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The Standard of Passport Photos

The photos must be
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Identical;
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Recent (taken within the last six month);
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35-40 millimetres (mm) wide x 45-50 millimetres (mm) high. (please do not trim your photos to meet this condition);
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Taken against a light background so that your features are clearly distinguishable against the background;
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Printed on low-gloss, plain white photo-quality paper (with no watermarks, embossing or printing on the back);
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Undamaged, for example, by creases from paperclips;
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Of you on your own (no toys, dummies or other people visible);
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A close-up of your head and shoulders so that your head, from the bottom of your chin to your crown is between 25mm and 34mm high; and clear of writing on the front and back.
The photos must also:
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Be in sharp focus and clear;
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Have a strong definition between the face and background; and
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Be printed professionally. Photos printed at home are not likely to be of an acceptable quality.
The photos must show
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No shadows;
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You facing forwards, looking straight towards the camera;
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A neutral expression, with your mouth closed;
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Your eyes open and clearly visible (with no sunglasses or heavily tinted glasses,and no hair across your eyes);
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No reflection or glare on your glasses, and the frames should not cover your eyes (you may find it easier to remove your glasses);
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Your full head, without any head covering, unless it is worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons;
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Nothing covering your face. Please make sure nothing covers the outline of your eyes, nose or mouth.
Photos of children 5 years and under.
The above-mentioned Standards for Passport Photos apply to photos of babies and young children too.
The key ones are:
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The baby or child should be against a light background so that their features are clearly distinguishable against the background.
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The baby or child should be on its own (no toys, dummies or other people visible).
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The full face should be seen.
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Both eyes should be open (for children over 6 months).
 

 

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