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Latest guidelines for passport and Oci Photos (ima .....

Latest guidelines for passport and Oci Photos (image)

Latest Guidelines for Passport Photo (Image)

1)         The image should be 2 inches by 2 inches;

2)         The image must have adequate brightness and contrast;

3)         The skin tone should be natural.  In case of over-exposure or under-exposure of the photo, the skin is either too dark or too light, photo will not be acceptable;

4)         It should show a close up of the head and (partial) shoulders;

5)         The image should be straight looking, centred with neutral expression;

6)         Face should be in sharp focus and clear with no ink marks/creases/lines;

7)         The face (from forehead edge to bottom of chin) should be 70 to 80% of the photo or 1.4 to 1.6 inch height;

8)         The eyes must be open and no hair obscuring the face;

9)         Prescription glasses if worn should be clear and thin framed and should not have flash reflection
or obscure the eyes;

10)        Head coverings, hair, head-dress or facial ornaments should not obscure the face;

11)        The photo must have plain  light background;

12)        There must be no other people or object in the photo;

13)        The lighting must be uniform with no shadows on the face or behind;

14)       Red eye photos are not allowed;

15)       No lines are allowed.

16)        The photo should be ideally printed by professional photo studio with continuous tone; and
good resolution.  Polaroid photos or photos printed with ordinary printers will not  be suitable for scanning.


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