Photo Guidelines

Our EMSS National Safety Passport card carries a photograph of the passport holder which is mirrored on their online profile.

In order to present a true representation of the passport holder we have guidelines which all photographs are verified against.

The photos must be:
  • taken against a plain cream or light grey background
  • taken within the last month
  • clear and in focus
  • unaltered by computer software
  • show a close-up of your full head and shoulders. It must be only of you with no other objects or people
  • facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • without anything covering the face
  • in clear contrast to the background
  • without a head covering (unless it’s worn for religious or medical reasons)
  • with eyes open, visible and free from reflection or glare from glasses
  • with your eyes not covered by sunglasses, tinted glasses, glasses frames or hair