Photographs for ID Documents

You must supply a recent photo taken in the last month.

The photo must be:

  • clear and in focus
  • in colour
  • unaltered by computer software
  • at least 600 pixels wide and 750 pixels tall
  • at least 50KB and no more than 6MB


The photo must:

  • be taken against a plain white or light-coloured background
  • be in clear contrast to the background


Photo guides:

  • no ‘red eye’
  • no other objects or people
  • no covering of the face
  • no shadows on your face or behind you


When you take the photo, you must :

  • be facing forwards and looking straight at the camera
  • have a plain expression and your mouth closed
  • have your eyes open and visible
  • not have hair in front of your eyes
passport photos guide

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