She does not look exceedingly happy, but it meets the requirements.
We had tried before, but getting a newborn to keep her eyes open and "sit" with her head upright (or at least look like it) is no easy task!
Unbelievably, newborns now have their own passports - they last 3 years!!! which is crazy seeing as they change so much in 3 weeks!
If you ever have to do this, here are a few tips:
- don't try to do take the picture yourself - instead go to a proper photographer who will have done this a few times and know all about the requirements for a biometric passport
- take a white scarf or shawl with you to wrap your left hand in (this will hide the hand that holds the head)
- dress your little one in a top that opens in the front allowing you to hide your other hand while you hold her/him steady across the tummy
- sit down and cross your legs so that you can balance your babe on the knee of your upper leg, holding her/him away from your body