Australian Visa Photo

Australian Visa Photo

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Australian visa photo - size & requirements

Australian Visa Photo
Size
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
Resolution
600 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 36 mm
  • Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 2 mm
Is it suitable for online submission?
yes
Is it printable?
yes
Background Color

How to take a photo?

Body-camera distance
1
Body-camera distance
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
2
Posture: Straight ahead
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face
3
Even lighting on both sides of the face

Visitors from the UK can generally enter Australia without a paper visa, however they must obtain either an eVisitor or Electronic Travel Authority Australian visa before travelling. While this Australia tourist visa is valid for a year and allows you to stay for up to three months - if you are planning on staying for longer you must apply for another Australian visa. There are many different types of Australian visas depending on the reason for travelling and the length of time you are planning to stay in the country - including Australia working holiday visas and Australian resident visas. Once you have decided on the best Australian visa for you, you fill out an application and provide documents including a passport, proof of health insurance and financial means for your time in the country. You also need to include a passport-style photograph in your Australian visa application which must meet a number of specific requirements in order for the application to be accepted.

Australian visa photo requirements

When applying for any of the types of Australian visas, a biometric photo must be submitted along with your application. There should be 4 passport-style photos taken recently (in the last six months). In order for it to be accepted by Australian authorities, there are a number of requirements that must be met.

Australian visa photo size

The Australian visa photo must be 45 mm x 35 mm, with the head size being 32 mm - 36 mm. The face must be completely centred and it should have a full view of the head and shoulders.

Facial expression in the Australian visa photo

You must ensure that your head is not tilted or slumped in your Australia visa photo. You should have a neutral expression - no smiling or frowning - with the mouth closed. The eyes should be open and looking directly into the camera.

Clothing in the Australian visa photo

Religious headwear is permitted in the Australia visa photo, as long as it does not block any part of the face. This must be worn daily for religious reasons - other headwear, such as hats, are not acceptable. Prescription glasses may be worn in the Australia visa photo as long as they are untinted - sunglasses are not permitted.

Australia visa photo background

You must ensure that the background for the Australia visa photo is a solid, plain-white or grey colour. It is recommended that it contrasts with the face and clothing in the picture, for best quality results.

Most Common Mistakes in Australian Visa Photos

The Australian visa application process may take a longer amount of time if the biometric photo does not immediately meet all of the requirements - leading to an application rejection. In order to get your Australian visa as quick as possible, we recommend that you ensure that all of the standard photo criteria has been met. When taking your Australian visa photo, here are the most common mistakes to avoid:

  • tilted or not-centered head
  • red eyes or glares from glasses lenses
  • non plain white/light grey background
  • smiling 
  • taken from a selfie position

How to take the Australian Visa photo at home?

Luckily, we can help you save time and money when taking your Australian visa photo. Thanks to our Australian visa photo tool, there is no need for you to travel to or pay for a professional photo booth, allowing you to take your biometric photo from home. Take the photo anywhere you want with our app ‘Passport Photo Online’! Simply upload it to our photo editing tool and let the software do the work for you. 

Take your biometric photo whenever and wherever you want. Our photo editing software in the app will analyse and let you know of anything that needs to be changed in your Australian visa photo that may lead to an application rejection. It will also help you edit the Australian visa photo until all of the standards have been met - guaranteeing that the application will be accepted and even promising to reimburse you if not! Use our photo editor app to speed up the Australian visa application process and get your document as fast as ever.

Visa photo tool

The many requirements for the Australian visa photo can make the task of completing the Australia visa application seem daunting. Thankfully - we are here to help. Our app ‘Passport Photo Online’ makes the process easy for you by using AI software features to edit the photo until it is guaranteed to be accepted by Australian authorities. Simply take a photo of yourself and upload it to our photo editor: it will check that all of the requirements are met and help you change what needs to be altered. 

It includes features such as the background removing tool to remove any unsuitable patterns or shadows in the background, and the automatic cropping and resizing features to ensure the biometric photo fits all of the required dimensions. Save yourself time and stress by using the app to recognise any unsuitable features that must be changed in order for it to be accepted by Australian authorities.

Visa photo mobile app

The Australian visa photo taking process is easier than ever with our photo tool app - available in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. Take your biometric photo on any smartphone or device and save yourself time and money when completing your Australian visa application by using Passport Photo Online. Take a photo from home, work, or anywhere you want! Simply download the photo editor app and complete your application stress free - with a guarantee of acceptance.

Australian customs - what is prohibited?

Please note that even if you have a valid australian visa, you are not allowed to enter Australia if you are carrying prohibited items. Australian customs laws prevent you from bringing:

  • Food products (except dry goods) and beverages. Wine may be imported in minimal quantities unless you have a regular import licence;
  • Dirt or dirt objects (check the soles of your boots);
  • Drugs of any kind;
  • Pirated/counterfeit products (CDs, DVDs, clothing, etc.);
  • Weapons of any kind (special permit required);
  • Untreated wood (in the case of furniture);
  • Other materials.

To avoid problems at customs, visit the Australian Border Force website before you pack.

The good news is that there is no limit on the amount of cash you can bring into Australia. You only need to make a declaration if you have more than AUD$10,000 with you.

Last update: 24/06/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

💡 What are the requirements for the Australian Visa photo?

The photographs must be:

💡 Can I wear glasses in the photo for the Australian Visa?

Yes, but a number of factors must be taken into account: the photo must clearly show the eyes, with no reflections in the glasses.The glasses should not be colored, and very large frames should be avoided, the frame should not cover any part of the eyes.

💡 Is it possible to wear headgear for the Australian Visa photo?

Religious headwear is permitted in the Australia visa photo, as long as it does not block any part of the face. This must be worn daily for religious reasons, other headwear - such as hats - are not acceptable.
Yes, very important! Your facial expression should be neutral, so you should not smile, not even slightly.
The Australian Visa photo must be taken with a solid plain white or grey background. No shadows should be visible.
Not exactly. As a citizen from the United Kingdom, you need to apply for an ETA.
An Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) provides authorisation to travel to and enter Australia and is electronically linked to your passport.
The maximum stay is 90 days per entry and you will have multiple entry.
The Australian ETA has a validity of 1 year after issued.
You can ask someone to take the photo or use a tripod and place it approximately 3 feet (1 meter) away from you. Follow our guidelines regarding the rules for an Australian Visa photo and strike a pose! Then our app will change the background and resize your picture so it fits the Australian requirements and boom! You will receive your photo on your email address.
There is no visa application charge but a government fee of AUS$20 applies.
Our tool is based on artificial intelligence - the same as used by government offices, embassies and consulates to verify photos of applicants. If you want to be sure that the photo attached to your application form is correct, just let our online photo app verify it!
Thanks to our app Passport Photo Online, it is no longer important to look for the closest photo studio or photo booth. Wherever and whenever you want, you can take a photo of your Australian Visa or any other official document: it may be at home, in your office or in your garden. All you need is a camera and our online biometric picture maker application is available for free, and your Australian Visa photo will be ready in no time!
Absolutely! You can do it yourself, using only a digital camera or your smartphone. Prepare your ideal Australian Visa photo with an online passport photo maker!
Of course, an easy-to-use photo tool will help you! All you have to do is download our Photo Aid app available on iOS and Android, or use our web service. Take a photo for the Australian Visa in 10 seconds!

About the document

The Australian visa is a permit approved by the Australian Government to enter the country for a specified period of time. It is not attached to your passport, but is linked electronically to the document. However, UK citizens do not require a paper or stamp visa to enter Australia, but they must obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) before their arrival.

Types of Australian visas

If you are planning on visiting Australia for less than three months for tourism reasons - you must obtain an Australian Tourism Visa before arriving. These are valid for as many trips as you wish within a 12 month period, with each visit being for up to three months. The two main types of Australia tourism visas ar

Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) - which only costs a AUD20 service charge; and eVisitor - which is free. If you plan on staying for longer than 3 months, there are many other types of Australian Visas available. Some of the main categories that these visas fall in are discussed below. 

Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA)

The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) provides authorization to travel to and enter Australia and is electronically linked to your passport.

It is for short term stays for tourism or business visitor activities such as attending a conference, making business enquiries, or for contractual negotiations. 

An ETA is not a work visa.

eVisitor

The Australia eVisitor Visa is an electronic travel visa suitable for travelers to Australia on short-term tourist or business visits. It is electronically linked to your passport. eVisitor visas are similar to ETAs. Both allow you to visit Australia for up to three months. The main difference between them is where you apply and how much they cost.

Studying and training visas

The Australian student visa is available for those planning on staying in Australia for education reasons. There are various different student visas available with different conditions - but they are generally valid for the length of time of the study course and are available to anyone who is enrolled in an Australian course of study, or the student’s guardian.

Working and skilled visas

The type of Australian working visa required depends on the type of work that will be undertaken in the country. This will then determine the price and requirements of the visa, as well as whether you are eligible for a permanent or temporary Australia visa.

Family and partner visas

There are a number of Australian visas for partners and relatives of Australian citizens - with the price, eligibility and duration of visa depending on the type. This includes family visas for carers, adopted children, aged dependent relatives and partners from another country. 

Period of validity of ETA and eVisitor

Both ETAs and eVisitor are temporary australian visas. They have a validity of 12 months from the date they are granted or how long your passport is valid for, whichever is the shorter. These australian visas are granted with multiple entries. You can leave and re-enter Australia as many times as you want while they are valid. The ETA and the eVisitor visas start the day they are granted.

You can’t stay longer in Australia by extending these two types of visas, you must apply for another visa. 

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