Indian Passport Photos

How to take an acceptable Indian visa or passport photo?

 

India Visa Photos offers the perfect Indian visa and passport photos for individuals, families, business trips and school groups.
The best way to ensure that you receive your India visa photos quickly is to take photos exactly as per
the regulations of the High Commission of India.


Adult passport photo

Getting started

  • Your camera must be at least 3 mega pixels.
  • Click photo against a cream or grey wall or background.
  • The photo must be in colour. Black and white photos are not acceptable.
  • The distance between camera and you should ideally be 2 meters.
  • Hold the camera vertically.
 adult passport photo
Some do’s and don’ts

Getting your subject in the frame

  • Ensure your face is visible from above the waist with 30 cm above the head. We will crop it to make it the perfect photo.
  • Make sure the shoulders are visible.
  • You ensure that you smile but don’t overdo it.
  • Ensure space above head to enable us crop the photo to the right size.

Some do’s and don’ts

  • Avoid wearing clothes that are red or green.
  • Don’t smile, frown or close your eyes.
  • Don’t look up, down or sideways.
  • Don’t wear your glasses. If you have to, avoid reflections or frames over the eyes.
  • Don’t wear dark glasses, caps or hats.
  • Turn off overhead lighting.
  • Avoid bright lights, shadows and red eye.
  • Turn off red eye in your camera flash.
  • You may wear religious head wear but it must not cover the face.
  • Keep hair away from the eyes.
  • Keep a relaxed face with both eyes open and visible.
  • Look directly ahead into the camera.
  • Let the background be plain off-white, cream or grey.

Baby passport photos

Baby passport photos

Getting started

  • Your camera must be at least 3 mega pixels and held vertically.
  • Background must be off-white, cream or grey.
  • Place baby in a car seat or buggy, or lying on the floor on a smooth sheet without creases.
  • The photo must be in colour. Black and white photos are not acceptable.
  • The distance between camera and baby should ideally be 1.5 meters.

Getting your subject in the frame

  • Frame baby from above the belly button.
  • Have baby’s head straight with both ears visible.
  • Click the photo vertically from a distance of 1.5 meters.
  • Eyes must be open, mouth shut (unless baby is less than a year old).
  • Ensure space above baby’s head to enable us crop the photo to the right size.

Getting your subject in the frame

Some do’s and don’ts

  • Avoid solid coloured clothes such as green or red.
  • Avoid hands around the head.
  • No toys or dummies in the photos.
  • Don’t click when baby smiles, frowns or closes eyes.
  • Don’t click when baby is looking up or down or sideways.
  • Don’t place caps or hats on baby head.
  • Avoid bright lights, shadows and red eye.
  • Turn off red eye in your camera flash.
  • Religious head wear may be worn but it must not cover the face.
  • Click the photo when baby has a relaxed face with both eyes open and visible.
  • Make the baby look directly ahead into the camera.
  • Let the background be plain off-white, cream or grey.

After you take the photo, connect your camera or media card to your PC and upload the photos
online, or email them to us. We will check to see if it confirms to the requirement for Indian visa and

passport photo before processing, printing and sending it to you.

Helpful links for your reference:
Guide on Indian visa photos:
http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/

Latest information on passport photos:
DirectGov website
https://www.gov.uk/photos-for-passports