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Italy Passport Photos

Italy Passport Photo Specs

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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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.

 

China Passport Photos

China Passport Photo Specifications

  • Chinese Passport Photos must be 48mm x 33mm
  • Chinese Passport Photos head height is between 28mm – 33mm
  • Head width is between 21mm – 24mm in Chinese Passport Photos
  • A white or light blue background is required for Chinese Passport Photos

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  • If you decide to order your passport photos for China with us, please make sure your photo meets following requirements:
    • Full UPPER HALF BODY view with all facial features clearly visible.
    • Photo has no shadows (To avoid shadows, stand around 3 feet away from the wall)
    • Make sure the background in your photo is uniform with white of light blue color.
    • Face should neither be too bright nor too dark
    • If wearing spectacles – reflection of light from the glasses should not be visible.
    • No visible shadow on the face or background.
    • Do not wear white/ light colored shirt as it blends with light background.

Australia Passport Photos

Passport Photos- Australia

When it comes to validation of passport photos, Australian consulate officers are probably among the most strict in the world. Several customers have told us that they tried some other services or tried to make passport photos themselves for applying or renewing their Australian Passport but they ran into multiple rejections. We have helped several such customers. We do not hesitate to say that photos created by us have the highest acceptance rate with various Consulates of Australia in the USA.

Try us out and we can assure you that we will provide you the passport photos that will run into minimum issues. If you do, we will make another set of photos for you free.

The basics of Australian Passport photos:

  • Size – 45–50mm (1 3/4″ -1 15/16″ ) high and 35–40mm (1 3/8″ -1 9/16″ ) wide
  • The photo should show head and top of shoulders close up, so the measurement of the face from the bottom of the chin to the crown (i.e. top of head without hair) is between 32mm and 36mm (1 1/4″ -1 7/16″ ).

Australian Passport Photos-Quality and style

  • print on high-quality paper and use high resolution
  • show natural skin tones and have appropriate brightness and contrast, no flash reflections and no red eye
  • show you with a neutral expression and mouth closed have a plain, light-colored background (e.g. white, cream or pale blue)
  • show you looking directly at the camera
  • show you with no hair across your eyes
  • show both edges of your face clearly
  • not show you looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or with head tilted
  • photograph cannot be manipulated, for example, by removing spots or softening lines.

Photo Validation guide for Adult/Child:

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UK Passport Photos

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United Kingdom/England (UK) Pasport Photo Size and Requirements (England Passport Pictures)

“UK Passport Photo Size”:

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From BBC News link:

Subjects must look straight ahead with mouths shut and “neutral” expressions. Other rules include the size of the photo – 45mm by 35mm – which must be printed on normal photographic paper. Applicants must be on their own in the picture and their head and shoulders must take up 65% to 75% of the frame.

If your application form requires different size or has some new requirements, let us know that information along with your order by sending an e-mail to passportphotos@hotmail.com.

UK Passport Picture requirements:

 

  • Subjects must look straight ahead with mouths shut and “neutral” expressions.
  • Passport picture size needs to be- 45mm by 35mm –
  • United Kingdon Passport Photos must be printed on normal photographic paper.
  • Applicants must be on their own in the picture and their head and shoulders must take up 65% to 75% of the frame.

Detailed requirements for “UK Passport pictures” from UK Government website- Home Office- Identity and Passport Service

The standards for passport photos With all applications, you must include two identical recent photographs. These must meet internationally agreed standards and must be of a true likeness of you. The photographs must:

  • be in colour, not black and white;
  • be identical;
  • be taken within the last month;
  • be 45 millimetres (mm) high x 35 millimetres (mm) wide (do not trim your photographs to meet this condition);
  • be in clear and sharp focus, with a clear difference between your face and the background;
  • be taken against a plain cream or plain light grey background;
  • not have red-eye; be of you facing forward, looking straight at the camera; not be torn, creased, or marked; be printed on plain white photographic;
  • be free from shadows; be taken with your eyes open and clearly visible (no sunglasses or tinted glasses and no hair across your eyes);
  • be free from reflection or glare on your glasses, and the frames must not cover your eyes (where possible, we recommend that you remove your glasses);
  • show you with a neutral expression and your mouth closed (no grinning, frowning or raised eyebrows); be of you on your own (no toys, baby’s dummy or other people on the photo);
  • be professionally printed. Photographs printed at home are not likely to be of an acceptable quality;
  • show your full head, without any head covering, unless you wear it for religious beliefs or medical reasons;
  • be taken with nothing covering your face. Please make sure nothing covers the outline of your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • be a close-up of your head and shoulders so that your head, from the bottom of your chin to your crown is between 29mm and 34mm high; and clear of writing on the front and back.

Sample UK Passport photos:

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Sample of Bad/Invalid photos for UK Passport

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Important Links for UK/Schengen Passport Photos:

From BBC News linkNew passport photo standards due for UK Passport Photos

Full guidelines are available for members of the public by clicking here (pdf, 301kb, new window)
UK Guide for professional photographers

USA Passport photos

Passport Photos- USA- main requirements

  • 2×2 inch in size
  • 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.

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USA Naturalization photos (N-400), Citizenship photos, Immigration photos, USA Green-card photos all now have same size and other requirements. They are all same.

However if you need Lottery Visa photo or DS-160 Photo (US Non-Immigrant Online Visa Photo), you will need 2×2 digital image. They have online applications for Diversity Visa (Lottery Visa) and certain Non-Immigrant visas for USA and with your application, you will be require to upload a digital 2×2 image (in 600×600 pixels to 1200×1200 pixels) For more information on the 2×2 digital image, you can click on the link here.

“Passport Photo Size”:Passport Picture Size 2″x2″

 

  • Two Passport Photos
  • Passport Photo Size“: Your photographs must be: 2×2 inches in size
  • Identical
  • Taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance
  • Color
  • Full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background Between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head
  • Taken in normal street attire Uniforms should not be worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily.
  • Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline. If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device, wig or similar articles, they should be worn for your picture.
  • Dark glasses or nonprescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required.