|Passport picture size||Width: 35 mm, Height: 45 mm|
|Digital photo for online submission||Yes|
|Digital photo size||Width: 1800 pixels , Height: 2400 pixels|
|Photo Paper type||matte|
A passport photo must be less than six months old, and certain requirements must be met.Your passport photo must be a portrait image and in colour. Your photo can be taken either by a professional service or by a friend. No selfies will be accepted.
Your photo must be:
a portrait photo with a 4:3 aspect ratio, or 3:4 on a smartphone
digital (scans of physical photos are not acceptable)
in .jpg or .jpeg format
between 250KB and 5MB
between 900 and 4500 pixels wide, and 1200 and 6000 pixels high.
The background and your face should be in strong contrast.
Use a plain, light coloured background – light blues, greys and creams work well.
Stand about half a metre away from the background.
Make sure there are no people or objects in the background.
Expressions and positions
your face should be fully visible, and not tilted or turned to the side
your hair should be out of your eyes, and away from the sides of your face.
Keep a neutral expression (no smiling) with your mouth closed.
Refer to Figure 1 (below) for help with correct framing of the subject. Use values for A, B, C and D to correctly position the head. Frame the photo so that:
file type - .JPG or .JPEG
file size - between 250 KB to 5 MB
aspect ratio - 4:3
pixels - no less than 1200 wide by 900 high or no greater than 6000 wide by 4500 high (show diagrams)
Rotate the camera or mobile phone for a portrait photo.
Don't wear tinted or thick-framed glasses
If your prescription glasses are not tinted or thick-framed, you can wear them in your photo.Sunglasses are not allowed.
In the event that you wear glasses in your photo, ensure that:
there is a clear gap between your eyes and the frames
there is no glare or flash reflection on the lenses.
Take off hats, hoods, headbands and head coverings
If you do wear a head covering for religious or medical reasons, make sure your face is fully visible.
Do not use filters or digitally alter your image
Your appearance should not be digitally altered in any way. Do not use a filter or change the way you look using photo editing software.
The photographer should stand around 1.5m away from you and hold the camera at eye level because if the camera is too close to your face, your nose and forehead may appear larger and your ears less visible.
aspect ratio - 4:3
two identical photos
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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.