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A biometric photo is required for your Jamaican passport, ID or driving licence. When you travel, sometimes you may need a visa that requires such a photo. Today you do not need to go to a photographer. Use your smartphone and our online photo app will prepare a perfect identity photo for you.

In this article you will learn:

  • Requirements of Jamaican identity documents;
  • Guidebook on how to prepare an appropriate passport photo at home;
  • The most common mistakes on passport photos.

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Jamaican passport photo

  • The Jamaican passport photo must have 45 mm of height and 35 mm of width and your head must have 25-35 mm. 
  • Your face and shoulders should cover 65-75% of the photo. 
  • Keep a neutral expression with no smiles. 
  • The picture must be taken en face. It cannot be a portrait-style photo. 
  • The photo should be recent, not older than 6 months. 
  • Your clothes or hair cannot blend with the plain background. 
  • Make sure there are no shadows. 
  • Your ears cannot be hidden. Keep in mind that your eyes and ears must be fully visible. 
  • Look straight into the camera lens. 
  • The photo must have a high quality, blurred or destroyed pics will be rejected. 
  • Dark clothes are recommended. 
  • Take off your glasses when taking the picture or make sure that they do not completely cover your eyes. 

Visa photo

Jamaican visa specifications are the same as a passport photo. Keep in mind to use our online photo validator. Read the requirements and ask someone to take a few pictures of you. Afterwards, choose the best one and upload it to our online photo editor. The application will crop the pic, change the background and verify the requirements. It works for all passport and visa photos in all the world. You can use it to prepare any passport or visa photo. 

Driving licence photo

Your Jamaican drivers licence expires every five years on your birthday, so you should prepare a new, recent photo for every new card. You can go to a photographer or use our online app to adjust the pic to the requirements. 

ID Card Photos

If you need some other pictures for your ID, worker or student card, do not worry. You do not have to go to the photographer. Use your smartphone and our online app, which adjusts and verifies your pictures. Please make sure what kind of photo you need, because the requirements can be different for every country.

DIY Passport Photo for Jamaica - make a passport/visa photo at home

It is worth it to take a Jamaican passport photo at home because it is faster, cheaper and more comfortable. We have written this guide on how to prepare a perfect picture for any identity document. Please make sure you read the specification because it could be different for every other document. 

How to take a perfect passport/visa photo at home?

-Generally, avoid taking selfies, because they will not be accepted. 

-Ask somebody to take a photo of you and choose the place with the best uniform lighting. 

-Make sure the photo is taken en face. Do not tilt your head and do not smile. Try to show neutral expressions. 

-Make sure your face is 100% visible. Have open eyes and closed mouth. 

When you choose the photo, upload it to our online photo validator, which will adjust your photo to meet the requirements.  A perfect passport photo will be sent to you via email soon after.

What to wear to the passport photo?

Here are some recommendations on what to wear for Jamaican passport photos. 

-Choose dark clothes, which cover your shoulders. 

-Make sure any element in the photo is not blending with the plain background. 

The most common mistakes you need to avoid when you are taking a passport photo at home

People make many common mistakes in passport photos. Find below some so that you can avoid making them. Keep in mind, that requirements may be different depending on the kind of document photo. 

  • Bad format or dimensions

The Jamaican passport photo must have 45 mm of height and 35 mm of width and your head must have 25-35 mm.

  • Low quality of the photo

It is a common cause of photo rejection. The picture cannot be pixelated, blurred, scanned, or damaged in any other way.

  • Showing expression

Everyone loves photos with a wide smile, but in the Jamaican passport photo, you cannot show any expression. Show a neutral face.

  • Old photo

Your passport photo must be recent. Keep in mind if your look has changed, you should take a new picture. Use our online app and prepare a passport/visa photo within a few seconds.

  • Other type of photos

If your photo does not qualify for biometric standards, it will be rejected, so make sure the photo is taken en face, look straight into the lens, have a closed mouth and open eyes. 

Passport photo tool

The things you should do is to read the requirements and take an appropriate photo. Our app will take care of everything else. We describe below what our application can do. 

  • The tool changes the photo size according to the document requirements. 
  • It removes the background completely or makes it appropriate for the document. It properly crops and frames the entire photo. 
  • As a result, the face in the photo is centered and positioned according to the requirements of the document. It is also a validator that checks the image.

Passport Photo App for iPhone

You can find our app in the App Store and download it. You can check out some positive opinions and recommendations. Thanks to the passport photo online app for iOS, you can prepare your Jamaican passport or visa or any other document photo quickly.

Passport Photo App for Android

We also have an application for smartphones with the Android system. You can install it on Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony, Huawei, HTC, Xiaomi etc. Visit Google Play and download our passport photo online app for Android, which will help you to prepare and adjust your Jamaican identity photo. 

5 reasons why the photo tool is the best option for taking passport photos

There are five important reasons why the photo tool is the best option for preparing passport/visa photos:

No 1. Validating photos

The app will detect any mistakes that do not meet the requirements and fix them.

No 2. Save time

It is faster to use your smartphone rather than looking for a photo booth or a professional photographer.

No 3. Save money

It is cheaper than what you will pay at a professional photographer or studio.

No 4. Unlimited quantity of photos

You can choose whichever you like best and are satisfied with.

No 5. 100% guarantee your photo will be accepted

Do not worry whether the photo will be rejected or not. Our photo editing service will make sure that it meets all requirements so it can be accepted.


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