Mauritius Passport Photo

Mauritius Passport Photo

Get your perfect biometric photo (compliance guaranteed)

What do you get?

You save time and money - take a biometric photo conveniently without leaving home

Convenience
Digital photo within a few seconds or printouts shipping to your home
Professional service
Over 1,000,000 people have used our services within 7 years.
Guarantee of acceptance
If your photo is rejected by authorities, we will refund you twice the price you paid
Satisfaction guarantee
Take as many photo shots as you want - you pay only when you are satisfied

What do our users write about us?

The reviews come from our customer satisfaction surveys.

Ann Y.

Excellent service. Very good software that enhanced our photos. They also did a manual check and had me redo one of the pictures for free. I have only used online passport photos for more than 10 years. This is by far the best.

Fi Peverell

I'm really pleased with the result. They are very helpful and professional. Really fast response time and aswsome passport photo. I recommend it strongly.

Pauline Jackson

Can't thank these people enough, they have gone above and beyond today to produce a lovely passport photograph from my poor photograph. Thank you for all your efforts. I would recommend this company good value, professional and kind.

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Mauritius Passport Photo - Size & Requirements

Mauritius Passport Photo
Size
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
Resolution
600 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 33 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

Mauritius Passport Photo Size & Requirements

Do you need a picture of the passport of Mauritius? Take it with your smartphone and adjust to the requirements within 3 seconds with an intelligent Passport Photo Maker!

Mauritius Passport Photo Guidelines

Do you know that you don’t need to go to a professional photography studio, waste your time and spend big money if you want to have a professional-quality photo of the passport of Mauritius? You can do it yourself, just knowing the requirements and using a dedicated tool to adjust your picture to them.

The requirements list is not long and if you use the smart passport photo App, creating a perfect photo is more than easy!

Read the rest of the article to know:

  1. what is the required size and crop of the photo
  2. how must be the background
  3. how to pose in the picture
  4. what is allowed and forbidden in biometric images
  5. if there is any dress-code and what about hairstyle in the picture
  6. how to avoid the most commonly made mistakes
  7. how to quickly verify is your picture meets all the photo requirements
  8. how to save your money and time taking a photo to you passport application

and create your perfect picture for a passport of Mauritius.

Do it yourself! Mauritian Passport Photo with your phone!

As you already know, it is allowed to take a photo at home. Or wherever and whenever you wish! All you need are:

  • smartphone, digital camera, or tablet (webcam are excluded)
  • list of the requirements for a Mauritius passport photo
  • Passport Photo App to resize, crop and adjust the background in your picture

Mauritius Photo to Passport Generator is ready to download from the AppStore or the Google Play Store. So, it doesn’t matter whether you have an iPhone, Samsung, Nokia or another model of smartphone - with this app you are able to create your passport photo with every device with a camera (except webcams).

Remember only that selfies are not allowed. Ask somebody for help or - if you prefer to do it on your own - use a tripod.

Requirements of biometrics for Passport Photos in Mauritius

As the Mauritius passport is a biometric document, the photo you attach to the application must satisfy the standards of biometrics. There are some strict requirements about the photo quality, colours, composition and style of the background you must know and meet. These rules are the same in all countries worldwide because currently every state issues only biometric passports, aka e-passports, electronic passports or digital passports - machine-readable documents containing an electronic chip with a biometric photo of its holder.

Mauritius printed Passport Pictures - Technical requirements

Your photo attached to the passport application must be printed and in the correct size and crop. Fortunately, thanks to resizing the passport photo tool you are able to get the correct image in 3 seconds and you don’t even need to know the correct size of it!

Just keep in mind that your picture dedicated to the biometric passport must be:

  • taken within the last 6 months
  • attached in two identical copies
  • original (not cut out from the larger image, not altered by computer software)
  • in the size 35 - 40 mm x 45 - 50 mm (width x height)
  • taken against the clear, white background
  • in natural colours (black and white photos are excluded)
  • sharp and well-focused
  • properly exposed in every area
  • composed in the right way
  • correctly cropped (head not too big or too small)
  • captured with the neutral facial expression (open eyes looking at the camera, and closed mouths are required)
  • printed on a photo-quality paper with dye-sublimation print

Mauritian Passport photo size (dimensions in mm) and crop

You can find some different information about the required size of the Mauritius Passport Photo. Generally speaking, this is 35 - 40 mm x 45 - 50 mm (width x height) so you have some liberty in this matter.

But the most commonly used size is just 35 mm x 45 mm. This is the most popular size of photos dedicated to Mauritius passports.

But you do not even know that! Once you upload your picture into the Mauritius Passport Photo Resizer, all the process of resizing is done automatically.

Moreover, the photo crop must show the candidate's face with hair from the tip of the chin to the top of the head, neck and upper part of the shoulders. The face image’s size must be 26-30 mm. But again: if you use the smart Photo App, your picture will be cropped automatically too.

So, you do not need to calculate dimensions and think about how to obtain a perfect photo crop. Take your picture normally, do not use zoom in your camera and don’t take a selfie, just keep the distance between you and a photographer (or tripod if you are taking the photo on your own). The recommended distance is between 1,20 and 2 metres.

Background in your Mauritius Passport Photo - colour and style

There is only one rule about the background in the Mauritius passport photo:

The background in your passport-style photo dedicated to the passport of Mauritius must be uniquely white.

What exactly does “uniquely white background” mean?

The background must be clearly white in color but this is not all. It also must be free of objects or people, patterns and spots.

If you want to take your photo on your own and you don’t know how to obtain a uniform, unique color, and a clear background at home, the good news is that you do not!

Only one thing you need to do is to upload your image to the intelligent background removing photo app and you will have all the job done in 1 second! This app will erase every type of background from your image and exchange it into the required one white and clear.

Validity and Originality of the passport-style photo in Mauritius

As already mentioned, your photo for the passport in Mauritius must not be older than 6 months. But the new photo is also required if your appearance has changed significantly during this period. It does not mean the case of a change of hairstyle or growing a beard. Also, children and teenagers under 16 years old will not be asked to provide a new image even if they have changed during the natural growth process. But do it if:

  • you made a gender transition.
  • you had facial plastic surgery or experienced a permanent facial deformation.
  • you added or removed tattoos or piercing on your face area.

Moreover, your passport photo must be original too. It means that you must not cut the image of your head from the bigger photo but take a picture especially for the passport. An “original” photo also means that the picture is not altered by any computer software. Do not process your picture with Photoshop or filters. Remember that artificial intelligence used by consular services is able to detect any graphic alteration and in such a case the photo is being rejected and all the process of issuing the passport extends.

Posing and Facial expression in the Mauritian Passport Photo

A Mauritius passport-style photo must be biometric. It means that there are some demands about posing and facial expression. The first of them is that the passport-style photo must be portrait-oriented and be a close-up of the face of a candidate. No side-views are accepted, only en-face views are allowed.

The second rule is that the candidate’s head must be centred, not tilted in any direction. A photographed person must look straight ahead at the camera.

How to obtain this view?

The camera lens should be positioned at the sightline and a photographed person must stay straight with shoulders not twisted and head not tilted.

What about the smile in the Mauritius Passport Photo? It is not allowed. Do not smile or frown. Just keep a neutral facial expression: both eyes open, mouth closed, relaxed muscles.

Glasses, hairstyle, headgears and accessories in Mauritius passport photos

You may have questions about some items such as head covering, eyeglasses, jewellery, piercing, hands-free devices, etc. in the Mauritius passport photos. Are they allowed? Which one of them? Under which conditions? We have gathered all the answers in one place. Check the next paragraphs and learn about allowed and forbidden items in biometric pictures.

Glasses in the Mauritius Passport Photos

Generally speaking, this is a good idea to take off glasses for the moment of capturing a passport-style photo. Their frames may obscure the eyes or they can give glare which is unacceptable.

Anyway, if you wear prescription eyeglasses every day, you can keep them in the photo for your Mauritius passport under certain conditions:

  1. Make sure that light does not give a glare on them (it happens often when the photo is taken with a flash lamp).
  2. Remember that their frames must not cover your eyes.
  3. Only transparent glasses are acceptable (any non-transparent glasses such as sunglasses or tinted glasses are forbidden in the photo).

Jewellery and hair accessories in the Mauritian Passport Photos

You can wear every hairstyle in your Mauritius Passport Photo as long as your hair does not cover your face or cast shadows on it. However, avoid massive hair decorations. They are generally allowed but they might obscure your face oval and in such a case your picture will not be accepted. The same applies to jewellery. Small pieces are ok but take off huge earrings for the same reason.

If you have facial piercings, you do not need to remove them for a photo, but these items must not give a shadow or glare on your skin and your facial features must still be recognizable.

Head covering in the Mauritius Passport Photos

If you like caps, hats, headbands, or other fashion headgear, you must take them off before taking a passport-style photo.

However, head covering used as a part of a religious or traditional attire may be worn in the Mauritius passport picture. So, you can decide to keep your head covering (like hijab, turban or yarmulke etc.) but make sure that this item does not obscure your face. Your facial features including front and chin must be clearly visible in the photo. For a proper contrast, we recommend you wearing headgear in color contrasting to the background.

Devices and accessories in Mauritius passport photos

Wireless head-phones and other similar objects are not allowed in your photo dedicated to the Mauritius biometric passport. Only people wearing a hearing device are allowed to keep it. The condition of keeping it, however, is that such an item must not cover the face or cast a shadow on it.

Lighting and colours in the Mauritius Passport Photo

The passport picture must be properly exposed, remember that overlit and underlit photos are rejected. Adjust the light but do not use a flash lamp in the moment of capturing your photo dedicated to the passport. Flash can provoke a red-eyes effect that disqualifies the picture. The best light is always natural (daylight).

Moreover, the photo must reproduce your skin tones accurately, so it must be taken in color, not black and white, not with filters.

Makeup and clothing in the Mauritian Passport Photo

There are not any contradictions with putting on some makeup while taking a passport-style picture. Face powder is especially recommended as it can help prevent skin shining. You may use lipstick and mascara as well if you like it. The main rule is always the same: your facial features must be recognizable in your passport photo.

When it comes to a dress code, you are free to wear clothes you like. There are no “musts” or “mustn't” here. The good advice is just to wear a top (and hijab if you wear it) in a color different from white in order to obtain a proper contrast with the background.

Printed photos of Mauritius Passport Specification

As you already know, you must submit two printed photos together with your passport application. But you must not print them with your home printer, on normal paper. Photos printed with the inkjet printed are of poor quality and cannot be accepted by the passport office.

  • printed on photo-quality paper
  • produced using dye-sublimation print
  • identical
  • sharp, focused, rich in contrast and clear
  • properly exposed (not overlit or underlit)
  • not stamped, scratched or damaged

Where to take a Mauritius passport photo near me?

You already know all the requirements about Mauritius passport photos and you may think that the process is a bit complicated. But this is not!

It is still very easy to produce a high-quality photo at home! You can do it with your smartphone using a passport photo maker cropping, resizing, and adjusting your picture. You can print your shots in some photo store or photo booth in your neighbourhood. It takes just a moment and you can do it anywhere at any time!

7 disqualifying mistakes people do in their Mauritius passport photos

Every month some amount of passport applications must be rejected by Mauritius consular officers because applicants attach wrong pictures. In such a case, a candidate is asked to submit a new photo and all the process of issuing a passport is extended.

So, if you have a planned trip and your passport is not ready on time, it may be a big problem. Read what are the most common mistakes and avoid them! Be sure that your passport photo is valid and correct.

The most common errors are:

  1. Wrong size
  2. Background other than clear and white
  3. Poor technical quality of the picture (photos blurred, not well-focused, overexposed or underexposed)
  4. Not an en-face view (the only one accepted view!)
  5. Monochromatic pictures
  6. Computer software alterations (most commonly by Photoshop)
  7. Wrong facial expression (smile, open mouth, not fully open eyes, blinking, etc.) 

Mauritius Passport Photo App (Maker)

Do you know that you download the smart Passport Photo Generator from AppStore or Google Play Store? It works under Android and iOS and it lets you save your money and time.

This is a tool based on artificial intelligence that adjusts the size, crop and background in one second!

So, it does not matter whether you are an Apple products lover (this App works for iPhones and iPads) or you have a Samsung, Nokia or another smartphone. You can download the smart Passport photo app from the AppStore for iOS operating devices or from the Google Play Store for the Android-based ones. 

This App verifies every uploaded photo, so you will get feedback about your passport picture. And if the App marks it as a correct one, we guarantee you the acceptance of the consular office. So, why not take a chance of saving money and time?

Last update: 5/18/22

Frequently Asked Questions

💡 Can I attach a black and white photo to my Mauritius passport application?

No. Only color pictures will be accepted. Moreover, colors must be real and represent your natural skin tone. Do not use color filters in your picture.

💡 Where can I print my Mauritian passport photo?

It may be done in a self-service photo kiosk, photo booth or one-hour photo service in some store or mall near you.

💡 What is the recommended Mauritius passport photo tool?

We advise you to check out the PhotoAiD smart photo App which is able to resize, crop, remove background and verify your picture in terms of requirements. It has very good opinions from clients, is cheap and easy to use.
No. The passport photo must be printed on high-quality paper and dye-sublimation processes must be used for printing.
No, any alteration in the picture by computer software is forbidden and will cause the rejection of the photo.
If you are looking for a tool that verifies your photo in terms of accordance with requirements, download the passport validating photo online app. The app will verify your picture and inform you if it is correct or not.
In such a case the time of processing your application might be longer. Be sure to not attach the wrong photo and use the Passport Photo Validating App.
You can get it in the studio, in a photo booth, or… wherever you wish! Use your smartphone or a digital camera and then adjust the picture with our Passport photo editor.
No. You can wear whatever you wish.
The background must be uniquely white. Use the photo background remover to obtain a perfect background in your image.
No. You must submit 2 printed photos.
Yes, the beard is allowed in the passport photo in Mauritius.
Headgears worn for religious purposes are allowed under the condition that they do not obscure or cover in any way the candidate’s face.
Yes. The biometric photo must be taken as an en-face view with the eyes looking straight at the camera.
2 identical printed pieces must be submitted.
It is not forbidden to wear eyeglasses in the photo if the glasses are not colored or tinted. Just make sure that frames do not obscure your eyes and glasses do not give glare.
Yes, you are absolutely allowed to do it. After capturing a photo by your iPhone or another smartphone, upload it to Online Passport Photo Maker and have it done!
No, do not smile, do not open your mouth. A neutral facial expression is a must.
The image of the head from the chin to the top must measure approximately 26-30 mm. If you are not sure how to do it, just use a cropping passport photo tool.
The required size of the passport photo in Mauritius is 35-40 mm x 45-50 mm. If you want to resize your picture, try the Resizing Passport Photo App. It will be done for you automatically.

About the document

Passport of Mauritius

The Mauritian institution authorised to issue the passport to the citizens of this country is the Mauritius Passport and Immigration Office which is a branch of the Mauritius Police Force and operates under the aegis of the Prime Minister’s Office as well as the Commissioner of Police. Every day it issues approximately 500 new documents.

Mauritian passport is a biometric document and has a machine-readable page as well as an electronic chip containing the biodata of its holder. The identity information page of a Mauritian passport presents the following data:

  • Photo of the passport bearer
  • Type of the document
  • Code of Issuing State (MUS)
  • Passport Number
  • The surname of the Holder
  • Given Names of the Holder
  • The profession of the Holder
  • Nationality of the Holder
  • Date of birth of the Holder
  • Sex: M/F of the Holder
  • Date of issue of the document
  • Date of expiry of the document
  • Personal Number
  • Place of birth of the Holder
  • Authority responsible for issuing the document
  • Holder's Signature

Passport of Mauritius - application and documents

In order to complete your Mauritian passport application, you have to fill in the PF 136 Application Form and submit originals and copies of the following documents:

  • Birth Certificate;
  • Certificate of Foreign Citizenship or Residence Permit Abroad (if it applies to your situation);
  • Certificate of Mauritius Citizenship in case applicant acquired nationality through Registration / Naturalization / Adoption (if it applies to your situation);
  • 2 photos meeting all the requirements
  • Mauritius National Identity Card;
  • Birth Certificate of Mauritian parent (if you were born abroad); 
  • Certificate of Foreign Citizenship of parent(s) (in the same situation)

In the case you have lost your passport, a Certificate from the Police is needed.

Additional documents may be needed if you are married or divorced. In such a case, bring with you:

  • Marriage Certificate
  • Divorce Decree

Be informed that all required documents should be in one of two languages: English or French. If you have documents in other languages, they should be translated by a registered sworn translator.

Travelling with the passport of Mauritius

According to the Henley visa restrictions index from 2019 (before COVID-19 pandemic), holders of the passports of Mauritius had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 145 countries and territories. This ranked the Mauritian passport 31st place in terms of travel freedom.

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