Photo Specification for India Visa Applications

Please note standard passport size photos are not accepted for India visa application form. When taking your photos you must choose the size: 5 cm by 5 cm (2 in by 2 in).

Your photos must also correspond to the specifications listed below, otherwise your application will not be accepted and you will need to resubmit your form.
  • Colour, size of 2 inch x 2 inch (50 mm x 50 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 light coloured background
  • There should not be any distracting shadows on the face or on the background
  • Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons
  • The expression on the face should look natural
Photo Sample

Source: India Visa Application Centre