For the Glory of God

Permanent Residence Photo Requirements

    Providing acceptable passport photos will also allieviate delays in the processing of your passport application.
    The photo must be excellent in quality which can be easily identified as you.
    Follow the below guidelines for excellent photo quality:

Valid Frame of Time 

  • Photo must be less than 6 months old.

Quality Standards

  • photo must be in focus, with no red-eye and no reflected light on the face

  • photo must be a true image, not altered in any way

  • photo must have adequate brightness and contrast

  • high quality colour showing natural skin tones (black and white photos are not acceptable)


  • the background must be a white background

  • there must be no shadows

Facial Requirement

  • face the camera straight on, with your head straight, eyes open and mouth closed

  • maintain a neutral expression, not smiling or frowning

  • eyes must be clearly visible - no hair across your face or eyes 

  • no glasses or sunshades

  • head must be centred, with a clear gap around the sides and top of the head, including hair

Allowed for religious or medical reasons

  • no head covering or headband should be worn in the photo, unless you must wear either for religious or medical reasons

Photo Size (paper applications)

  • Actual photo size of 2 inches x 3 inches

  • Proportionate size of actual image to actual photo size- Head size a maximum 80% of the photo (1.41") and minimum 70% of the photo (1.25")