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Ireland Visa Photo Size Requirements

Passport picture size Width: 35 mm, Height: 45 mm
Resolution (DPI) 600
Background color White
Printable photo Yes
Digital photo for online submission Yes
Digital photo size Width: 826 pixels , Height: 1063 pixels
Photo Paper type matte
Detailed requirements

Two identical passport-sized photographs of the applicant must be included with a visa application.Below are the requirements for photos.The application will be delayed if your visa photo does not meet the requirements.


  • Photos must be 45-50mm in height and 35-38mm in width

  • An up-close picture of your face and shoulders is needed

  • Your face must take up 70% to 80% of the photo.


  • In the image, the head must be centered.Face the camera directly and show your full face

  • Avoid tilting or turning your head in any way.


  • You can wear glasses, your eyes must be clearly visible in the photo.

  • Do not wear sunglasses or tinted/coloured glasses

Head and hair covering

  • You should not wear hats, caps, headbands, etc, unless you wear them for religious reasons

 Paper quality

  • The photo should be printed on photographic paper

  • The reverse of each photo should be white and unglazed.

Image Quality

  • Your photos must be less than 6 months old and must show exactly the same image.
  • Be in colour

Background and lighting

  • The background should be plain white or light gray

  • Focus sharply and expose correctly

  • Maintain a good colour balance, have natural skin tones and do not have a red eye

  • Make sure the background and your facial features have good contrast

  • Neither the image nor the background should have shadows or glare.

  • If you wear a head covering for religious reasons, your face must be clearly visible. 


Passport Online Example Photo

You need to write the following in BLOCK CAPITALS on the back of each photo:

  • Name of the applicant

  • Visa application/transaction number


Note: Re-entry visa applicants need not include the visa application or transaction number.


Include the photos with the application form.The photos should not be stapled or attached to the form.

Applicant Photo Guidelines

Why 123PassportPhoto?

  • Save money: You don't need to pay so much for your passport photo. With 123PassportPhoto service, you can make your own passport photos and print it yourself.
  • Save time: Just take a photo using digital camera, then upload and create passport photo with 3 steps. It takes less than 5 minutes to be ready for download.
  • White background enhancement: Our premium feature can help you to adjust the photo so that you can get a white background passport photo. Most countries prefer white background passport photos.
  • Ultra high resolution photo: 123PassportPhoto generates passport photos suitable for 600 dpi printing.
  • We support 50+ countries such as USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Brazil, China, Singapore, Russia, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Argentina and more.

General Passport Photo Requirements

  • Neutral facial expression: a. do not open mouth; b. open eyes.
  • No glasses; No Hat.
  • Don't cover eyebrows with hair.

Find more information on requirements and photo taking tips here.

How to Print Passport Photos Using Color Printer

  1. Download the 4R sheet with multiple photos.
  2. Check the requirements and use correct 4R photographic paper (matte, semi-matt or glossy paper).
  3. Print the 4R sheet with no margins. Make sure the 4R picture fit exactly on the 4R photo paper.
  4. Cut the 4R sheet along the gray lines and you will get multiple photos.

Steps to create passport photos

  1. Select country and ID photo type, and click Start.
  2. Upload photo. In order to correctly make passport photo, the picture size should be smaller than 10MB, and the dimensions should be smaller than 4000 x 3000 pixels. The system accepts only .JPG or .JPEG files. The Crop page opens when the photo is uploaded.
  3. Crop photo to the correct passport photo size dimension.
  4. If you need white background enhancement, select an enhancement.
  5. Click the Next button, you will get a printable passport picture which is suitable to be printed on 4R (4x6") photo paper.
  6. Save the 4R sheet and print it using a photo printer or print it at any photo center.

How to Take Baby Passport Photos

  1. Lay white or light color baby quilt or blanket in a bright room or other places with good lighting.
  2. Lay the baby on the quilt or blanket.
  3. Ensure baby is looking straight at the camera with eyes open, mouth closed and not smiling.

See more tips on taking baby passport photos here.

Passport Photo Size Requirements

Find passport photo requirements for more countries here.

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