GUIDANCE : Photographs
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GUIDANCE : Photographs

As your photograph is scanned and printed on the passport, it should be of a high quality for reproduction and conform to

International Civil Aviation Organization specifications:

  • Two (2) photographs of 2 inches x 2 inches or 35mm x 35mm photos -  one to be pasted in the box on page 1 (one) and the 2nd photo to be stapled on the blank portion (below ‘for official use only’) on page 4 (four).

  • Sufficiently bright colour photo with frontal view of full face against a light background

  • Close-up of head and top of shoulders with the face filling up 70% to 80% of the photo

  • Sharp focus, clear, and of high quality

  • Following kinds of photographs are not accepted

    • Black and white photographs
    • Photographs with coloured or dark glasses
    • With dark background or in uniform
    • Polaroid, home-shot or home-scanned, or unduly large/small photographs are not accepted

  • Photograph should be recent and in no case more than six months old

  • If there is distinct difference between your photograph in the earlier passport and the current photograph, sign on the front of the second photograph on the 'blank part of page 4' and have it notarized (follow process of ‘Change of Appearance.’)