Carry