Photogrpahs for Passports Consular Services

Photogrpahs for Passports

Photogrpah / Signature requirement for Passports

  • Applicants are required to submit two recent, passport size, colour photographs (2 inch x 2 inch) along with their applications. One of the photographs should be pasted within the photo box of the application only.  The remaining three photos should be kept in an envelope and submitted along with the application form.
  • Kindly ensure that face must be photographed from a full frontal position and the height of the face must meet the prescribed specifications. The eyes must be open, level and clearly visible within the indicated area. The face should be centered within the frame.
  • The quality of the photograph appearing on the passport depends on the photograph that is submitted at the time of applying for a passport. The passport seekers are, therefore, advised not to use scanned photographs. 
  • The photo print should be clear and with a continuous tone quality.
  • The photo should present the entire head, from top of the hair to bottom of the chin.
  • The background should be of plain white or off-white color.
  • Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from the bottom of the chin to top of the forehead as well as both edges of the face must be clearly shown.
  • The expression on the face should look natural.
  • Photos for children: It must be ensured that the hands and waist of the child should not appear in the photo. Only the face and the tip of the shoulder should appear in the photos as per specifications given above.
  • In case of minor applicants, Signature/Thumb impression box should contain the minor's signature or thumb impression. Minor's parents should not put their signature or thumb impression in this box.
  • Use only a blue/black ball point pen for signature.
  • In case of thumb impressions on the application forms, use right hand thumb impression for female applicants, left hand thumb impressions for male applicants.
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