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ID card photos

ID Identity Card Photos.

Many times you want be a member of some library or want to get a travel pass, you will need a photo. Photos are often needed for college applications or school admissions. Many government forms require for photos. Many times, employers would ask you for a passport sized photos.

We can help you with such needs. Most of the time, you don’t need to have photos that meet all of the requirements of US Passport or Visa photos.  Most photos in 2×2 size will be accepted for most of the purposes.

Official ID card in the USA:
If you don’t have a passport or a drivers license but it is often a good idea to carry state issued ID card.  In USA, you can go to any DMV office and apply for an ID card.

Some useful links:

http://www.dmv.org/id-cards.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Identity_documents_in_the_United_States

Philippines PRC photos

PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) Photos:

We can help you with PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) photos too. If you want to place an order for these photos, please do mention “Philippines PRC Photos” as a Country name on your order with PayPal.

Note: If you are not in the USA, we can still help you get the PRC photos. Instead of sending you the photos in the mail, we will put 8 such photos on a 4×6 print format and email you. 4×6 inch print format is very common the world over and can be printed in almost every photo lab/photo store.

PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) Photos Specs:

 

  • 35x 45 mm (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm )
  • colored
  • white background
  • with complete name tag at the bottom.

Sample of PRC (Professional Regulation Commission) Photo:

PRC Professional Regulation Photo

Hong Kong Passport Photos

Hong Kong Passport Photo Specs

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  • Three identical passport photos are required for Hong Kong passports
  • Hong Kong Passport photos specify no hats allowed
  • Overall size is 50x40mm for Hong Kong Photos
  • Crown to Chin must be between 32 and 36mm
  • Background must be white
  • Recent Colour 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

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Italy Passport Photos

Italy Passport Photo Specs

New Zealand Passport Photos

New Zealand Passport Photo Specs

  • Photos must be less than 6 months old.
  • New Zealand Passport Photo size 35mm x 45mm.
  • Head size in Passport Photos for New Zealand
    head, including hair, should fit within the oval shown in the template below
    • maximum size of head, including hair, must be 80% of photo
    • head must be cantered, with a clear gap around the sides and top of the head, including hair.
  • use high quality, high resolution photo paper
  • you can also use colour film or low gloss coated thermal papers as long as the printer is high resolution
  • DO NOT use matt paper, heavy-backed thermal paper or an ink-jet printer.
  • the background must be plain and light, but not white 
    • there must be strong contrast between image and background, with no shadows.

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New Zealand Passport Photo requirements

Photo age

• photos must be less than 6 months old.

New Zealand Passport Photo size

• standard size 35mm x 45mm.

Head size in Passport Photos for New Zealand

• head, including hair, should fit within the oval shown in the template below
• maximum size of head, including hair, must be 80% of photo
• head must be cantered, with a clear gap around the sides and top of the head, including hair.

Paper quality

• use high quality, high resolution photo paper
• you can also use colour film or low gloss coated thermal papers as long as the printer is high resolution
• DO NOT use matt paper, heavy-backed thermal paper or an ink-jet printer.

Passport Photo quality

• photo must be a true image, not altered in any way
• photo must be in focus, with no red-eye and no reflected light on the face.

Passport Photo Background

• the background must be plain and light, but not white
• there must be strong contrast between image and background, with no shadows.

Passport Photo Pose

• face the camera straight on, with your head straight, eyes open and mouth closed
• maintain a neutral expression, not smiling or frowning
• ensure you have no hair across your face or eyes as eyes must be clearly visible.

Glasses

• eyes must be clearly showing through glasses, with no reflection
• remove glasses with heavy-rimmed frames
• do not wear sunglasses, or glasses with tinted lenses that obscure your eyes.

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India OCI Photos

India Passport/ OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India)/ PIO Card/ Visa Photo requirements

  • 2×2 inch
  • Head needs to be between 1 and 1.37 inch.
  • The distance between Eye-level and the bottom of the photo should than more than 1.12 inches.

Note: If you need photos for bank accouonting opening or for some legal work in India, normally they ask for 35x35mm sized photos. Let us know what size, or what is the use of the photos, at the time of placing your order.

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If you are in Australia, Canada, New Zealand or any other country, we can still help you. Please refer to your paperwork and let us know the photo size needed on your order.

Russia Passport Photos

Russian Passport Photo Specs

There are two sets of photo specs on the Internet for Russia. So if you know which specs your paperwork is asking for let us know. By default, we use Specs #2 from below:

 Specs#1

  • Photos should be 3.5cms X 4.5cms
  • Head must occupy atounf 70-75% of the total photo
  • There should be around 5mm from top of the photo to the top of the head

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Specs#2

  • The picture size must be 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8″ x 1 3/4″).
  • The size of the head, from chin to crown, must be between 25 mm and 30 mm.
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  • The size of the face must not be less than 20 mm
  • The distance from the chin to the photograph bottom line must not be less than 15 mm (3/5″)
  • The face must be square to the camera with a neutral expression The photographs must show the full front view of the head, which must be close to the top of the frame. The top of the shoulders must be seen in the photo.

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India PAN Card Photos

India PAN Card Photo size:

‘Individual’ applicants should affix two recent colour photographs with white background (size 3.5 cm x 2.5 cm) in the space provided on the acknowledgment. The photographs should not be stapled or clipped to the acknowledgment. The clarity of image on PAN card will depend on the quality and clarity of photograph affixed on the acknowledgment.

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Please note that
(i) “The photo is to be like indian type of passport which shows upto shoulders. The photos should show 50 to 60% covers head portion and the balance upto and below shoulder line for acceptance It does not matter if the photo is slightly bigger.”
(ii) the photos submitted by PAN Card applicants are scanned by NSDL in India. For scanning photos, it helps if PAN Card photos are printed on Matt paper. So to make sure your photos are scanned with minimum issues, please email us address of Walmart if you are picking up photos at your local store. Only Walmart prints photos of online orders on Matt paper. All other stores print them on glossy paper. Or, you can ask us to email the photos which you can take to Costco which also prints on Luster (which is very similar to Matt) or get it printed yourself. Note: We have seen photos printed on glossy paper also accepted without issues so it does not seem like a big deal.
(iii) In the specs they mention White background, but some customers have reported that the NSDL scanning prefers a slightly blue/very light blue background so unless you specify, we will create photos on very light blue background.

Germany Passport/Visa Photos

Germany Passport/Visa Photo Specifications

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  • The Germany Passport photo must clearly show the person’s facial features from the bottom of the chin to the crown (the top of the head, not the top of the hair) as well as the left and right sides of the face.
  • The face must take up 70%- 80% of the German Passport picture. This corresponds to a height of 32 – 36mm.
    Because it is often difficult to determine where the top of the head would be without hair, photos should be rejected only if the face measures less than 27mm or more than 40mm.
  • In the case of voluminous hairstyles, the entire head (including hair) must be visible without reducing the size of the face, if possible.
  • The face must be centred in the photo.
  • The background must be one colour and bright (ideally a neutral grey colour) and in a contrasting colour to the face and hair. In the case of light-coloured hair, a medium-grey background is suitable whilst a light-grey background is suitable for dark hair. The background must not be patterned.
    The photo must show only the person to be photographed (no other persons or objects in the photo).
    Shadows on the background are not acceptable.
  • GERMANY PASSPORT PHOTOS for CHILDRENFor children aged 9 and under, the following requirements apply: The face should take up 50 ¡V 80% of the photo. This means that the face from the bottom of the chin to the crown (the top of the head, not the top of the hair) should measure between 22 and 36mm. Because it is often difficult to determine where the top of the head would be without hair, photos should be rejected only if the face measures less than 17mm or more than 40mm. See below for special requirements in the case of babies and very young children.