Singaporean ID card photo

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Body-camera distance

The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.


Posture: Straight ahead

Place your face in front of the lens. Hold the camera at eye level and keep neutral face expression.



Stand facing the light source, for example an exposed window. The background will be cut out, don't worry about it.

Digital photo for Singaporean ID card - Size and requirements

Singaporean ID Card Photo Online
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 35 mm
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 3 mm
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More about Singaporean ID Card Photo - Requirements

What is the singaporean ID card?

Also known as the national registration identification card (NRIC), the Singaporean identity card, serves as an identification document which is granted by the relevant authorities to citizens, residents of Singapore. During the card registration you will be required to fill your personal details and also biometric data by taking the thumbprints of your left and right hand, as well as an iris image. Beside other required documents that are needed to apply for the ID card, you will also need an identity card photo similar to that of a passport photo.

How to get an identity card photo?

Our application, passport photo online, comes to your aid. The steps to get your digital photo for an identity card or a printable version are as follows. All you need to do is take a selfie with your smartphone or have someone else take the shot by standing at least 1-2 meters away. After having the photo ready, upload it on our website or application and within 3 seconds you will see the magic happen. Our AI enhanced tools will automatically crop the photo taken to the required size and remove the background by making it plain white. If by any chance the photo doesn’t comply with the requirements our AI will detect any possible mistakes and fix them!

Photo requirements for Singaporean ID card

The Singaporean ID card photo has some requirements that must be met in order to be accepted by the relevant authorities.

  • 1-The photo must have even lighting with no shadows present.
  • 2-Photo must not be older than 3 months.
  • 3-Facial expressions should be neutral with the mouth closed.
  • 4-Photo must be clear and not blurry or pixelated.
  • 5-Shoulders and hair must be visible.
  • 6-Background of the photo must be plain white.
  • 7-Headgear is not allowed except for religious purposes and they must be dark in colour.
  • 8-Photo must be taken in a full frontal view with the eyes at the camera.
  • 9-Accessories like glasses are allowed only if the eyes are visible.

Information regarding passport photo online

Our application offers you the option to take a passport photo or any other biometric photo for any document that you require. The photos are cropped and adjusted to required size and the background is removed. If there are any mistakes our tools will detect them and fix them in no time. Afterwards it is up to you whether you want to use the digital version of the photo or print it! If you aren’t satisfied with our services or if the photo is rejected by the authorities we promise you a refund guarantee.

Last update: 30/5/23

About the document

The National Registration Identification Card, also known as NRIC is a mandatory identity document granted to Singaporean citizens or residents. Individuals must apply for an NRIC within one year of reaching the age of 15, or after becoming a citizen or permanent resident. Re-registrations are necessary for persons aged 30 and 55, unless the individual has been granted an ID card within ten years prior to the re-registration ages. Like any official document the NRIC requires a biometric photo which can be used as an identification. The photo has some requirements that must be met otherwise your card might be denied by the authorities. To get your ID photo for Singapore, check out passport photo online which within 3 seconds will prepare you a printable photo with all the requirements that are needed.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

How much does it cost to get a passport in Singapore?

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The new application fee for a passport is S$70. The fee waiver will cover all requests submitted from Jan 1, as long as it is made on or before the child's first birthday, pending appeals to review the eligibility requirements.

How long does it take to get a passport in Singapore?

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Upon receipt of the application, the processing period for a passport is around one week. During peak times, it can take longer.

What happens if my passport expires in Singapore?

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If your current passport expires in about six months or does not contain visa pages, apply for a new passport at the Embassy. If your passport is extended for a period of 9 months or less, the remaining validity of your passport will be transferred to your new passport.

Download passport photo online application on your smartphone or use our website. Upload a photo and it will be ready within 3 seconds.

The process is easy. What you have to do is find a passport photo editor app such as passport photo online. Then you can upload your photo and its size will be adjusted to meet the needed requirements. The background will be erased or changed in color and your photo will be sent to you via email so you can print it anytime.