Since the implementation by the UK Passport Service (UKPS) of new photo standards from
A breakdown of this information by passport office is shown in the table.
The three main categories of photograph rejection are incorrect paper quality, facial expression and eyes obscured. The UKPS are currently unable to provide a breakdown of these categories by office. The UKPS will shortly be issuing revised guidance to its customers clarifying how the standards should be met to ensure fuller compliance.
|Passport application intake||597,863|
|Total photo rejections||81,927|
|Photo queries as percentage of intake||13.7%|