About Us Photo Specifications for Passport

PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS FOR PASSPORT

*  The photograph should be in color and of the size of 2inch x 2inch OR. 5.1cm x 5.1cm OR 51mm x 51mm.

*  The background should be plain, clear white.

*  The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous-tone quality.

*  It should have full face, front-view, eyes open.

*  Photo should present full head from top of hair up to the shoulders. Center head with in frame and the face should make 70-80% of the photograph.

*  Photo should be taken strictly within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance.

*  There should not be any distracting shadows on the face or on the background.

*  Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.

*  The expression on the face should look natural and neutral.

*  Non-tinted prescription glasses are allowed as long as your eyes are clearly visible.

*  The photo should be ideally printed by a professional photo studio. Polaroid photos or photos printed with ordinary printers or clicked with mobile phones will not be suitable for scanning. Passport seekers are, therefore, advised to submit the photographs as specified, to avoid delay in processing their passport applications.