|Passport picture size
|Width: 35 mm, Height: 45 mm
|Image definition parameters
|Head must be between 70 to 80 % of the photograph from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
|Digital photo for online submission
|Digital photo size
|Width: 413 pixels , Height: 531 pixels
|Photo Paper type
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.