The photograph submitted with each application should meet the following requirements.
Examples of both appropriate and inappropriate photographs have been provided for reference, so please ensure that all submissions meet the standards.
4 cm long, 3 cm wide
The photograph must contain only the applicant.
The dimensions of the photograph must meet those shown on the left (excluding the edges).
(The dimensions of the face are measured from the top of the subject's head (including their hair) to the tip of their chin.)
The applicant must face the camera and cannot wear a hat.
There must be no background (including no shadow).
It must be a clear photograph.
It must be taken within three months of the date of submission.
The applicant's name must be written on the back.
Examples of appropriate photographs
These photographs meet all of the requirements listed above and show the subject clearly.
Examples of inappropriate photographs
Photographs that do not meet the specifications listed above.
Subject is not centered
Subject's face is turned
Shadows in the background
Subject is leaning
Photographs where the face is partially obscured.
Subject's glasses are obstructing their eyes
The frames of the subject's glasses are too thick
Subject's glasses are reflecting light
Subject's face is partially hidden by a mask
Subject's hair is partially covering their eyes
Subject's head covering is casting a shadow (Note) Head coverings are allowed provided that the applicant's face is clearly visible.
Photographs where it is difficult to identify the person.
Subject's expression is not neutral
Subject's facial contours are obscured by a dark background