Hong Kong Passport (40x50 mm) Photo Size Requirements and Online Tool

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Passport picture size Width: 40 mm, Height: 50 mm
Resolution (DPI) 600
Background color White
Printable photo Yes
Digital photo for online submission Yes
Digital photo size Width: 1200 pixels , Height: 1600 pixels
Photo Paper type matte

Do not worry about the photo size requirements. Our online tool makes correct photos, ensuring the photo size and head size are correct. Background will be enhanced as well.

The photograph should show your full frontal face with clear facial features.

The photograph should have a plain white background.

The size of the photograph must be 40mm (width) X 50mm (height). The size from chin to crown for the person in the photograph should be 32mm to 36mm. There should be sufficient headroom.

photo requirements

photo requirements

When you take the photo, please do not wear head dress, and avoid heavy make-up and overly dark or overly light-coloured clothing.

The photograph will not be accepted if the applicant in the photograph is:

Your photograph will be personalised on the data page of your passport or Doc/I by laser engraving. The quality of the image that appears on your passport or Doc/I will depend on the quality and colour of the original photograph you furnish.

Please do not fold, staple, or write on the back of the photograph, or attach the photograph to the application form by paper clip. Otherwise, the photograph will become unsuitable for passport or Doc/I personalisation.

An application with a substandard photograph will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.

Acceptable File Format of Digital Photograph for Online Application (For passport application only)

Image type: JPEG
File size: 600Kbytes or below
Acceptable dimension:


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How to make Hong Kong Passport photo online


Step 1: Take a picture with a digital camera or a smartphone

Make sure someone takes your passport photo for you. Selfies are not accepted. Make use of your tripod if you have one. By using a tripod, you will be able to keep the camera level and steady. Ideally, the person should be around 1 meter away from the camera.

Pspport photo good examples

 

Step 2: Choose a venue with appropriate lighting

Face a bright window or the door when taking a photo. In this way, shadows can be avoided on the face and in the background. It is essential that the face is evenly lit. Ensure that the face is free of shadows and glares.

Note: You do not need to worry about the background, since our online passport photo generator will automatically do it for you.

passport photo lighting and shadows

 

Step 3: Dress appropriately for your passport photo

Uniforms should not be worn. Put on regular street clothes for your photo.

Eyeglasses should not be worn. You should remove any sunglasses, tinted glasses, or glasses that you wear if you are taking a passport photo.

Ensure that your face is fully visible. Make sure your hair doesn't cover your face or obscure your eyes. In the case of very long bangs covering your eyebrows, pin them back with bobby pins. Although it's better to show your ears as well, that won't stop your photo from being accepted.

Passport photos don't allow hats unless they're religious headgear such as a headscarf or yarmulke.

passport photo attire, hats and hair

passport photo face obstruction


Step 4: Pose for a passport photo

Face the camera straight on and look straight at it. Avoid tilting or rotating the head.

It is important that the shoulders are visible, and there should be enough space around the head to crop the picture.

Make sure the camera is at the same level as the head.

passport photo pose

 

Step 5: Maintain neutral facial expressions

It's okay to smile in your passport photo, but the government prefers you to have a neutral facial expression.

Under the new international passport rules, it is usually not acceptable to smile or have your mouth open.

acceptable passport photo

Unacceptable passport photo

 

Good and bad examples of passport photos

Example of passport photos

Printed passport photos


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