Australia has specific requirements for Passport and visa Photographs. The photographs are very important for the usability and security of visa or Passports. If applicants photograph is not according to the specification and guidelines the photograph may be rejected by Australian visa and Passport authorities .
Australia Visa and Passport Photo Size and Dimensions
The required dimensions of the photos are 35mm to 40mm wide and 45mm to 50mm high. The size of the face from chin to crown can be up to a maximum of 36mm with a minimum of 32mm.
Australia visa photo Requirements and Guidelines
The photo must be taken in last 6 month with of Good quality and high gloss print.
Photo must be Clear with no marks and must have light background preferably white background.
The applicant in the photo must have natural expressions with eyes open and mouth closed.
There should be no reflections or shadows in the Photograph and there should be proper brightness and contrast to show applicants natural skin Ton.
The applicants face must be straight in the line of Camera and should not be tilted
There must be no hair on the face and the whole Face must be visible.
Guidelines for wearing lenses and glasses
For Australian visa photo the applicant can wear lenses and glasses but the glasses must not be colored and eyes must be visible through the glasses, Secondly lenses must not be tinted and there must be no reflection in the eyes.
Guidelines for Head Covering
All the applicants must avoid posing with a hat or any head wear that covers your face and which make your face shadowed by head wear, as none of them are allowable. There is only one religious reason that if applicant is wearing such headwear or Hijab even then, the face must be clearly visible from the forehead to chin..
Guidelines ,rule and requirements for babies , infants, and newborns .
A visa photo is required for a baby or newborn. Make sure when the photo is taken then the eyes must be opened. You can lay the baby straight on a floor and take the photograph.You can use a white bed sheet for background color.You can even take the picture in the car seat.
All the applicants for Schengen visa must provide original photos with any editing. There must be no border shown the photograph
Please do not attach the photos to your application form as this can damage them if not attached correctly.
If you are unable to meet the photo requirements due to a medical condition, please explain using form B11 (pdf).
For further information, see Camera operator guidelines (pdf) which draw on ICAO standards.