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Photo Requirements

The photographs which you have to provide with your application must be in the format specified below. These format requirements meet internationally agreed standards.

  • Size 480 * 640

  • with the subject facing forward, looking straight at the camera

  • in colour, not black and white

  • taken against a light grey or cream background

  • free from shadows

  • taken with the eyes open and clearly visible (with no sunglasses or tinted spectacles, and no hair across the eyes)

  • with a neutral expression with the mouth closed (no grinning, frowning or raised eyebrows)

  • Image of the personТs face only, no other people or objects

  • In sharp focus without blur

  • with a strong definition between face and background.

  • Taken no more than 6 months before

  • No red eyes effect

  • No additional processing

  • taken of the full head, without any covering unless worn for religious or medical reasons

  • be free from reflection or glare on spectacles, the frames of which must not cover the eyes




 Acceptable: medical transparent glasses are allowed


Not acceptable: Portrait style photographs are not permitted


Not acceptable: Even a slight smile distorts the normal facial features


Not acceptable: the mouth is open, smile, the head is turned


Not acceptable: Hair covering the face is not permitted


Not acceptable: Dark glasses and smiling are not permitted


Not acceptable: Hats are not permitted


Not acceptable: other objects are not allowed





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