Singaporean Baby Passport Photo

Singaporean Baby Passport Photo

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Singaporean Baby Passport Photo - Size & Requirements

Singaporean Baby Passport Photo Online Tool
Size
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
Resolution
600 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 34.5 mm
  • Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 3 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

Getting a photo for a baby passport - Singapore

Obtaining a Singapore passport for a baby might look more involved than getting an adult application would. Especially when you start to wonder when exactly the right time to take a photo of your baby for a passport would be - they grow so fast! 

Our guide will help eliminate any doubts and make the system of applying for a baby passport in Singapore seem a lot simpler. We will explain when is the right time to take a photo of your baby, how long their new passport is valid for, what the general baby passport photo specifications are, how to take a Singapore passport photo for a baby at home and how to help yourself with a photo mobile app.

Singaporean passport photo requirements for babies 

If you are planning a holiday after your little one arrives, there are some formalities you need to sort out. It is important to get all the paperwork done within a few months of a baby’s birth to stay calm and plan for your trip without stress. 

In Singapore, as soon as an eligible child is born, the relevant hospital submits to the mother a Notification of Live Birth, along with an Advisory Note from Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Within 2 weeks, you should use these documents to register for your child’s birth certificate. Having filled out the right form and paid the relevant application fees, you should get a passport for the baby from your embassy or high commission within 6 weeks.

Regarding a passport for a newborn, as long as it is valid, everything is fine. You don’t have to change the photo every month, even when you think that your child has changed so much from a few months to a few years. Traditionally, babies' passports remain valid for a period of 5 years. 

If you’re wondering how to prepare a passport photo for your baby, read on to find out!

Size of the Singapore baby passport photo

The Singaporean baby passport photo size is the same as the specifications for adult photos: 35mm x 45mm. 

Singaporean baby passport photo requirements

Regarding other factors, the ICA passport photo regulations state that your photo should:

  • Be taken in colour, showing the natural skin colour of your baby.
  • Be taken on a white background - the simplest method for achieving this is to cover their baby bed, car seat or any soft, flat surface with a white t-shirt or pillowcase.
  • Show only the child - nothing and no one else can appear in the photo. This means you cannot suppot your baby with your hand during the photoshoot because you can’t appear in the picture
  • Show your baby without anything obscuring their face. This means they can’t suck on a dummy during the shoot. Also, make sure your baby’s hands aren’t obscuring their face.
  • Show your child looking directly at the camera. This can be a bit difficult, particularly if your baby decides to turn their head to one side the second you lie them down to take the picture.
  • Show your child’s face with a neutral expression. Smiling is okay, but laughing or crying isn’t, and will result in a rejected application.
  • Show the eyes of your model visibly, remember they have to be open. 
  • Have no red-eye effect. We recommend that you turn off your camera’s flash before you begin.

Remember that the paper you use for printing also contributes to the quality of the photo, it has to be printed on high-quality paper at high resolution with a matt or semi-matt finish, with no ink mark or crease. You cannot submit a photo that is creased, blurred or otherwise damaged.

How to take a photo for an infant passport - Singapore

While you might dread the process of a child passport application, we are here to help you make it easier. Taking photos for documents might even turn out to be fun and not stressful at all, especially for your little one!

You might wish to avoid crowds and strange photography ateliers and take photos at home instead. This is an excellent idea! It can be a lot of fun for both you and your baby! Let’s see how it works.

How to take photos for babies’ passports - a 5 step guide:

  1. Prepare the background - don’t use a wall with coloured wallpaper, it won’t fit the passport requirements, you’re better off using a light-coloured or white background. You can use a sheet, pillowcase, shirt, etc.
  2. Position - the easiest method is to put the baby on the bed, with a white sheet laid out underneath them. Your little child will feel comfortable and maybe even curious about what's happening.
  3. Face and eyes - your little model can’t be asleep and their eyes must be open and visible, looking straight into the camera. Make sure that nothing is covering their face like toys, baby pacifiers, hands, etc. 
  4. Light and quality - it is best to take a baby passport photo in daylight, in a room that gets a lot of natural light. Make sure to position your child somewhere where no shadows will obscure their face and the photo will be well lit. 
  5. Watch your child - it’s important to keep an eye on them during photo sessions, especially with toddlers. Make sure they feel safe and have fun while getting their photo taken.

If you prefer taking passport photos for your baby at home, you should try our photo maker, it will make the process so much easier for you! 

Singapore baby passport photo - a mobile app

While you may be meeting the rules and you know how applying for a Singaporean child’s passport works, you might still want to consider using our Passport Photo Online application.

Our Photo mobile app, which is compatible with iOS or Android devices, is simple to use, and will work fantastically on your iPhone, or any other smartphone you choose! This application offers perfect cropping, editing and verification of your Singaporean baby’s passport photo.

Start by choosing a passport as the document you want a picture for. The software automatically resizes your photo to the official requirements of Singapore. After that, Passport Photo Online editor begins swapping the background for a neutral colour, resizing the image and verifying if your Baby Singaporean passport photo will meet the standards of your chosen document. 

The whole process takes seconds and our app is free of charge! Try it now and you can save a lot of time and money!

Last update: 08.10.2021

Frequently Asked Questions

❓ How do I apply for a passport for my newborn baby in Singapore?

You can apply online, or through the post which costs approximately S$70. You then need to meet the requirements and collect documents to prove the child’s citizenship and identity, for example, the child’s birth certificate, recent photograph, identity card, proof of the parents/guardians’ own identity, e.g. a marriage certificates, etc.

❓ Can newborns travel without passports?

The rules, compared to the past, have changed regarding passports for babies. Historically, children traveled on their parent's (usually their mum’s) passport but now babies and children, like adults, are required to have their own passport.

❓ Can I take my baby passport photo?

Taking passport photos at home for your children's passport can be fun and is allowed. You just have to meet the Singaporean requirements and follow the guide to be sure that you take the right photographs.

To take photos of a newborn for a passport, you have to know how to do it, what to avoid and meet the requirements. They require that a picture must be in colour, with a white or off-white background, show the baby with no chair back, toy or other people visible, show the baby’s entire face, looking directly at the camera with their head straight and eyes open, taken with uniform lighting and should be printed on high-quality paper. For the exhaustive list of regulations, check the government website.

You can use any device like a smartphone, digital camera or tablet. While using your phone, download a photo maker app on an iOS or Android device, and you can make the process so much easier.

If one or more of a child’s parents are Singaporean, then they qualify for a passport. This is true even if the child was born abroad.

Babies should have their mouths closed and eyes open, ensuring that they are visible and that nothing is covering their face like pacifiers, toys, etc. Although some agencies are flexible with their passport photos, it is important to know official government requirements.

You're not obliged to update your photos until renewal time, usually, most opt to do so in order to avoid problems caused by a disparity between the photos and the older child's features. Generally, it doesn't matter provided the passport is still valid (usually for 5 years for babies).

To become a Singaporean citizen by birth, he or she has to be born in Singapore with at least one parent who is a Singaporean citizen, provided both parents are registered officially as legally married.

There are a number of options for you to get your Child’s passport photo taken in Singapore. You could use a photo booth, many of which can be found in Singapore’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations, or you could use a photo studio, many of which are available. However, children may struggle with these options and it can be difficult to find the time. You’re better off using Passport Photo Online. It works wherever you need it to, and provides a convenient solution for your child’s passport photos.

About the document

Singaporean Baby Passport

Children are no longer permitted to travel using their parents' passports, which means that they need to carry their own Singapore passports. Child passports are identical to adult passports, but are only valid for 5 years. It gives them permission to travel and grants them identity as a national and citizen of the Republic of Singapore.

Who is eligible for a Singaporean baby passport?

If one or both of a child’s parents are Singaporean, and the child was born in Singapore, then it will be eligible for a Singapore passport. Children who have been born abroad with at least one Singaporean parent will also be able to apply.

Singaporean baby passport application requirements

While applying for a Singapore passport for a baby, you will need to meet some requirements and collect some supporting documentation:

  • Identity Card number
  • Identity card from a consenting parent or legal guardian (legal document of guardianship needs to be produced)
  • Completed passport application and additional information forms
  • Child’s Birth Certificate number or Child’s Citizenship Certificate number
  • A recent passport colour photograph (should have been taken in the last three months)
  • If renewing a passport, send the expiry date for the current Singapore passport
  • Current Singapore passport unless it is your baby’s first
  • Passport fees

Fees for Singaporean baby passport

The Singapore baby passport application fees cost S$70 for online or post applications.

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