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stamp size photo

stamp size photo

stamp size photo

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A photo is required for many types of documents in India. There are four major document photo sizes which follow different official measurements:

  • passport photo (51 x 51 mm)
  • stamp size photo (25 x 20 mm)
  • visa size photo (51 x 51 mm)
  • ID card size photo (45 x 35 mm)

As a result, a passport is perceived as the most powerful form of identification in the an Indian passport is the most common official document that people take photos for. As a result, the passport photo size instructions for a Indian passport should be memorized.

I would like to mention that according to the Henley Passport Index, the Indian passport is able to grant you access to 58 destinations without needing a visa, which is not a lot compared to other passports included in the ranking.

In order to obtain a visa, a passport-sized photo is required. In India, the stamp-sized photo is used for government-issued identification cards, such as a driving license, an Aadhar card, or a PAN card. stay with solsarin to know more about stamp size phost!

Requirements for photos

Photos for passports, identity cards and driving licences must meet certain requirements. There are rules about size, quality, background, facial appearance, position, expression, glasses, lighting and framing.


  • Size of photo
    The size must be 35 mm x 45 mm (width x height).
  • Width of face
    Between 16 mm and 20 mm (excluding ears).
  • Length of face
    11 years and over: between 26 mm and 30 mm (chin to crown).
    Under 11: between 19 mm and 30 mm (chin to crown).


The head must be framed as follows:

  • head shown in full
  • head centred.
stamp size photo
stamp size photo

Quality of photo

  • The photos must:
  • Color should be used
  • Likeness must be true
  • At the time of application, the applicant must not be more than 6 months old
  • Represent nature in a natural way
  • Sharpness, contrast, and detail should be sufficient
  • Ensure that it remains intact
  • Not be reproduced (copied)
  • Computer-unaltered
  • Photo paper of high quality and smoothness should be used
  • A minimum resolution of 400 pixels is required.
stamp size photo
stamp size photo

Passport photo in India

Indian passport photos must follow a specific format. Below is the format for Indian passport photos:

  • The size is 51 x 51 mm
  • White background
  • The resolution should be 300 dpi (minimum 600 x 600 pixels).
  • The colour is in
  • Six months or less in recency


The lighting must be as follows:

  • even
  • not over- or underexposed
  • no shadow on the face or in the background
  • no reflection on the face
  • no reflection caused by accessories.
stamp size photo
stamp size photo


The requirements for glasses are as follows:

  • eyes fully visible
  • glasses fully transparent
  • no distortion due to reflection from the glasses
  • no shadow.
stamp size photo
stamp size photo


Appearance of the face

Facial appearance requirements are as follows:

  • Uncovered head
  • Visible face
  • Full visibility of the eyes.

If the full width of the face is shown, the ears do not have to be visible.


The requirements for expression are as follows:

  • neutral expression
  • looking straight at the camera
  • mouth closed.
stamp size photo
stamp size photo

Exception for religious reasons

If you keep your head covered because of your religion or belief, then you may keep your head covering on for your photo. The head covering must be plain, in one colour only, and must also contrast with the background.


Exception for children under the age of 6

Children under the age of 6 do not have to meet the following requirements:

  • The eyes should be aligned horizontally, the head should not be tilted, and the shoulders should be straight
  • ‘Neutral expression’, ‘looking straight at the camera’, and ‘mouth shut’
  • The photo must not show the child’s support if it is needed.

Exception for physical or medical reasons

For physical or medical reasons, you may not be able to comply with all the requirements. If there are any doubts, the organization issuing the travel document or identity document may require a medical certificate.

Visa photo in India

For those who want to travel outside the 58 visa-free destinations, a visa photo should be in colour and measure 2 x 2 inches (51 mm x 51 mm).

Among the most common countries that require an Indian Visa are the US, China, the UK, and many others.

Stamp size photo in India

The Indian stamp size photo (in cm) is much smaller than other official documents. The Indian stamp size photo measures 25 x 20 mm (2,5 x 2 cm). It is almost half the size of a passport photo. The dimensions of a stamp size photo in India are (approximately) 0.78 by 0.98 inches. Government IDs, such as a driver’s license, Aadhar card, and PAN card, require stamp size photos.

It is known as a biometric document that contains all personal information of the owner in a government database. Aadhar is a universal identification number issued to every Indian citizen and is a personal number. PAN cards are permanent account numbers used by the Indian income tax department as an identifier. When completing income tax returns, a PAN card is required.

Easy steps to take ID photos

All you need is a mobile device with WiFi access and a mobile device following the government’s set rules – which have been mentioned above – to complete the process. You only need a mobile device and internet access to do so. Next, you must choose which document the photo is for by using our online passport photo checker or our PPO App.

After the photo has been scanned in accordance with government regulations, it is checked for errors and a digital and hard copy format is made available for download once the photo has been approved.

What is/isn’t allowed?

Photos for passports, identity cards and driving licences: what is/isn’t allowed
Item Is this allowed?
Beard Yes
Wig Yes
Different hairstyle Yes
Long fringe Yes, but not too long: eyes and face must be fully visible.
Child with eyes shut No
Glasses Yes, applicants may decide themselves whether or not to wear glasses in the photo.
Oxygen or feeding tube Yes
Lipstick or other makeup Yes
Lipstick or other makeup Yes
Earrings Yes
Cap or hat No, applicants can only wear head coverings for reasons of religion or belief, or if they have suffered hair loss due to medical treatment and wish to cover their head on the photo. Such head coverings must be of one colour and an even shade.


How to print passport photo?

Download passport photo PNG or JPG/JPEG file, then order prints from print service providers. Or, you can take your phone to local near photo print service providers and get it printed.

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