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Photo Requirements

Each visa applicant is required to submit one color photo taken within the last 6 months of the application date according to the following instructions:

  • Size:  Measure 50 mm (2 inches) square. The applicant's head (measured from top of the hair to the bottom of the chin) must measure 25 mm (1 inch) to 35 mm; the applicant's eye level must be 28 mm to 35 mm from the bottom of the photo. Photographs of the incorrect size will not be accepted.
  • Background: The photo must be on a white background. Colored or patterned backgrounds are unacceptable.
  • Type of photo:  Show the applicant facing straight ahead, looking neither down nor to the side, with applicant's head centered in the frame and applicant's ears exposed.

Learn more about photo specifications.