Photograph requirements

​​Digital or printed colour passport size photographs of an applicant may be taken with a smartphone, and must be in accordance with the following requirements:
  • ​not be more than 3 months old;
  • be a clear, focused image on a plain white or light background;
  • have the face centered and looking at the camera straight-on;
  • display a full view of head and shoulders;
  • be approximately 35mm wide x 45mm high (passport size).


  • ​​If you normally wear glasses, these should be worn in the photograph. Tinted glasses are not accepted.
  • Facial features must be clearly shown if you wear a head-covering for religious reasons.
 See colour passpor​​t size photo​ for accepted photograph examples.​
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