Two identical, good quality color prints, less than six months old, produced using dye sublimation, not from an inkjet printer.
No retouching of any kind (including removal of background, moles, wrinkles or scars).
Clear, focused image with no marks or 'red eye'.
Plain white or light grey background that contrasts with your face.
Uniform lighting (no shadows or reflections), with appropriate brightness and contrast to show natural skin tone.
Face centered and looking at the camera straight on; not tilted in any direction.
Hair off your face, so that the edges of your face are visible.
Eyes open, mouth closed.
Neutral expression (not smiling, laughing or frowning).
Photos have to be 35mm to 40mm wide and 45mm to 50mm high. The size of the face from chin to crown can be up to a maximum of 36mm, with a minimum of 32mm..
If you usually cover your head for religious reasons, and if you wear the covering when you cross international borders, then you can wear the covering in your passport photo..
Religious head coverings have to be plain-colored, not be patterned, and be worn in a way that shows your face from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead. The edges of your face on either side also have to be visible..
Jewelry can’t obscure any part of your face, especially the area around your eyes, mouth and nose. There can’t be any reflection from rings or studs..
If you have to wear glasses for medical reasons, the frames can’t obscure your eyes and there can’t be any reflection from the lenses. You’ll have to show us a medical certificate that:
• says why you can’t remove your glasses.
• is signed by a registered medical practitioner.
• includes the medical practitioner’s full name, registration number and the address and phone number of the medical practice.
If you usually wear hearing aids, you can wear them in your passport photo - this applies to adults, children, and infants.
For infants (under three years of age), a photo with an open mouth is acceptable. The photo has to comply with all the other requirements above. No other person or object can be visible in the photo.
Unless you qualify for streamlined renewal, or apply online in Australia, one of your two photos will have to be endorsed by a guarantor.
If you can’t meet these photo guidelines because of a medical condition, you’ll need to show us a medical certificate or
B11 - General declaration by passport applicant (PDF 127.03 KB) that explains why.
- Passport 35x45 mm