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.
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.