Are you planning to travel outside Australia? Have you kept your passport up to date? Are you aware of the visa requirements? How much do you know about the photo specifications for visas and passports? These are some of the topics we will be exploring in this blog post to help you understand the specifications for visa and passport photos.
You can’t take any old photo and expect it to be accepted for your passport. There are specific requirements and if your photo doesn’t match those requirements, your application is unlikely to be approved. Here’s a list of some of these specifications:
For your passport application, you will need to submit two photos.
Here’s a list of the specifications for the Australia visa photo:
As far as the visa photo requirements for other countries are concerned, most countries have fairly similar requirements. Some countries might have slightly different requirements but ultimately, the goal is to make sure that the face of the applicant is clearly visible for facial recognition. No part of the face should be covered by hair or headgear or any other items. Also, the face should cover at least 80% of the photo.
If you are planning to scan a picture for an Australian visa, make sure every photograph is scanned separately. The picture should be clear. Do not place it on the top of a piece of paper and make sure the front and back are clearly visible.
Overall, there are different photo requirements for passports and visas. Even though most of the requirements are similar, there is a slight difference in the dimensions of the photographs required for passports and visas, respectively. If you haven’t updated your passport photo in recent years or you are getting a new passport, it is important for you to be aware of the photo requirements. Similarly, you need to be aware of the visa photo requirements for the country where you plan to visit. Keep in mind that your application is likely to be rejected if the photos do not meet the specifications.
Whether you want to apply for a passport or you are applying for a visa, you will need good quality photographs that meet the necessary specifications. Here at Photoland, we specialise in passport and visa photos. This is one of our most popular services and we are aware of the requirements for passport and visa photos. If you are visiting this part of this city and are looking for a passport photo, our rush service will help you get the photograph in just 15 minutes. We also accept photos via email. Just email us the photos and get the printed photos matching your requirements in just a few days.
Photoland offers a wide range of products and services ranging from printing and scanning photos as well as photo albums and framing.
Please call us today on (02) 9235 1933 or contact us via our website.