Making passport photos at home is not as difficult as you
might think. Just follow the passport photo guidelines and
some photo taking tips, you can make your own compliant
passport photos. You can take several photos and choose the
best looking one for printing.
Different countries have different passport photo
requirements. Most of the requirements are common.
General Passport Photo Requirements
Passport photo must be in color.
Photo has white or off-white background. If you take
photo against a white wall, there should be no
decoration on the wall.
Look straight to the camera.
The photo must be with neutral facial expression.
Both eyes should be open.
Mouth must be closed.
Do not wear a hat. Full face must be visible.
There should be no other objects in the photo
background or on the face, such as headset. There should
be no hair on the face as well.
If possible, do not wear glasses, especially glasses
with dark frames. If you must wear glasses, ensure that
there is no reflection on the glasses. Both eyes must be
Forehead and eyebrows should be visible. Do not
cover eyebrows with hair.
There must be no shadow on the face and behind the
head. Please see the tips below on how to avoid shadow
in the photo.
Lighting is very important. With good lighting, you can
take good passport photos with normal digital camera. There
are also other import tips that you need to know when taking
Take photo in bright room. Use a white wall
as background. Or you can also put a big enough white
sheet on the wall. You cannot use flash light, because
flash light will cause shadow at the background. You can
turn on the ceiling light. Face need to be uniformly
Stand one meter away from the wall, otherwise there
may be shadow on the wall.
Use a tripod. Adjust the camera position to the eye level. This
will help to make photo with sharp focus.
When adjust the camera distance to leave enough
space between the top of the head and top border of the