Visa Photo Requirement in United Kingdom

One is required to provide two identical photographs and must follow certain specifications.

Basic requirements of the photographs:

  • The photograph should be colored and 2 inch x 2 inch size.
  • The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous – tone quality.
  • The photograph should have full face, front view, eyes open.
  • Photo should present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.
  • Centre head within frame.
  • The background should be plain and light colored.
  • There should not be any distracting shadows on the face or background.
  • Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons but the face must not be covered by these head-gears.
  • The expression should look natural.
  • Retouch or photo enhancement must not be used.
  • High resolution photography and printing are strongly recommended.
  • Both conventional and digital photography are acceptable.
  • Color should reproduce natural skin tones.
  • Eyes should not be covered by using dark glasses or goggles.