UKBA PHOTOGRAPH GUIDANCE
for immigration applications made outside the UK (version 4/2009)
The photographs which you have to provide with your application must be in the format specified below.These format requirements meet internationally agreed standards. If the photographs are not in this format, they will be rejected, and may cause a delay in processing your application
identical where two photographs of the individual are required in colour, not black and white taken against a light grey or cream background 45 millimetres (mm) high x 35 mmwide able to fit into the template opposite, with the eyes positioned in the shaded area free from shadows taken with the eyes open and clearly visible (with no sunglasses or tinted spectacles, and nohair across the eyes) with the subject facing forward, looking straight at the camera with a neutral expression with the mouth closed (no grinning, frowning or raised eyebrows) of each person on theirown (no objects such as dummies or toys, or other people visible) taken with nothing covering the face in sharp focus and clear with a strong definition between face and background.
Thephotographs below are for guidance only. They provide examples of acceptable photographs. Examples of unacceptable photographs are given on the following page.
Photographs must also
be arecent true likeness of the individual, taken within the last 6 months be undamaged (not torn, creased or marked) be free from reflection or glare on spectacles, the frames of which must not cover theeyes (if possible, we recommend photographs without spectacles to avoid the risk of rejection because of glare or reflection) be free from “redeye” be free from airbrushing or similar enhancement (forexample photographs must not be „photoshopped‟ or „touched-up‟ or otherwise digitally altered) be taken of the full head, without any covering unless worn for religious or medical reasons be printed...
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