Photo ID

Canadian Passport Photos


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You must submit two (2) identical photos with each passport application.

Size and paper

The length of the face on the photo from chin to crown of head (natural top of head) must be between 31 mm (1 1/4 in.) and 36 mm (1 7/16 in).

The photos must measure 50 mm X 70 mm in size (2 inches wide X 2 3/4 inches long).

The photos must be a close-up of the head and shoulders so that the face covers approximately 25% of the photo. The photos must be printed on plain, high quality photographic paper. Heavy weight paper is unacceptable. Either black and white or color photos are acceptable.

Image Information

Acceptable photos*
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Unacceptable photo

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  • The photos provided will be printed in the passport. In order for our equipment to read the photo correctly, applicants are asked not to smile.
  • Photos must be taken against a plain white or light-coloured background so that the applicant’s features are clearly distinguishable against the background. There should be enough contrast between the background and the traits or clothing.
  • Shadows are unacceptable. Lighting must be uniform to avoid shadows across the face or shoulders, around the ears or in the background.
  • There must be no reflection or glare on the face or glasses.
  • Applicant must show a neutral facial expression (no smiling, mouth closed) and look straight at the camera.
  • Eyes must be open and clearly visible. Glasses, including tinted prescription glasses, are acceptable as long as the eyes are clearly visible and there is no glare in the glasses. Sunglasses and red eyes are unacceptable.
  • Photos must show a full head without any head covering, unless it is worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons. However, both edges of the face must be clearly visible.
  • Photos must show a full front view of the face and top of the shoulders squared to the camera (the image of the face and shoulders must be centered in the photo).
  • Photos must be clear, sharp and in focus.
  • Photos must be originals and not taken from an existing photo.

Children

  • Photos must show the child’s head and shoulders only. Parent’s or child’s hands must not appear in the photo. Passport Canada recognizes the difficulty in obtaining a neutral expression of a newborn and will allow for some tolerance in this regard.
  • Child replacement passport: If applying for a replacement passport for a child, you must include a photo that has been taken within one month of the date the application is submitted.

Canadian Resident Card (PR Card) Photos


Photo Specifications

Permanent Resident Card photos are not the same as passport photos.

  • You may wear non-tinted and tinted prescription glasses as long as your eyes are clearly visible. Make sure that your eyes are not hidden by glare on the lenses. Sunglasses are not acceptable.
  • A hairpiece or other cosmetic accessory is acceptable if it does not disguise your normal appearance and you wear the accessory on a regular basis.
  • The photos must clearly show your face. If you may not remove your head covering for religious reasons, make sure your full facial features are visible.
  • Photos must have been taken within the last 12 months to ensure an up-to-date likeness.
  • Photos may be either black and white or colour.
  • Your face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, and with your mouth closed.

Permanent Resident Card — Photo Specifications

  • 50 mm x 70 mm (2 inches wide x 2 3/4 inches long)
  • Height of the face measures between 31 mm and 36 mm (1 1/4 inches and 1 7/16 inches) from chin to crown of head (natural top of head)

Canadian Resident Card (PR Card) Photos

Specifications

Photograph and head size specifications

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  • The face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, with the mouth closed.
  • If the photographs do not meet the specifications, you will have to provide new photographs before your application can be processed.

Requirements

  • Provide two (2) identical citizenship photographs (except Renunciation applications, where only one (1) photo is required.)
  • Your photographs must comply with the specifications below. If the photographs do not meet the specifications, you will have to provide new photographs before your application can be processed.
  • Photographs must be printed on quality photographic paper.
  • Provide the name of the photographer or the studio, the studio address and the date the photos were taken on the back of the photos
  • Print the name of the person on the back of the photos.


Specifications

 

  • The photographs must be identical and taken within the last six months. They may be  either black and white or colour.
  • The photographs must be clear, well defined and taken against a plain white or light-coloured background.
  • If the photographs are digital, they must not be altered in any way.
  • Your face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, and with your mouth closed.
  • You may wear non-tinted prescription glasses as long as your eyes are clearly visible. Make sure that the frame does not cover any part of your eyes. Sunglasses are not acceptable.
  • A hairpiece or other cosmetic accessory is acceptable if it does not disguise your normal appearance.
  • If you must wear a head covering for religious reasons, make sure your full facial features are not obscured.

Photograph and head size specifications

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The frame size must be at least 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8″ x 1 3/4″).
The photographs must show the full front view of the head, with the face in the middle of the photograph, and include the top of the shoulders.
The size of the head, from chin to crown, must be between 31 mm (1 1/4″) and 36 mm (1 7/16″).
Crown means the top of the head or (if obscured by hair or a head covering) where the top of the head or skull would be if it could be seen.

US Visa

US Visa Photo Requirements
  • 2 x2 in (50x50mm)photos are required for US Visa
  • Frame subject with full face, front view, eyes open
  • Make sure photo presents full head from top of hair to bottom of chin; height of head should measure 1 inch to 1-3/8 inches (25 mm to 35 mm)
  • For US visa photos, centre head within frame
  • Make sure eye height is between 1-1/8 inches to 1-3/8 inches (28 mm and 35 mm) from bottom of photo
  • Photograph subject against a plain white or off-white background
  • Position subject and lighting so that there are no distracting shadows
  • You must have a natural expression

Canadian Visa Photos

Specifications
    • The photos must be identical and taken within the last six months. They may be either black and white or color.
    • The photos must be clear, well defined and taken against a plain white or light-coloured background.
    • If the photos are digital, they must not be altered in any way.
    • Your face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression, neither frowning nor smiling, and with your mouth closed.
    • You may wear non-tinted or tinted prescription glasses as long as your eyes are clearly visible. Make sure that the frame does not cover any part of your eyes. Sunglasses are not acceptable.
    • A hairpiece or other cosmetic accessory is acceptable if it does not disguise your normal appearance.
    • If you must wear a head covering for religious reasons, make sure your full facial features are not obscured.

    Photograph and head size specifications

    • The frame size must be at least 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8″ x 1 3/4″).
    • The photographs must show the full front view of the head, with the face in the middle of the photograph, and include the top of the shoulders.
    • The size of the head, from chin to crown, must be between 31 mm (1 1/4″) and 36 mm (1 7/16″).
    • Crown means the top of the head or (if obscured by hair or a head covering) where the top of the head or skull would be if it could be seen.
    • If the photographs do not meet the specifications, you will have to provide new photographs befo

Firearms Licence Photos

Photo Requirements:

Photos must meet the following specifications:

The photographs must:

  • Show a full front view of your head and shoulders. Head centred with a clear gap around the sides and top of head, including hair
  • The background must be plain and light coloured, strong contrast between image and background, no shadows.

The photographs must measure:

  • Your head, including hair, must be 2/3 of the photo. For comparison if you were submitting a hard copy photo your head in the photograph would need to be at least 30 mm (1 3/16″) high; as an example, the image size could be 45 mm (1 3/4″) wide by 57 mm (2 1/4″) high.
  • Make sure your picture is in focus, with no red-eye and no reflected light on the face
  • Eyes open, no hair across your face or eyes, no sunglasses or hat. Eyes must be clearly showing through glasses, with no reflection
  • Photo must not be altered in any way

Canadian Immigration Photos

Specifications

Photos must meet the following specifications:

The photographs must:

  • show a full front view of the person’s head and shoulders showing full face centered in the middle of the photograph
  • have a plain white background

The photographs must measure:

  • between 25 mm and 30 mm (1″ and 1.181″) from chin to crown
  • have a 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8″ x 1.75″) finished size

* Photos must not have staples, holes, stamps, creases or tears in them.

Albania

Albanian Passport and Visa Photo Requirements

  • 5passport photos are specified for Albanian passport applications
  • Albanian passport photos must be 50x40mm
  • The face should occupy 70% of the overall photo
  • A white background is preferred

Argentina

Argentine Passport Photo Requirements

  • Argentina passport photos must be 1.5 x 1.5 inch size
  • Argentine Passport and Visa regulations say that glasses are not allowed
  • Three-quarter profile photos are required by the Argentina authorities
  • The three quarter profile must be from the right hand side
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Austria

Austrian Passport Photo Requirements

  • Austrian passport and visa photos must be 35 mm x 45 mm in size
  • A light gray background is required
  • Austrian passport and visa photos specify a head size less than 36 mm
  • Eye distance 8 mm-10 mm.
  • Three identical photos are required

Australia

Australian Passport and Visa Photos Requirements

  • Australian passport photos must be 45–50mm high and 35–40mm wide
  • The bottom of the chin to the crown must be between 32mm and 36mm
  • Must on high-quality paper and use high resolution
  • Natural skin tones with good brightness and contrast
  • No flash reflections and no red eye in Australian Passport Photos
  • Neutral expression and mouth closed is required
  • Have a plain, light coloured background (e.g. white, cream or pale blue)
  • Australian passport photos should show you looking directly at the camera
  • Your hair must not obscure your eyes or face
  • Photos should show both edges of your face clearly
  • Australian passport photographs cannot be digitally altered in any way
  • No scarves or hats

Bahamas

Bahamas Passport and Visa Photo Requirements

  • 4 recent photographs are required for Bahamas Passport applications
  • Size is not more than 2½ by 2 inches or less than 2 by 1½ inches
  • White or off white background required
  • Your hair must not obscure your eyes or face
  • No headwear apart from religious head wear is allowed and no uniforms
  • No excessive jewelry in Bahamas Passport Photos
  • Head straight and not showing teeth

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Passport Photos Requirements

 

• 4 (four) 40x50mm passport size photographs

• 4 (four) 40x50mm passport size photographs(two photographs on each of the application form)Bangladesh Visa Photo Requirements

• 2 pictures 37mm X 37mm


Belarus

Belarus Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Belarus Passport Photo Requirements

 

  • 4 identical Uncut Photos Made in the last 6 months, on a flat white background , full face, size 4 x 5 cm

Belarus Visa Photo Requirements  (2pic)

  • One passport size photo (4 x 3cm) of the applicant which should be stapled to the marked space at the upper right-hand corner of the application form. Do not staple the face.

Belgium

Belgium Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Belgium Passport Photo Requirements

 

  • Two recent photographs of the applicant (5 cm x 4.5 cm)
  • Photographs should be portrait-style and the applicant should not, as a rule, be wearing any headgear.
  • Headgear may be permitted for religious or medical reasons provided that the face is completely visible.
  • The forehead, cheeks, eyes, nose and chin should not be obstructed in any way. Preferably, but not necessarily, the hair and ears should also be exposed.
  • On the photograph, the head should occupy a minimum area of 2.5 cm and a maximum of 3.5 cm. The background should be light and uniform. The first name and surname of the applicant should be written clearly on the back of the photograph.
    Photographs must be in colour: black-and-white photographs are no longer acceptableBelgium Identity Card Photo Requirements
    Two passport photographs must be recent and of excellent quality. The photos should measure 35 x 45 mm. The length of the face (hair included) should be no smaller than25 mm or longer than 35 mm. The background should be one light uniform color (white, light grey, light yellow or light blue). Photos with shadows or color changes are not acceptable.

Belize

Belize Passport Photos Requirements

  • Two same copies of a recent photos taken within 3 months
  • These photographs must be taken front face
  • No covering of the head, hairline, or ears.
  • The size of the photographs must not be more than 21/2 by 11/ 2 inches
  • The photos must be no less than 2 by 11/2 inches
  • They must be printed on normal thin photographic paper
  • They must be unglazed on the reverse side.

Bolivia

Bolivian Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Bolivian Passport Photo Requirements

  • Two photos 5×5 cmphotograph, glued or stapled to the application form. The photograph must have been taken within the last six months.
  • Bolivian Visa Photo Requirements: 2 pic 
    • Submit 1 passport photograph 5×5 cmtaken by a passport photographer.
    • Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
    • Eye glasses can NOT be worn for the picture. The Embassy of Bolivia will not accept photos with applicant in eye glasses

    Bolivian Photo Requirements

    • Pale color or white background
    • Full face, front view
    • The photos must be identical
    • The photos must have been taken within the last six months
    • Photographs retouched so that your image is changed are unacceptable
    • Do not wear a hat unless for religious reasons (if so, please include and explanation)
    • Wear normal day-to-day attire. Do not wear uniforms

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Brazil

Brazilian Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Different Brazilian Consulates may have different requirements

  • The Brazilian embassy requires Three recent 5 x 7 cm pictures on a white                    background, with full front view of the head and shoulders;
  • Front view with light background color is required
  • Passport booth instant photos are not accepted
  • Brazilian Visa Photo Requirements listed below:
    • One recent 2″x 2″ passport-type photograph of applicant
    • Brazilian Visa Photos must show the entire face
    • The Visa photo must show a front view of the face
    • White backgrounds are required for Brazilian Visa Photos
    • Snapshots and computer pictures are not accepted as Brazilian Visa Photos

    Please bring an example or a set of specifications for your requirements.


Bulgaria

Bulgarian Passport and Visa Photos Requirements

 

  • 3 photos required at35mm x 45mm
  • Gray background (20% specified)
  • The head size must be between 25 and 35mm
  • The passport photo must be printed on MATT paper
  • Bulgaria specifies that the image MUST be on taken on FILM
  • The paper used should be between 0.12 and 0.20mm in weight
  • No hats and hankerchiefs are allowed in the photographs, unless both ears and at least 1 cmof the hair of the photographed person are visible
  • Photographs of persons with beards and mustaches are allowed if they have them permanently. In cases of removing the beard or mustaches a new photograph should be taken and the ID documents should be changed.
  • Photographs of persons with wigs are allowed if they are worn permanently

Cambodia

Cambodia Passport and Visa Photos Specifications

  • 2X2 inches
  • Pale color or white background
  • Full face, front view
  • The photos must be identical
  • The photos must have been taken within the last six months
  • Photographs retouched so that your image is changed are unacceptable
  • Do not wear a hat unless for religious reasons (if so, please include and                        explanation)
  • Wear normal day-to-day attire. Do not wear uniforms
  • If you normally wear a wig, hearing aid or prescription glasses, wear them for           the photo

 

Cambodia Visa photos Requirements

  • Two (2) current passport sized photo(2 x 2 inches) (51mmx51mm)

China

Chinese Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Chinese Passport Photos

  • Chinese Passport Photos must be 48mm x 33mm
  • Chinese Passport Photos head height is between 28mm – 33mm
  • Head width is between 21mm – 24mm in Chinese Passport Photos
  • A white or light blue background is required for Chinese Passport Photos
  • Chinese Visa Photos
    • 48mm(h) x 33mm (w) in photos required for a Chinese visa
    • The visa photos must have been taken recently
    • Chinese visa photos must be full face
    • No hats are allowed for Chinese visa photos
    • Chinese visa requirements are the same as US passport photos

Colombia

Colombian Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Colombian Passport Photos Requirements

  • Three photos are required for Colombian passport and visas
  • The size is 5 x 2.5 inches
  • Colombian Passport photos must be taken on a white background
  • Head size is not specified for Colombian passport photo
  • Colombian Visa Photo Requirements
    • Colombian Visa Photos must be 2×2 inches (50x50mm)
    • A white background is specified
    • Straight on view of the face
    • The head must no be tilted
    • You must be looking straight into the camera
    • No hats or head covering except for religious reasons
    • No glasses

    Colombian Tourist Visa Requirements

    • Valid Passport with at least 3 available pages with 6 months validity.
    • Two photo copies of your passport
    • Visa application form signed and filled out in duplicate.
    • Three colored visa photos
    • Flight and hotels reservations, issued by the travel agency.
    • You must have a American Green card or valid visa.
    • Copy of the round trip ticket.
    • Document stating the the reason for your trip to Colombia.
    • Financial statement showing you have enough funds to cover your expenses.

Croatia

Croatian Passport and Visa Photos Requirements

 

  • 2 passport size photos of the applicant (color photo 4.5 x 3.5 cm)

Cypros
Cyprus Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Cyprus Passport Photo Requirements:

 

  • 2recent 4 x 5 cm One must be notarized by a Notary Public

CCzech
Czech Passport and Visa Photos Requirements

  • 2 passport photos required
  • The dimensions must be45 x 35mm
  • Both monochromatic and color photos are acceptable
  • Photo may not be older than six months
  • Distance between the top of the head without hair and the bottom of the chin          must be 32-36mmin the photo
  • Head must be straight and in the middle of your Czech passport photo
  • Both the head and shoulders must be turned straight toward the camera
  • Photo must be taken straight from the front
  • Subject must look straight at the camera with neutral expression
  • Mouth closed, eyes open and clearly visible
  • Must show the subject’s full face
  • Tinted glasses and eye patches are allowed only for medical reasons
  • Plain neutral and light background with no shadows
  • Photo must be printed on high-quality photograph paper, sharp and in focus. No scratches, stains or wrinkles
  • No manipulation or retouching allowed
  • Lighting must be uniform

Denmark
Danish Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Denmark specifies the following for both passport and visa photos:

 

  • Danish Passport and Visa photos must be recent
  • Photos must also be identical
  • Photos must be 5 cmhigh and 3.5 cm wide
  • Color or Black and white acceptable for Danish Passport and Visa Photos
  • The close-up of your head must measure between 0 cmand 3.6 cm from the bottom of your chin to the top of your head.
  • Background must be neutral and the quality must be suitable for scanning.
  • Head wear only permitted for religious beliefs and cannot not cover the front, cheekbones, the chin.

Estonia
Estonia Passport Photos Requirements

 

  • 1of 40mm x 50mm, head size 30mm – 40mm (min 20mm for 11 and younger), white back, mouth closed.

Ethiopia
Ethiopia Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Ethiopian Passport Photo

 

  • of 3cm x 4cm,white background photos.
  • Name of the applicant at the back of the photograph
  • Ethiopian Visa Photo
    • One of either 2×2inches or 3cm x 4cm

Finland
Finnish/Finland Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Finnish Passport Photo Requirements

  • Both b/w and color photos are acceptable for Finnish passports and Visas
  • The passport photo must not be older than six months
  • The photo must be 47mmhigh and 36mm
  • The distance between the top of the head without hair and the bottom of the            chin must be 32-36mmin the photo.
  • The photo must be taken against a plain gray background.
  • There must be no shadows in the background. in you passport or visa photo
  • The face must be clearly distinguishable against the background
  • The head must be straight and in the middle of the passport photo.
  • Both the head and the shoulders must be turned straight towards the camera
  • Portrait-style photos where the subject looks over one shoulder are not                      acceptable.
  • The photo must be taken straight from the front
  • The subject must look straight at the camera in Finnish visa and passport photos
  • Finnish passport and visa regulations state that the expression must be neutral.
  • Finnish regulations state that the mouth must be closed.
  • The eyes must be open and clearly visible
  • The photo must show the subject’s full face
  • Garments or hair must not cover any part of the face
  • The eyes must be clearly visible
  • Finland recommends that glasses be removed for the photo
  • Tinted glasses and eye patches are allowed only for medical reasons
  • The lighting must be uniform
  • The face and the background must be free of shadows and hot spots.
  • The red-eye effect must be prevented in your passport and visa photos
  • The color of the lighting must be natural, not bluish or reddish
  • The photo must not be over- or underexposed
  • The photo must be printed on high-quality photograph paper
  • The photo must be sharp and in focus
  • Photos must not be blurred or grainy.
  • The photo must be clean.No scratches, stains or wrinkles are allowed
  • Manipulation or digital retouching is not allowed.
  • Optical and other distortions of the dimensions of the face that impede visual or automatic identification are not allowed
  • Finnish Passport and Visa specifications for Babies and children under 11
  • People or objects must not be visible in the photo
  • A small child may be supported
  • There must be no visible supports of the baby (parents arms or hands)
  • For children younger than 11 years old, a photo with a smaller head size is acceptable
  • if blurring or other distortion cannot otherwise be avoided. In such photos, the height of the head must still be at least 25

France
French Passport and Visa Photos Requirements

 

  • French Passport and Visa photos must be formatted to 3.5 X 4.5 cm in size
  • The supplied photos must in color not black and white
  • The photos must show the top of the shoulders or the bottom of the neck
  • The head size in the photos must measure between 32mm and 36mm
  • The head should occupy between 70 and 80% of the passport or visa photo
  • Your face should be in the middle of the passport/visa photo
  • French passport photo should be recent – within 6 months
  • French passport and visa photos should be a good likeness of the subject
  • There should be natural skin tones and good contrast and brightness
  • French passport and visa require no flash reflections on the skin
  • No red eye please
  • The facial expression should be neutral, with mouth closed
  • There must no hair hair in front of the eye
  • The French agencies seem to advise you to take off your glasses for your passport

Georgia
Republic of Georgia Passport Photos Requirements

  • 4 of 35mm x 45mm

Germany
German Passport and Visa Photos Requirements

  • Full front view of face, centered for German passport and Visa photos
  • Features from chin to hairline and both sides of face must be clearly visible
  • From top to bottom face must be between 32 and 36 mm
  • Front of head (including hair) must be completely visible
  • Whole face must be clear, with proper contrast and sharpness
  • Face must be well lit, with no flash reflections, shadows or red eyes.
  • Background must be uniform, light-colored (ideally a neutral gray)
  • German Passports Photographs must show subject only
  • Shadows on the background or face are unacceptable in passport and Visa Photos
  • German passport and Visa photos should be printed on high-quality paper
  • Print Resolution must be at least 600 DPI (dots per inch)
  • German regulations specify neutral facial expressions and the closed mouth
  • For passport photos the subject must look straight into the camera
  • Eyes must be open and visible, not covered by hair or frame of glasses.
  • Reflections on glasses, tinted or sun glasses are unacceptable
  • The edge of the glasses or frame must not cover the eyes.
  • Head coverings of any kind are unacceptable for German Passport and Visa Photos

Ghana
Ghana Passport Photos Requirements

  • 4 of 2 x 2 photos color passport
  • Full face

Greece
Greek Passport and Visa Photos Requirements

  • Glasses are allowed but we normally ask people to remove them
  • Greek passport sand visas require two identical recent photos
  • With Babies you must not be able to see parents hands,fingers etc
  • You are not allowed to smile, frown or show your teeth
  • The skin color in Greek Passport Photos must be natural
  • The iris of the eyes must be clearly visible in Greek Passport photos
  • The head must occupy between 50% to 60% of the photo
  • Shoulders to the top of the head must occupy between 70 to 75% of the photo
  • Overall photograph size must be 40mm x 60 mm
  • Shadows in Greek Passport Photos are not allowed
  • Photos must be taken on a plain , white or off white background
  • Photos must be chemically developed on high quality photographic paper
  • Red eye in Greek passport and visa photos is unacceptable

Haiti
Haiti Passport Photos Requirements

  • 2of 2×2, white background

Hong Kong
Hong Kong Passport Photos Requirements

  • Three identical passport photos are required for Hong Kong passports
  • Hong Kong Passport photos specify no hats allowed
  • Overall size is 50x40mmfor Hong Kong Photos
  • Crown to Chin must be between 32 and 36mm
  • Background must be white
  • Recent Color Photos required for Hong Kong Passport Photos
  • Photos must be taken using plain white background showing applicant’s face and prominent features clearly
  • Photos should show applicants in decent attire, with sleeves and collar.
  • Applicants maybe allowed to wear eyeglasses provided the eyes are distinctly shown
  • Women are not allowed to wear a veil except in cases of Muslims and nuns
  • Long hair and earring are not allowed for men.
  • Photos taken at the MTR or Photo-Me are not acceptable

Hong Kong Visa Photos

  • The Consulate and passport agency require passport type photos
  • Hong Kong visa photos must be full face frontal
  • visa photo size of 2″ x 2″ is specified
  • The background must be whiteor off-white background
  • High resolution photos are required
  • The photos must be printed on high quality photo paper
  • Cut outs from personal photos are not acceptable

Hungary
Hungary Passport Photos Requirements

  • 2of 35mm x 45mm white background.

India
Indian Passport Pand Visa Photos Requirements
Indian Passport Photos

  • Photo sizes are specified as 35mm x 45mm50x50mm or 35mm x 35mm depending on which Indian Government agency web site you look at
  • Indian Passport photos require a white or off white background
  • You must look straight into the camera and your head must not be tilted
  • No profile or three quarter views of the head are allowed in Indian Passport Photo

The requirements are not clear as different Indian embassies specify different sizes for passports photos.

Indian OCI ( Overseas Citizenship of India )

  • OCI Photosmust be 50mm x 50mm square
  • Two identical photos are required for Indian OCI applications
  • A light gray background is required for OCI pictures
  • A white background is definitely not allowed

Indian Visa (for visitors from Overseas)

Photo Requirements:

  • Color photo, size of 2 x 2 inch (50 x 50 mm).
  • Full face, front view, eyes open, natural expression
  • The background should be a plain light colored background.
  • No shadows on the face or the background
  • Head coverings are allowed only for religious reasons
  • Head covering must not obscure any part of the face
  • Chin to crown of head must be 1 to 1-3/8 inches (25 to 35 mm).
  • Eye height is between 1- 1/8 inches to 1-3/8 inches
  • No digital retouching or enhancement allowed

Babies under 1 year of age do not need their eyes open


Indonesia
Indonesian Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Indonesia Passport Photos Requirements

  • Different photo sizes are specified 2 of 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch photos
  • Other Indonesian Consulates require 6 of 2 x 2 inch
  • Red Background is required for Indonesian Passport Photos
  • You must look straight into the camera
  • The image must be in the center

Indonesia Visa Photos

  • Indonesian Visa photos should be 50x50cm
  • The visa photo should be taken on a white background
  • Two identical colour photos are required
  • The image size measured from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head (including hair) should be no less than 1 inch and not more than 1-3/8 inches
  • The photos must have been taken within the last six months
  • Wear normal day to day clothes . Do not wear uniforms
  • If you normally wear a wig or hearing aid
  • We normally advise customers to remove their glasses

Iran
Iran Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Iran Passport Photos Requirements

  • 4 photos – 3.5cms x 4.5cms in size and be in color and with a white background. Subject should be looking directly at the camera. All women above the age of 9 must have their hair covered in the photos with the face clearly visible.

 

Iran Visa Photos Requirements

For a tourist visa you need to submit the visa application for in duplicate along with 3 photos – 3.5cms X 4.5cms in size . The application should be accompanied by your passport and a round trip ticket. The passport should be valid for a period of 6 months beyond the date of departure from Iran.

For a business visa only a single copy of the form along with one photo

  • -3.5cms X 4.5cms 

Isreal
Israeli Passport and Visa Photos Requirements
Israeli Passport Photos Requirements

  • Overall size of passport photo should be 50mm x 50mm
  • Israeli Passport photos must have a head size between 25mm – 35mm
  • They must appear in clear/good quality
  • They must be printed on good quality photographic paper
  • Show the full face from the front view (both ears should be showing)
  • The passport photos must have ave been taken within the last six months
  • Colour Photographs only, no Black and white
  • Israeli passport photos also specify that the subject should be neatly  dressed

Israeli Visa Photo Requirements

The requirements for an Israeli Visa photo are the same as the passport photo specification


Ireland
Irish Passport Photos Requirements

  • If spectacles are worn the eyes must be clearly visible
  • 2 identical recent photos are needed
  • The passport photos must be no more than 6 months old
  • In the case of babies, no visible support must be seen
  • Irish Passport photo requirements state that no teeth be visible
  • You must have a neutral expression and you must nor smile
  • Face and shoulders must be in the middle for Irish Passport Photos
  • Irish Passport Photos must have natural skin colour
  • The length from chin to crown of head must between 32mm to 36 mm
  • The minimum photograph size is 35mm x 45mm: Max size is 38mm x 50mm
  • There must be no shadows on the face or background in Irish Passport Photos
  • Photos must be taken against a plain, uniform, white or light gray background
  • Black and White is preferred but colour is also acceptable

No red eye is allowed in Irish Passport Photos