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WEB PASSPORT PHOTO REQUIREMENTS

All WEB PASSPORT applications must include a recent passport photograph that meets the following criteria:

- recent;

- 45 millimetres (mm) x 35 millimetres (mm);

- a close-up of your head and shoulders so that your face covers approximately 65 to 75% of the photograph;

- taken against an off-white, cream or light grey plain background so that your features are clearly distinguishable against the background; and

- of you on your own (no toys, dummies or other people visible).

The photographs must:

- be in sharp focus and clear;

- have a strong definition between the face and background; and

- be scanned at 1200dpi resolution or better if they are digital or scanned photographs.

The photographs must show:

- no shadows;

- your full face, looking straight at the camera:

- a neutral expression, with your mouth closed;

- your eyes open and clearly visible (with no sunglasses or heavily tinted glasses, and no hair across your eyes);

- no reflection on your spectacles, if you wear them, and the frames should not cover your eyes. We recommend that you remove your glasses to avoid these problems;

- your full head, without any head covering, unless it is worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons; and

- your face uncovered.


Web passport photo requirements How to take a digital photograph for online submission?

Web passport photo requirements Guidelines on Taking Photograph

Web passport photo requirements How do I prepare a scanned digital image of my photograph?

Web passport photo requirements To Prepare a Digital Image of Your Photograph



How to take a digital photograph for online submission?

Step 1: Choosing a Digital camera


Step 2: Set-Up

The first step to a successful photograph begins with a careful setup.

You should ensure that you


Step 3: Taking the Picture

A successful photograph should also present the subject accurately.

As such, you should ensure that:


Other notes:


Step 4: Transferring the photo from camera to computer



Guidelines on Taking Photograph

a) You should face the camera directly

b) Facial features should be clearly evident in the photo

c) Eyeglasses should be worn if normally used. However, the glare on the eyeglasses should be avoided

d) Background should be plain white

e) Photo image should not be cropped off

f) Photo image should have an even exposure

How do I prepare a scanned digital image of my photograph?

In order to prepare a digital image of your photograph using a scanner, you would require:

Web passport photo requirements A scanner
Web passport photo requirements Compatible software installed in your computer (PC)
Web passport photo requirements A recent passport sized colour photograph that meets the following specifications:



To Prepare a Digital Image of Your Photograph

Step 1:

Obtain a colour photograph of yourself that meets the specifications listed above.

Step 2:

Place your photograph face down on the glass bed of the scanner.

Step 3:

Once you are ready, you can either scan the image or use the preview function to view the image of your photograph. You would need to specify the area to be scanned by using your mouse to click and drag over the area that should be scanned.

Note:Note: This is to avoid a situation where the whole page is scanned resulting in only a small image of yourself.

Step 4:

Once the scan button is clicked again, you will be able to view on your monitor a clear image of your photograph.

Step 5:

You can then use the existing tools available in your scanning software to:



Step 4:

Once you are satisfied with the scanned image of your photograph, you may then save the image under a given name with the file format specified to .jpg extension .




Note:

No alteration, removal, amendment or enhancement of the photo image of the passport applicant's natural facial features are allowed. This includes removal or addition of birth marks, mole or tattoo etc. that constitutes the permanent facial feature of the applicant.