|Passport picture size
|Width: 2 inch, Height: 2 inch
|Digital photo for online submission
|Digital photo size
|Width: 1000 pixels , Height: 1000 pixels
|Photo Paper type
You must submit aphoto with your passport application.
Your head must face the camera directly with your fullface in view.Your face should be centered in the frame, and your full head, from top of the hair to the bottom of the chin, should be visible.
You must have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open.A neutral facial expression means that the face should be relaxed and show no discernible emotion. The lips should be closed or slightly open, without any hint of a smile or other expression. The eyes should be looking straight into the camera.
Use a clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used on social media, as they can distort the image of your face and give the impression of an unnatural expression.
Taken in the last 6 months
Use a plain white or off-white background
Be sized correctly
2 x 2 inches (51 x 51
Head must be between 1 -1 3/8 inches (25 - 35 mm) from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
The photograph is printed on high-quality matte or glossy paper
You cannot wear glasses.
If you cannot remove your glasses for medical reasons, please include a signed note from your doctorwith your application.
You cannot wear a hat or head covering.
If you wear a hat or head covering for religious purposes, submit a signed statement that verifies that the hat or head covering in your photo is part of recognized, traditional religious attire that is customarily or required to be worn continuously in public.
If you wear a hat or head covering for medical purposes, submit a signed doctor's statement verifying the hat or head covering in your photo is used daily for medical purposes.
Your full face must be visible and your hat or head covering cannot obscure your hairline or cast shadows on your face.
You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices
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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.