New Zealand passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa

The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua


Check your photo online

Online Photo Checker Outage 28 February - 1 March

The Online Photo Checker will be unavailable between 2:00pm Saturday the 28th February and 3:00pm Sunday the 1st March due to planned system maintenance. You may want to check back from time to time as you may be able to access the Online Photo Checker earlier than 3:00pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

A photo is an essential part of your passport, and has very specific requirements that must be met to be acceptable for your online passport application. Review the online photo requirements.

You can check your photo meets our requirements before you start the online renewal application process.

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Any questions

Contact our office us by Free phone 0800 22 52 12 (NZ only) or +64 (4)463 9375 if outside of New Zealand.


A photo that is successfully uploaded to the Online Renewal Service as part of an Online Renewal still needs to be assessed by our office to ensure it meets all photo requirements. As a result of this assessment the photo may not meet all requirements, and you will be contacted about providing a new photo.