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3.2. What are the requirements for the photo?

The photograph is required for any visa application and must meet the following criteria:

  1. in color with a white background;
  2. format 3,5 cm x 4,5 cm;
  3. taken from the front; without obstruction;
  4. with a closed mouth and without showing any teeth;
  5. without any shadow obstructing the face;
  6. ensuring all features are clearly visible: eyes, nose, mougth, forehead and ears;
  7. recent (less than 6 months old).

Please ensure that on the photograph you submit you are:

  1. only wearing glasses that have light frames, not distorting the outline of the face or blocking the eyes;
  2. not wearing contact lenses that change the color of the eyes;
  3. not wearing hats, a veil or other headwear (religious headwear is allowed; please see image below for a compliant example);
  4. not wearing any jewelry.

Please note, if the photograph you submit at the time of the application submission is deemed uncompliant, you will be asked to take a new photo.

A self-service photo booth is at your disposal inside the Visa Application Centre in case you need to provide a more recent compliant photograph to complete your application.

For more information, please click here.

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