Richmond's most trusted passport, VISA and ID photographer. Known by many satisfied customers for their international passport photo needs. I am one of the recommended Dutch passport photographers for the Royal Dutch Embassy in Washington DC. and a preferred photographer for VCU OPT students.
I have a dedicated and calibrated studio/computer/software system with products from Canon, HP, HiTi and working with specialized European passport and ID software: IDphotoPRO.
The background will be confirm the specifications and will be white, light gray or blue as needed or required by each country’s unique government requirement.
The photos are printed on a dedicated passport photo printer with true 400 dpi prints. I use professional European software for my passport, visa and other ID photos, with currently over 280 ID formats and up-to-date specifications of 87 countries, with the biometrics that automatically verifies that your photos meet all the requirements. At Henrico Photo I provide you with passport, VISA and other ID photos that are confirm the required specifications, including US, Canadian and European passports photos, Canadian permanent resident, citizenship and VISA photos, European VISA photos and most other foreign nationality photos for passports, VISA's, and ID cards.
In compliance with ICAO’s (International Civil Aviation Organization), recommended practices, some 100 countries, including the United States and Canada, are issuing electronic passports or ePassports. In a world where security needs are constantly changing, countries all over the world look to ICAO for trustworthy advice. As technology evolves, ICAO's standards and document specifications will continue to influence the passport's development on a global scale. If you would like to learn more about ICAO and passports, please visit ICAO's website.
Download the pdf file of the MRTD Report here.
The MRTD report focuses on two subjects relating to the ICAO Biometric Blueprint: the use of the face as the primary biometric for interoperability of ePassports, and the launch of the ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) as the main global distribution point for all signing certificates from all issuers of ePassports.
Why can't I smile in my passport photo?
The International Civil Aviation Organization recommends that passport photos be taken with a neutral expression for use with facial recognition systems - advanced technology that helps prevent fraud by electronically verifying identity based on each person's unique facial features.
PLEASE NOTE: Henrico Photo does not accept passport applications and does not issue passports.
In the small event that your photos are rejected due to my photography, I will adjust or retake and print new photos free of charge.