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Passport / Visa / OCI / PIO / PCC Photo Requirement and Size

Passport / Visa / OCI / PIO / PCC / Birth Certificate Paper Photo (Hard Copy) Specification

  • Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.
  • The face should cover about 60-70 percent of the photo area
  • The applicant’s head, including both face and hair, should be shown from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin.
  • Please ensure both ears, neck, and shoulders are clearly visible.
  • The head must be centered within the frame.
  • Photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open.
  • Background should be plain light colored without borders with contract colored clothes (not white clothes).
  • Photos with dark, busy, or patterned backgrounds will not be accepted.
  • No shadows on the face or on the background.

The photograph should be in colour and of the size of 2 inch x 2 inch(51 mm x 51 mm) 

  • The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous-tone quality.
  • It should have full face, front view, eyes open.
  • Photo should present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.
  • Center head within frame.
  • The background should be a plain white or off-white.
  • There should not be any distracting shadows on the face or on the background.
  • Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.
  • The expression on the face should look natural.

Passport / Visa / OCI / PIO / PCC / Birth Certificate Paper Digital Photo Specification

  • Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.
  • The face should cover about 60-70 percent of the photo area
  • The applicant’s head, including both face and hair, should be shown from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin.
  • Please ensure both ears, neck, and shoulders are clearly visible.
  • The head must be centered within the frame.
  • Photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open.
  • Background should be plain light colored without borders with contract colored clothes (not white clothes).
  • Photos with dark, busy, or patterned backgrounds will not be accepted.
  • No shadows on the face or on the background.
  • The photograph should be in colour and of the size of  600 by 600 pixels

    • The height and width of the Applicant Photo must be equal.
    • The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 200 pixels (height).
    • The maximum dimensions are 1500 pixels (width) x 1500 pixels (height).
    • The photo should be clear and with a continuous-tone quality.
    • It should have full face, front view, eyes open.
    • Photo should present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.
    • Center head within frame.
    • The background should be a plain white or off-white.
    • There should not be any distracting shadows on the face or on the background.
    • Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.
    • The expression on the face should look natural.

OCI Signature Photo (Digital) Specification

  • The height and width of the Signature Photo must have aspect ratio 1:3.
  • The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 67 pixels (height).
  • The maximum dimensions are 1500 pixels (width) x 500 pixels (height).

FAQ

You could find a Pro Passport Photo location near you by using our store locator.

Face the camera with your head centered in the frame and not tilted with a neutral expression or natural smile.

Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons.

No. Both adults and children cannot wear uniforms, clothing that looks like a uniform, or camouflage attire in their photos. 

  • The expression on the face should look natural.

There is no instruction on the official website, but Pro Passport Photo does not recommend wearing glasses due to the glare effect.

Make sure the baby is awake and dressed in dark color top, to find a baby photo location, please use our store locator, and choose Baby Photos under the Category option.

There is no instruction on the official website. But Canada and US accept photo if an infant’s eyes are not open or entirely open. All other children must have their eyes open.

External Links:

BLS International Services Canada Inc.

India Visa and Passport Application Centre, Canada

Online OCI Services

Overseas Citizen of India

To find a location near you

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