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Taking a photo for your ID has never been so easy.
Follow these simple instruction to take the perfect ID photo.
The distance between the face and the camera should be about 40 cm. Ideally the photo should be taken by the other person.
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.
The Indonesian passport photo is a biometric photo that shows the characteristics of a person's face. Using the photo, officers can easily and quickly identify the person using special biometric software. There is no need to use a photo booth or go to a professional photographer to take a biometric photo - it can be taken from home with a smartphone or other device with a digital camera. The file itself can be easily prepared using the Passport Photo Online app or an online tool. Learn more about how to do it and about the photo requirements for your Indonesian passport, so you can take the correct photo at home with your phone.
A photo that does not meet the official requirements can most likely block your passport application during the process. You need to know the detailed photo requirements for the Indonesian passport or use Passport Photo Online from home. Find out more!
The Indonesian passport requires a 4 x 6 cm photo. The head in the picture should occupy about 80% from the bottom of the chin to the top of the head and must be in the center of the picture. It is important to take the picture from a distance that allows you to include the entire head, neck, and upper shoulders in the whole frame.
The photo cannot be blurry or grainy and cannot have visible pixels or printer dots. It must be focused and cannot be altered by any computer program and you cannot apply filters to it. Try to provide a photo with the highest quality possible, so as to minimize the chances of the photo being rejected.
It is recommended to have a photo of at least 300 dpi for the Indonesian passport. To increase your chances of the application getting approved, you could take the picture with a resolution of at least 600 dpi in order to print the photo in high quality.
The background is a fundamental requirement for the Indonesian passport. It must be uniform, plain, white, and have no shadows.
Good lighting will ensure the right contrast between the background and the person in the photo. The photo cannot be overexposed or underexposed and the face, arms and back must be illuminated evenly, without showing any shadows. It is important that there is a good contrast in the photo that allows easy recognition of the biometric features.
Photos that don’t show the person’s face clearly will result in the rejection of the picture and possibly the entire passport application. It is also important that the expression in the photo be neutral. Do not smile or show your teeth, and keep your mouth closed.
You cannot wear glasses in your photo for the Indonesian passport. The frames or lenses might cover the eyes of the person in the photo. Your eyes must be open and you must look directly at the camera. The pupils and irises of the eyes must be visible in the picture.
Your jawline should be visible in the Indonesian passport photo, as should your eyebrows, so don't cover them with your hair. If you have a fringe, move it aside or make sure it doesn’t cover your eyes. Head coverings are generally prohibited except for those worn for medical or religious reasons, such as head scarves or Jewish skullcaps/kippahs.
There are no official dress code requirements for the Indonesian passport photo. It is possible to wear casual clothes as long as they’re not extravagant. It is forbidden to wear a uniform or military clothing. About the clothing color, consider putting on something other than white or black. These colors may disturb the contrast between the background and the person in the photo.
The picture should show your current look, so it is required to submit a photo that’s not older than 6 months from the date of application
Pay attention to the lighting in the photo! An overlit or underlit photo can cause problems in terms of document approval.
The photo must be exactly 4 x 6 cm, the head must be centered in the image, and must cover an area of approximately 80%.
Both the digital file and the printed photo can show neither pixels nor blurs. Make sure the image is in focus!
You cannot wear glasses, not even prescription lenses. They might cover your eyes and part of your face. Remember that in biometric photos it is important that all facial features are well shown
Your photo for the Indonesian passport will not be shared on Instagram, so don’t apply filters to the image or edit it with computer programs. This photo should show your natural appearance, especially your natural skin color and eye color.
The photo must not present any red-eye effect.
All Indonesian passport photo requirements can be easily met with our smart online tool or our Android or iPhone app. It's so easy! Just pose according to the criteria regarding clothes, glasses, hair, and headgear, take the photo and upload the file into our editor, which will quickly prepare it for printing or online submission.
Here's how it works exactly:
The editor will remove the background from the photo itself, making it completely white and without any objects. You won’t need a completely white background, our tool will take care of it.
The Passport Photo Online app or online tool works also as a photo cropper, cropping the passport photo to the correct size and preparing the correct frame from which you can print the photos or have a printed version sent to you.
Our tool not only takes care of adjusting the size and background of your photos to the required ones, but also checks the position of the head, the height of the head in the photo, and the visibility of all biometric features of the face. The intelligent software also checks whether the photo has good contrast and lighting. When something is incorrect,, the tool informs you that you need to take the shot again.
Our online app is ready for iOS and iPhone users can download it from the Appstore. If you’re still hesitant as to whether you should use our photo validation tool, check out the opinions and reviews about our app. You can prepare your Indonesian passport photo in minutes using our iOS app.
We also have an app for smartphones with the Android system. You can go to Google Play and download our app, which will help you prepare and adjust your Indonesian passport photo. You can install it on Samsung, LG, Sony, Xiaomi, OnePlus phones, and more.
Taking a passport photo at home using our app seems to be the best solution for five reasons:
Last update: 2/2/23
The Indonesian passport is a travel document issued by the Government of Indonesia to Indonesian citizens who reside either in Indonesia or overseas. The Immigration Management Information System (SIMKIM) is a system that integrates all the immigration functions in the country and Indonesian Embassies/Consulates abroad. The SIMKIM system is used for applying for new Indonesian passports (Indonesian citizens) and visa issuance services (foreigners).
With the implementation of the SIMKIM system, applicants seeking to have their Indonesian passport issued must show up in person to the Indonesian authority to have their fingerprints (biometrics) and photo (face recognition) taken.
For Indonesian citizens who live or are in the territory of Indonesia, the application for an ordinary passport is submitted to the Minister or a designated Immigration Officer at the local Immigration office by filling out the data application and attaching the required documents which consist of:
As of July 2014, Indonesian passport fees (inclusive of service charges) are Rp 155,000 (US$ 11) for a regular passport (24 Pages), Rp 355,000 (US$ 26) for a regular passport (48 Pages), Rp 405,000 (US$ 30) for an electronic passport (24 Pages), Rp 655,000 (US$ 48) for an electronic passport (24 Pages). These fees above included a biometric service fee of Rp 55,000 (US$4).
Payment can be made through banks and ATMs, online marketplace (Tokopedia and Bukalapak) or by cash.