Tips on how to take a perfect passport photo on your own

Before you submit, ensure that your photos meet these minimum standards.

Passport photo requirements:

  • 1. Height of the head top of hair to bottom of chin should be 25mm-35mm
  • 2. Eye height should be between 8mm-35mm from the bottom of the photo
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  • Be in colour and free of shadows
  • Be taken against a white background unless directed otherwise
  • Have been taken in the last six months
  • Show the applicant looking directly into the camera , afacing-forward and with head straight
  • Have eyes open, pupils and irises visible
  • Have a neutral expression when required , otherwise a natural smile is acceptable
  • Not display hats, uniforms or head covering except for religious purposes
How to take a passport picture