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Singapore 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: 400 pixels , Height: 514 pixels
Photo Paper type matte
Detailed requirements

new photograph taken within 3 months must be submitted when applying for a new application.

Printed photo

  • A matte or semi matte finish (non-reflective) in high resolution is required for hardcopy submissions.

  • Photo size must be 35 mm wide and 45 mm high with no borders, your face measuring between 25 mm and 35 mm from chin to crown of head

Digital photo

  • For online photo submission: The dimension is 400X514 pixels for upload of photos via e-Services.
  • File format: jpg

  • File size: less than 60 KB

Both printed photo and digital photo must be the following requirements:

  • The background of the photo must be white.
  • There must be an even brightness in the photo. There should be no shadows on the face and background.
  • Facial expression must be neutral and closed mouth is required.
  • It must be clear, sharply focused, and free of pixelation.
  • A full view of the shoulders and hair is required.
  • Taken without wearing any hat or other head covering, unless you habitually wear a hat or head covering in accordance with your religious or racial custom. If any such hat or other head covering is worn, the photograph must still be a full frontal view of your head and shoulders, showing your facial features in entirety with eyes open and clearly visible
  • Head gear/attire must be dark in colour against white background.
  • Show you alone with no chair back, toys or other persons visible
  • About the eyes: 
    • eyes open with no hair across and/or covering the eyes
    • Eyes must be fully visible
    • The lenses of the spectacles must be clear and untinted so that the eyes are clearly visible.The frame shall not cover any part of your eyes. Tinted glasses and sunglasses are not allowed;
    • A non-coloured contact lens should be worn and red eyes should not occur
  • Facial features must be taken at full frontal view. Eyes must be looking at the camera.
  • Flipping or distorting a photo is not permitted.
  • Digital photo must be original without alterations using computer software or mobile app.


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

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