Photographs must be 2×2 inches in size, identical, taken within the past six months. The image size from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head should be between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches. They may be in color. They must be full face, front view with a plain white or off-white background. Photographs should be taken in normal street attire, without a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline. Uniforms should not be worn in photographs with the exception of religious attire that is worn daily. If a hearing device, wig, or similar articles are normally and consistently worn, they should be worn when the picture is taken. Applicants must remove eyeglasses for the photo.

As of November 1, 2016, the Embassy will no longer accept photographs of passport applicants wearing eyeglasses except in rare, medically-documented circumstances, such as if the applicant recently had ocular surgery and the eyeglasses are necessary to protect the applicant’s eyes. An applicant must present a medical statement signed by a medical professional/health practitioner in these cases. Vending machine photos are not generally acceptable. For more information about passport photos please click here.