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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.

Indian Passport Photo Size and Requirements

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Width: 2 in
Height: 2 in
300 dpi
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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 Passport Photo - Requirements

Take an Indian passport size photo

Filling out your passport application and looking at how to take an Indian passport photo? Indeed, this is something you should be strictly careful of. To avoid rejection of your passport demand, you’ll have to make sure that the passport photo you’ll submit will meet the official requirements of the Indian government (e.g. size and background). Here’s what you need to know to make the perfect photo for your Indian passport. 

Indian passport photo size

When taking a passport photo for your Indian passport, you might want to know which requirements regarding the size it might meet. Indeed, your Indian passport photo size should equal 51 mm x 51 mm (1000 x 1000 px if digital.)

Indian passport photo: background, contrast, and lighting

The quality of the picture matters as much as the size. Indeed, note that your picture needs to be clear and printed in color. The background of your picture should strictly be white or off-white colored. Also, you can’t submit any picture that shows a shadow or that has a too high or too low contrast because they will automatically be rejected. 

Posture and facial expressions in the Indian passport picture

It is important to have a still and centered position. Indeed, your whole face should be visible from the crown to the chin, so you can’t turn it on one side or on the other: it has to be centered on the frame. 

As for your facial expression, like in most passport pictures, you must look as neutral as possible, with your eyes wide open. 

Indian passport photo - clothing

No matter how good you want to look in your passport, there’s no need to be dressed in your most beautiful outfit. Simply wear something neutral, that comes out well with the white wall. 

However, it’s better to avoid white clothes, as they won't look good since you risk blending into the background. 

Hairstyle and makeup in the Indian passport photo

As your whole face has to be seen, if you wear any bangs, it’s better to tie them back so they won’t cover either your eyebrows or your eyes. If you have long hair and want to let it down, make sure that your entire face is visible: from the bottom of your chin to the top of your forehead, including your ears. 

Know that you’re allowed to wear makeup, but remember that you must stay true to yourself, so any makeup that you wear should look natural. 

Indian passport photo - accessories

As for the accessories, you’re able to wear eyeglasses, as long as they are not too big or have a too dark frame, unlike sunglasses which are strictly forbidden. However, if you decide to keep your eyeglasses for the picture, make sure that no reflection is visible on the lenses. 

You shouldn’t wear head coverings such as hats or caps, but some exceptions can be made for religious reasons, as long as your face can still be seen. 

Can I take pictures online for my Indian passport?

Taking pictures online for an Indian passport is permitted, as long as the official requirements are followed. Also, they should be saved in JPEG format and have a KB size not bigger than 300. 

How to take a picture with Passport Photo Online?

Taking your Indian passport picture from home might be the very best and quickest manner to get passport snapshots. That's why our Passport Photo Online was designed, to let you take your passport pictures both through the internet site or via the mobile app available on Android and Apple.

The procedure may be very simple, all you want to do is take your pictures with the use of your telephone or a camera and add your preferred one to our internet site or cellular app. Then, simply allow our photo editor to do the rest!

Still, word the few pointers we've organized for you:

  • Stay natural! Don't take the possibility of retouching your picture with an Instagram or Snapchat filter because our software will routinely come across it and your picture will now no longer be editable.
  • Ask someone to take your picture or use a tripod if no person can assist you. In each case, stay away from selfies!
  • One ultimate reminder: ensure your face is completely seen withinside the picture, do not be too near or too distanced from the camera.

Why is our photo editing tool useful?

Digital photos are accepted, however, a JPEG layout is asked for. Guess what? It’s the layout proposed through Passport Photo Online! Wonderful, isn’t it?

Our expert device with AI lets you take your identity pictures online from home for nearly any official document. All you need to do is to submit your photo either to our online photo editor or through our specially designed mobile passport photo app for Android or the passport photo app for Apple.

You will then not have anything to do on this side, considering our software program will cope with the rest.

Unlike conventional photo booths that most effectively come up with 3 attempts to take your snapshots and that frequently cause frustration in case of dissatisfaction, our software helps you to take as many samples as you need before you even pay! Then, you have the opportunity to lower back out in case you simply don’t like the photos that you just took.

Once you have selected your photo, all you need to do is give up the procedure by printing them yourself or having them directly sent at home (shipping will take some days.)

Last update: 3/21/23

About the document

Different types of Indian Passports

As surprising as it may sound, there are four types of Indian passports. They all have different colors regarding whom they’re addressed to. Some of them might offer a quicker immigration clearance process or permit you to travel to some countries without a visa. Here there are:

  • The blue passport (more commonly known as type P passport) is the general passport that is addressed to the whole population of the country and is used for vacation or business purposes. 
  • The white passport (more commonly known as an official passport) is the passport addressed to the members of the Indian government that might have to travel for official purposes. 
  • The diplomatic passport is also addressed to the members of the Indian government as long as they don’t have a white passport. For representing their country outside theirs, they might want to get this passport which is probably the most convenient one as it allows them to travel visa-free. 
  • The orange passport is addressed to the people who haven’t studied above class 10. They are given a different passport because the Indian government aims to ensure these « uneducated » citizens’ safety when they’re traveling abroad. 

How to apply for an Indian Passport?

The application for an Indian passport is pretty easy. Indeed, the appointment process is completely dematerialized, so it can be made directly from home (like for your passport pictures when doing them with Passport Photo Online, such as coincidence…). Here are the different steps that have to be followed:

  • Go to the official website and log in (or register first if you don’t have an account.)
  • Select which category you want to apply for. Here, you should click on « Apply for Fresh Passport/Re-issue of Passport ».
  • Then, fill out the form’s information and submit it. 
  • Finally, all you have to do is pay and schedule the appointment.
  • Gather all the required documents to bring them to the appointment.
  • All set, now you just have to wait!

If you’re renewing your passport, know that you won’t need to book an appointment as the process can completely be completed online. 

Required documents for an Indian Passport

Now that you have taken an appointment for your Indian Passport, you might want to prepare all the needed documents to complete your process. Here’s what you need to prepare:

  • A proof of address (it can be a water bill or a rent agreement for example.)
  • Something to prove your age (such as a birth certificate or a school leaving certificate for example.)
  • Your old passport if you have one.
  • And voilà!

Indian Passport: validity, price, and issuing time

When issued, the Indian Passport is valid for ten years, whatever its type. For minors, it’s only valid for five years. 

The money that you have to spend on it depends on the age of the subject:

  • As an adult, you’ll have to pay 1500 Indian rupee (which equals to almost 19 USD) for a passport with 36 pages, and 2000 Indian rupee (which equals to 25 USD) for a passport with 60 pages. 
  • As a minor, you’ll have to pay 1000 Indian rupee (which equals to almost 13 USD) and your passport will automatically have 36 pages. 

After the submission of your application for your Indian passport, you’ll have to wait between 30 and 45 days to have it issued.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Where can I travel without a visa with an Indian passport?

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With a blue passport, you can enter visa-free the following countries: Bhutan, Indonesia, Jamaica, Serbia, Haiti, Ecuador, Vanuatu, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos, Macau, El Salvador, Montserrat, Grenada, Svalbard, Dominica, Micronesia, Trinidad and Tobago, Senegal, Seychelles and Nepal.

Why is the Indian Passport generated in different colors?

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The Indian Passport is generated in different colors to facilitate the control of the passengers regarding the category they belong to when they get to another country, as well as their travel process.

Is Indian passport biometric?

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Only the official and diplomatic Indian passports are biometrics for now. As for the others, they're simply machine readable.

Yes they can. However, the documents needed for the application have to be attested by their parents (or legal guardian.)

You have to pay online for your application, by credit card, bank transfer or through SBI Bank Challan.

You can if you apply for a Tatkaal Passport, which allows you to get an appointment quicker and also guarantee you a quicker processing of your application (it will be issued within three working days after the submission of your application). However, to apply for a Taatkal passport, you need to have an urgent reason to do so.