Photo Specification for Visa Applications

Please make sure your photo corresponds to the specifications below otherwise your visa application will not be accepted and you will be required to submit a new photo.

A standard UK passport photo meets the requirements of all visa application centres in the UK. Your photos must be professionally printed and 35 millimetres wide by 45 millimetres - the standard size used in photo booths in the UK.

Size: 3.5 cm by 4.5 cm
Background: light background (white or off - white)
Face: the photo needs to display a full frontal view of the face. The facial image must be sharp and clear. Sunglasses or tinted glasses are not permitted. Head coverings and hats are only acceptable due to religious beliefs, and in this case there shall be a similar photo with a head covering in the applicant's passport
Paper: photo must be printed on normal photographic paper
Photo date: your photo must be recent not more than 6 months old

Please also visit the website of the UK government to read more about passport photos which are accepted for visas -