Photo Specification
Photograph Quality
The photographs must be:

of white background and the applicant should wear dark coloured clothes

no more than 6-months old

33–35mm(3.3*3.5cm) in width

close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70–80% of the photograph

in sharp focus and clear

of high quality and resolution with no ink marks or creases

The photographs must:

show you looking directly at the camera

show your skin tones naturally

have appropriate brightness and contrast

be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution

Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.

Style and lighting
The photographs must:

be colour neutral

show your eyes open and clearly visible—no hair across your eyes

show you facing squareon to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly

be taken with a plain light-coloured background

be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red eye

Glasses and head covers
If you wear glasses:

the photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames— wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)

make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.

Head coverings:

- are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.

Expression and frame
Your photographs must:

- show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed.