Photo Guidelines

Passport Photo must be

Please upload the appropriate photo background and dimensions with application. Failure to do so may delay the process or cause application denial.


Passport Photo Must be

  • A color photo (not black and white)
  • Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper
  • Taken within 6 months to reflect your current appearance.
  • Taken full -face view directly facing the camera

Make sure photo presents the full head from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin

  • Center the head with the frame
  • Format allowed: jpg, png, gift

Digital image head size template

  • Please base size on actual photo measurement and not screen appearance.
  • Photo must be 2 inches by 2 inches.
  • The height of the head (top of hair to bottom of chin) should measure 1 inch to 1 3/8 inches (25 mm - 35 mm).
  • Make sure the eye height is between 1 1/8 inches to 1 3/8 inches (28 mm – 35 mm) from the bottom of the photo.
  • The top of the head including the hair, to the bottom of the chin must be between 50% and 69% of the image's total height. The eye height (measured from the bottom of image to the level of the eyes) should be between 56% and 69% of the image's height.
  • Image pixel dimensions must be in a square aspect ratio (the height must be equal to the width). Minimum acceptable dimensions are 600 pixels (width) x 600 pixels (height). Maximum acceptable dimensions are 1200 pixels (width) x 1200 pixels (height).

Unacceptable Photo Image

  • Blurred photos are unacceptable. Picture should be retaken.
  • Glare from eyeglasses are unacceptable. If a slight tilt of the head does not eliminate reflection, the glasses should be removed.
  • Do not look up or down. Do not lean forward or backward. Please sit up or stand straight and look directly into the camera.

Acceptable Photo Images

  • Photo images are clear.
  • Travelers are seated or standing straight and looking forward.
  • There are no obstructions of the facial view.
  • Subjects are displaying a neutral facial expression and both eyes opened.