Basic Requirements

  • Use photos taken less than 6 months ago only.
  • Photo should be taken with white or off-white background.
  • Use a clear image of your face. Do not use filters commonly used on social media.
  • No selfies.Have someone else take your photo.
  • A recommended distance is about four feet away.
  • Make sure photo has enough space on top of head

What is Acceptable and Unacceptable?

Shadows and Lighting

Acceptable Photo is clear and in color, reproduces skin tones accurately, and is properly exposed with no shadows.

Acceptable Color must be accurate Photo tip: You may need to adjust your camera's white balance setting depending on the lighting.

Acceptable Photo is clear and in color, reproduces skin tones accurately, and is properly exposed with no shadows.

Unacceptable There are shadows on the face and background Photo tip: You should use uniform illumination to prevent shadows on face and background.

Unacceptable Photo is underexposed Photo tip: Photo should not be overexposed or underexposed. You should adjust your camera exposure or use extra lighting.

FAQ's for Online Passport Photo

How to take your own Passport Photo at home?

  • Have someone else take your photo. No selfies please.
  • Use a plain white or off-white background.
  • You can’t have any shadows in your passport photo, so taking it in natural daylight on a sunny day works best.
  • Make sure the camera is atleast 4-5 feet distance from person
  • Face the camera with your head centered in the frame and not tilted with a neutral expression or natural smile.
  • If you plan to use a tool such as, capture the halfbody picture with enough space on the top of the head. This is very important as photo cropping tool need enough room crop face acrroding to the required dimentions.
  • Check some of the example photos to see what is acceptable on home page

how to create passport photos online free on

  • Visit home page and follow those simple three steps.
  • Get couple of photos in hand before you try upload, so that you will have an option to choose the best one among them.
  • If you can take picture in clean plain or white background with out any shades , you can use free croping option from the to crop it and download for free
  • White or Custom background option is our paid feature and optional,So only use it when you needed.

What are the requirements of passport photo?

  • Though each country has its own requirements above Basic requirements are generic and still applies from quality perseptive.
  • You can find some of these requirements on the country specific governament websites

How to take photos of children or babies?

  • Children must be on their own in the picture. Babies must not be holding toys or using dummies.
  • If you’re taking a photo of a child who can sit or stand independently, have your child sit or stand with their back to the white wall. Make sure the lighting across your child’s face is even, without shadows or glare. Nothing should be near your child’s head or shoulders in the photo — no furniture, decorations, toys, or other objects. Have your child look directly at the camera, and start snapping photos.Take enough photos, so that you do not have to do the setup again.
  • For an infant, the best way to take the photo is to spread a white sheet on the floor, and have the baby lie on the sheet. Stand over the baby and take the photo looking straight down at your baby’s face.Make sure that you aren’t casting a shadow on the baby!