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A biometric passport photo is needed for a driving licence.

The requirements are identical to the requirements for a passport application or renewal.

uk biometrical template

The main technical requirements are –

  • Taken within the last month prior to applying
  • In colour
  • On plain, white photographic paper with no border
  • On a plain cream or light grey background
  • Clear and in focus
  • Free from creases or tears
  • Unmarked
  • A close-up of full head and shoulders only
  • Free from objects and other people

For a full guide to what is required, see our Biometric Passport Photo guide