|Passport picture size||Width: 35 mm, Height: 45 mm|
|Digital photo for online submission||Yes|
|Digital photo size||Width: 826 pixels , Height: 1063 pixels|
|Photo Paper type||matte|
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
The photo should be printed on photographic paper
The reverse of each photo should be white and unglazed.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.