Make Hong Kong Passport / Visa Photo Online

How idPhotoDIY works

Step 1: Take passport photo using smart phone or digital camera.

  • Take the photo in front of a plain background such as white wall or screen.
  • Make sure that there are no other objects in the background.
  • Make sure there are no shadows on your face or on the background.
  • Position the camera in the same height as the head.
  • Shoulders should be visible, and there should be enough space around the head for cropping the photo.

Step 2: Upload the photo to make passport size photo.

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Passport Photo Size and Requirements

  • Photo size must be 40 x 50 mm (4 x 5 cm).
  • Head must be between 32 - 36 mm from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head.
  • Use a plain white background

Example Photos

Hong Kong passport photo requirements

Other Passport / Visa Photo Rules, Guidelines, and Specifications

When you take the photo, please do not wear head dress, and avoid heavy make-up and overly dark or overly light-coloured clothing.

The photograph will not be accepted if the applicant in the photograph is:

  • Not centred
  • Wearing a frame across eyes
  • With hair across eyes or eyebrows
    Seen with flash reflection on face/glasses
  • With shadow
  • Too light
  • Too dark

Hong Kong passport photo requirements

Your photograph will be personalised on the data page of your passport or Doc/I by laser engraving. The quality of the image that appears on your passport or Doc/I will depend on the quality and colour of the original photograph you furnish.

Please do not fold, staple, or write on the back of the photograph, or attach the photograph to the application form by paper clip. Otherwise, the photograph will become unsuitable for passport or Doc/I personalisation.

An application with a substandard photograph will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant.

Acceptable File Format of Digital Photograph for Online Application (For passport application only)

Image type: JPEG
File size: 600Kbytes or below
Acceptable dimension:

Captured by scanner (600dpi) - Photograph size: 40 mm(W) x 50 mm(H)
Captured by digital camera - Image size: 1200 px(W) x 1600 px(H)

References

How to make Hong Kong Passport / Visa photo at home


Step 1: Use a digital camera or a smartphone

Find someone to take the photo for you and selfie photo is not acceptable for passport photo application. If you have a tripod, use it. A tripod will make it easier to keep the camera steady and level. The distance of the person to the camera should be around 1 meter.

Step 2: Find a venue with good lighting

When taking photo, you should face the light, such as a nice bright window or the door. This can provide even lighting to avoid shadows on the face and background. The face must be evenly lit. There should be no shadows and glares on the face.

Note: No need to worry about the background as our online passport photo generator will automatically remove or change the background for you.

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Step 3: Wear properly for your passport photo

Do not wear uniforms. Wear regular street clothes in your photo.

Do not wear eyeglasses. If you wear glasses, sunglasses, or tinted glasses, take them off for your passport photo.

Your face must still be fully visible.  Don’t let your hair drape over your face and obscure your eyes. If you have very long bangs that cover your eyebrows, you should pin them back with bobby pins. It’s best if your ears show, as well, but that won’t cause your photo to be rejected.

No hats are allowed in passport photos unless it is religious headgear such as a headscarf or yarmulke that you wear every day.

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Step 4: Pose for a passport

Look straight towards the camera with face straight on. Head should not be tilted or rotated.

Both ears showing or both edges of the face visible if hair covers the ears.

Shoulders should be visible, and there should be enough space around the head for cropping the photo.

Position the camera in the same height as the head.

unacceptable passport photo

unacceptable passport photo

Step 5: Have a neutral facial expression

You can smile in your passport photos, but the government prefers that you have a neutral facial expression.

Smiling or having your mouth open is usually not acceptable, especially under the new international passport rules.

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Unacceptable passport photo

 

Good and bad examples of passport photos

Example of passport photos

Printed passport photos

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