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Instruction for Australian visa photo size

3 months


The photos are among the essential criteria for the completion of your application when you apply for visas to Australia. No matter which type of visa you apply for, along with the other documents, you will always be required to submit photos. There would need to be a picture of any child getting a passport or visa. Shots in groups are not appropriate. Every boy, including infants, must be documented separately. Kids are tougher and take a little longer to take the right images. However, don’t let that stop you. The Australian government acknowledges and allows for looser child regulations

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Photo and Visa Application Criteria for Australia Passport, Rules, Guidelines and specifications

  • Australian visa photo size must be wide from 35 mm to 40 mm and high from 45 mm to 50 mm. Up to a limit of 36 mm, with a minimum of 32 mm, maybe the size of the face from chin to crown.
  • Two similar, good quality color prints made by dye sublimation, less than six months old, not from an inkjet printer
  • Photo editing of any kind is not allowed (including erasing the moles, wrinkles or scars, background
  • Clear, concentrated picture with no ‘red eye’ or marks
  • Pure white or light grey backdrop contrast to your face
  • Standardized lighting with (no reflections or shadows), sufficient contrast and brightness to reveal natural skin tone.
  • Face focused and staring directly on at the camera; not bent in any direction
  • Hair off your forehead to expose the edges of your face
  • Eyes wide open, closed lips
  • A Neutral Expression Only (not frowning, laughing, or smiling)
  • If, for religious purposes, you normally cover your head, and if you wear the cover

       when you cross international boundaries, then you could wear the cover in your  passport photo.     

  • Religious head covers must be plain-colored, not patterned, and worn in a way that reveals the face to the top of the forehead from the tip of the chin. Your face’s edges on each side also have to be visible.
  • Any part of your face, particularly the area all over your eyes, mouth and nose, can’t be obscured by jewellery. Rings or studs may not represent any reflection.
  • On the lenses, shine. Maybe your head has been angled in such a way that the ceiling light is mirrored on your lens, or the camera flash has made its presence known. Anyway, any glare whatever should never be seen. On the lookout, be on. Take the image again if this happens, as ANY picture changes are never permitted.
  • No matter where you’re from, sunglasses or tinted transition lenses are not authorised. Getting your eyes fully visible is the essence to every passport picture. That aim is defeated by sunglasses.
  • Place If it is up to you wear passport picture glasses on or off, but if you wear them and follow the above rules, ensure that your glasses it’s not at the base of your nose. Glasses should be worn and placed at the top, so that eyes can be seen easily to.
  • The frames can’t block your eyes if you already have to wear glasses for medicinal purpose and there can’t be any glare from the lenses. You have to provide us a medical certificate.
    • Tell them why you can’t take your glasses.
    • Has a signature of a licensed medical practitioner
    • This contains the full name of the medical practitioner, the registration number, and the medical profession’s phone number and address.
  • As long as the face could be seen clearly, the hair may be down. Headpieces are not allowed, such as hats, beanies or hair accessories. For religious reasons, headgear is ok when face is not blocked.
  • The camera that is used must be at least 1.2 metres away.
  • For prints, good quality, glossy photographic paper must be used.
  • Using good lighting so that each component has same amount of sunlight on the face.

Laws and requirements for Australian visa photo size for babies, infants, and newborns:

You may be curious if you, as parents, are really the only ones required to have a passport.

Perhaps it’s surprising, but the answer is no. In order to leave the country, each baby, regardless of age, requires to have their own documentation. Yes, newborns, too. Basically, you must have a valid passport, which requires a recent photo, if you are alive and conscious.

Most countries expect the infant’s eyes to be fully open and square your face with the camera. Although this is difficult and can take a few extra shots to accomplish, it is completely necessary for the acceptance of applications.

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It needs light to be even. There should not be any shadows over the face or background of children. The picture should reflect the true tone and likeness of the skin. If you hold the baby, make sure your hands aren’t visible in the shot. It is recommended that an infant be put in a car seat or laid on the floor.

To abide by the background guidelines, use a simple, white-colored cloth or sheet. Each state is different and a light coloured or grey cloth can be permissable. Before taking the picture, be sure to check the information of your home country.

In the picture, dolls, pacifiers, blankets or bottles are not authorised. While these products can comfort an infant, they are not allowed in the picture.

Each infant or kid needs an individual picture of their own. Group pictures or family shots are not accepted.

Shoulders have to be in sight. Generally, even if there are minor variations by location, the

head should take up 70 percent of the total picture.

  • Children under the age of three may have their mouths open, but it is also important to open their eyes.
  • With them, nobody really can be in the picture.
  • In the frame, toys, bottles and other items are not permitted.
  • It is important to square the face and the top of the shoulder with the frame. The child’s head is not tiltable.
  • As described above, children over the age of 3 are supposed to be photographed.
  • All pictures sizing, color, contrast and brightness, must conform with technical laws and regulations.

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