Photo guidance - READ THIS FIRST


You will need three photos to upload, with a fourth being optional

  • Head and Shoulders photo
  • Full length photo
  • Smart photo
  • Any other photo of your choice (optional)
Once approved you can also upload lots of additional photos HERE:

The important bit for all photos:

  • Always upload the highest quality image you can
  • Your image must be either PNG, GIF, JPG or JPEGs
  • Your image must be over 100kb in size
  • Your image should be portrait and not landscape
  • Your photo should be recent and look like you
  • All photos must be in colour, black and white photos will be rejected

Head and Shoulders example:

  • Head and shoulders, face on to camera
  • There should be no one else in the photo
  • Don't wear a hat or sunglasses
  • Don't be too close up

Full-length example:

  • Head to knees, facing on to camera
  • There should be no one else in the photo
  • You should not be too far away
  • Think about what is in the background, neutral is better

Smart example:


  • Select photos that are a true representation of yourself that have been taken within the last 6 months.
  • Send the highest quality images you can get.
  • Supply digital photos that are portrait in orientation NOT Landscape or square.
  • Remember the photo should be about you not about the background.
  • Always use colour photos, black and white photos will be rejected.


  • Heavily edit digital photos or supply edited/cropped digital photos or scans of photos
  • Send landscape or square photos.
  • Send tiny photos. If below 500kb it won't be of high enough quality.
  • Never use photos where you are wearing a hat or sunglasses.
  • Social media filters are also banned. You pictures need to look as natural as possible.
  • Never use photos with more than one person, it just needs to be you in the picture.


  • Following these guidelines will ensure you are portrayed in the best possible way
  • All images should be in colour, black and white images are not acceptable.

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