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AI prepares the photo

Artificial Intelligence will check your photo, crop it to the right size and remove the background.

Expert verification

Expert verification

Our Photo Expert will make additional verification to check if your photo meets the official requirements.

Digital or print photos

Digital or print photos

You can download a digital version and order a printout which we will send within 2-4 days. Delivery is free!


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How to take a photo?

Taking a photo for your ID has never been so easy.

Follow these simple instruction to take the perfect ID photo.


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.

Visa to India - Digital photo requirements and size

Indian Visa Photo
Width: 2 in
Height: 2 in
300 dpi
Is it suitable for online submission?
Image definition parameters
Head height: 1.29 in
Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 1.18 in
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More about Indian Visa Photo - Requirements

Indian Visa photo requirements

Non-citizens who want to visit India must obtain an Indian Visa from Indian Diplomatic Mission. The other choices are Visa on arrival or e-Visa online. Indian Visa allows you to enter and depart India, if you are a foreign citizen. In all above mentioned cases, however, the Government of India requires accurate Indian Visa Photo. With our help you don’t have to go to the professional photographer for your India Visa Photo – now you can get your India Visa Photo online. Using the Passport-photo tools will help you navigate through all of the India Visa photo requirements!

General Indian Visa Photo requirements

First of all, remember that you cannot use the photo you made for your passport – they are not the same and they have different requirements. Also, selfies or digital alterations are not allowed. Let’s have a look at the most important India Visa Photo requirements.

Indian Visa Photo Size

The size of a Visa photo is 2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm) and should show a full head from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin. Eye height must be between 1-1/8 inches to 1-3 inches and the size of the head should be from 1 inch to 1-3/8 inches (25 to 35 mm). When it comes to uploading a digital photo: it must be in JPEG format, of a size of minimum 10 KB – maximum 1 MB, with the dimensions at least 350 pixels by 350 pixels in height and width (they must be equal).

Validity of an India Visa Photo

The photo for your Indian Visa has to be recent – to make it possible to confirm your current appearance. It should be taken within 6 months prior to sending your application. However, in case of changing your appearance in some kind of way we recommend taking another photo.

Facial expression and positioning

The India Visa Photo should show a full-face view, facing front, looking directly in the camera. The facial expression has to be neutral, with both eyes open and not showing your teeth. You cannot smile or have an open mouth and your entire face and forehead should be visible.

Photo quality, background and shadows

The background of the photo should be plain, light-colored or entirely white and it cannot have any shadows. The important thing is that the Indian Visa photo must be in color. It should show your natural skin tone and the color of your hair and eyes, so try to take a photo in good lighting and daylight. Remember that you have to upload a high-quality photo – in high resolution, without any damages or pixelization. Overexposed or underexposed photos are also incorrect. Try not to make it blurry or too dark, because that will cause a rejection of your application.

Head covering and clothes

Head coverings are not allowed, neither are glasses or any other items. Your face must be fully exposed, so facial piercings, jewelry, and other accessories are also not permitted if they are hiding any part of your face. You are also not allowed to wear any kind of uniform – clothing should be basic – your normal for your everyday wear. Try not to choose exclusively white clothes, to avoid mixing colors with the background.

Taking the digital Indian Visa Photo on your own

We know that sometimes it can be too expensive and not worth wasting time to go to a professional photographer, so we thought of a perfect solution. All you need to do is to take your photo at home, but because it cannot be a selfie, so please ask someone for help. Afterward, just upload it on our Passport-photo site and we will take care of the rest. Our tools will:

  • Replace the existing background with correct one, if needed;
  • Crop your photo to a correct India Visa Photo Size;
  • Check: facial exposition, position of the head, color of the photo, and other important elements just to verify if they are acceptable.

On our site, you can order a photo in a digital version as well as a printed one, that would be delivered to your home. It all depends on what exact version of your photo is needed. Don’t worry – this process is very fast and easy and it is the best way to get a perfect Indian Visa Photo for your new Visa to India.

Last update: 1/20/23

About the document

Indian Visa – important information

Indian Visa is a document, which permits you to enter the Republic of India and to stay there as long as it’s allowed – it depends on the type of Visa. Indian Visa may be issued only by an Indian embassy or consulate, but the government of India created an easy way to obtain this document: Three step regular visa application process, which you can get to know at the official Government of India website. E-visa allows arriving at the 28 airports and 5 seaports.

Do I need an Indian Visa?

  • Citiziens of Bhutan and Nepal do not require visas to enter India and can stay in the country without any limits.
  • Foreign citizens with Overseas Citizen of India certificate or a Persons of Indian Origin Card have the right to domicile in India. They can also enter India unlimited times.
  • Citizens of Maldives do not require visas to enter India for up to 90 days.
  • Citizens of Japan, South Korea, and United Arab Emirates can apply for a visa on arrival in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

The most popular types of Indian visas

There can be numerous reasons for you to go to India and this is why the Government of India created a lot of different types of Indian Visas:

  • Tourist Visa, granted for 5 years,
  • Transit Visa, granted for 15 days,
  • Business Visa, granted for 5 years,
  • Employment Visa, granted for 1 year or period of contract,
  • Student Visa, granted for 5 years or period of the course,
  • Medical Visa, granted for 5 years or period of the treatment.

The online application form is meant for just one person, each applicant has to file a separate application. There is also an option to save the online application form. This is an easier way to verify accuracy of all the details, because once the online application form is submitted, no modifications are allowed. Each applicant must schedule a separate appointment at a previously selected Indian Mission.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

How can I get an Indian Visa?

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Through the application process: Fill the Visa Application online, submit the necessary documents, and receive your Indian Visa.

How long does it take to get an Indian Visa?

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For Indian e-Visa, you need to apply at least 4 days in advance of your arrival to India because the Indian Mission/Post requires a minimum of 3 working days to process the case and issue a visa. It can be made as early as 120 days in advance.

How do I get an Indian Visa Photo?

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To get an Indian Visa Photo you should just take it at home, upload it on and wait for an email with a digital photo.

Visa is required for any foreign visitor to India. Those who will come to India without a visa may be immediately deported.

  • Tourist Visa: Up to 10 years, for 180 days of staying;
  • Business Visa: 1 year or 10 years;
  • Student Visa: 5 years, or the duration of the course;
  • Conference Visa: 3 months;
  • Transit Visa: 15 days. For 72 hours of staying.

That depends on the type of India Visa. Application Fees are 160$ (Business), 150$ (Tourist), 100$ (Student, Conference, Journalist, Medical), 40$ (Transit).

No, neutral facial expression is required.

2 x 2 inches (51 x 51 mm). Head should measure 1 inch to 1-/8 inches (25 mm to 35 mm).