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| Updated on Apr 28, 2016

6 tips to get your compliant passport photo online

India has so much to offer for the adventurous traveler, from the Taj Mahal to the streets of Mumbai.

Applying for their Tourist Visa online requires a digital passport photo.

Today we will discuss how the MyPassportPhotos website can assist you in obtaining the correct photo instantly so that you can obtain the visa worry free 6 tips for a great passport photo online

If you want to renew your US passport, remember that you need to submit one passport photo that meets the requirements set by the Government to avoid delays in your passport application.

Below, you will find six good tips for you to take a compliant passport photo by yourself. And remember, you can apply here for get your passport photo and get your passport compliant photo in just 3 easy steps.

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  1. Use a capture device that ensures the quality of your images. A digital camera with a capture size of 3000 x 2250 pixels, or 8 megapixels is enough. An easier alternative these days is to use the camera in the back of your phone. The back camera of most smartphones provides an image that is good enough for passport photos.

  2. Use a uniform background to provide a better contrast between the background and your face and hair. The background should be free of shadows. Background colors that work are gray, beige, pale gray, light blue, cream or white.

  3. You need to have a neutral expression, looking directly at the camera, with the mouth closed. Open your eyes and if you wear glasses, remove them or make sure they don’t have a flash reflection and that they don’t cover any part of your eyes.

  4. Photo should be taken within 6 months to reflect your current appearance

  5. You are allowed to reduce the red-eye from your photo by using the eye-reduction option on your digital camera while you are taking the photo. Remember, you can't modify it later with a photo edition tool.

  6. For children: The child should be facing the camera, with the eyes opened and without anybody else showing in the photo.

Take in consideration that copied or scanned photos of other official documents like drivers license will not be accepted.

Your passport photo will need to meet certain criteria in terms of photo size, head positioning and paper quality. The easiest way to ensure that these requirements are met is to use our online passport photo service and we'll ensure that your photo is valid. Our unique algorithm will let you know if the photo meets the requirements. Then we will create a passport-sized photo that we deliver to your home within 5-7 business days.

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