Obtain Your Saudi Arabian Passport Photo Without Efforts

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Snap or upload a photo

Snap or upload a photo

That's the only thing you need to do. Snap or upload a photo - we'll take care of the rest.

AI prepares the photo

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.

Saudi Arabian Passport Photo - Format and Standards

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Width: 40 mm
Height: 60 mm
300 dpi
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 38 mm
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 6 mm
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More about Saudi Arabian Passport Photo - Requirements

Saudi Arabian Passport Photo

When you are applying for a Saudi Arabian passport photo, you are required to provide some specific documents as well as 2 passport size photos that have to follow exact requirements.

Almost all official identity documents now require biometric passport size photos. Saudi Arabia requires a passport size photo for various visas as well as for your identity card and driving license. With our free passport photo maker you can take your passport photo quickly and easily without going to a photo studio, and we give you a 100% guarantee it will be accepted!

The Saudi passport photo size and format

The passport size photo has to be 4 cm by 6 cm (40 mm by 60 mm). This passport photo size corresponds to 1,6 inches by 2,4 inches. In the picture, the face should be at a height of 32-36 mm and take up roughly 70-80% of the image. Make sure it is uncropped and completely visible. Although images with a passport photo dimension of 300 dpi (472 x 709 pixels) are also acceptable, 600 dpi (945 x 1417 pixels) is the standard resolution for a passport picture. The higher the print dimensions of the photo, the more likely it will be accepted.

The right background for Saudi Arabian passport picture

The background of the passport photo must be consistent, neutral, and devoid any patterns. Additionally, the skin must be shown in its natural color and no filter should be placed on the image. There shouldn't be any additional subjects or objects in the picture. Saudi Arabian passport photos must have a white and light background that gives a good contrast.

Our AI-powered software detects the background, automatically removes it and replaces it with an appropriate one. This way you don't have to change it on your own and you'll have the perfect background for your passport photo right away.

Correct lightning for a Saudi Arabian passport photo

It is very important that the face is well lit when taking a Saudi Arabian passport photo. There shouldn’t be any strong or colored lights while taking the photo, because this can result in it altering your natural look. Additionally your face should be shadow free and the image can’t be too bright or too dark for easy identification. There also can’t be any flash reflection on the pictures, such as those caused by jewelry or glasses. Throughout our app, we guide you through the process and we advise you if the lightning corresponds with the required one.

Rules regarding glasses and accessories for a Saudi Arabian passport photo

You can keep your glasses on your biometric passport photo if you wear them regularly. Sunglasses and eyewear with tinted lenses are not permitted. Make sure your glasses don't obscure your eyes or other facial features. The lenses shouldn't reflect light and your iris should still be clearly visible. In a photo for your identity card, you cannot wear headgear. 

Headgear is only allowed in certain circumstances, such as for medical or religious reasons. The Saudi dress is allowed to wear when taking a photo for the passport. The entire face, from the chin to the forehead, must be entirely visible. Jewelry is acceptable to wear, but there cannot be any reflections as mentioned earlier.

Position of the head for the Saudi Arabian passport photo

Saudi Arabia requires that the photo should be taken with a straight head and a face towards the camera. A neutral facial expression is required (no smiling/laughing). Additionally, the eyes need to be fully open and the mouth should be closed when taking a photo. The photo should not be older than 6 months for easy identification.

Last update: 6/3/23

About the document

All Saudi Arabian official identification documents require a perfect biometric photo. This means that you have to present or submit a passport size photo in order to apply for not only a Saudi Arabian passport, but also your Saudi Arabian driver's license, a Saudi Arabian visa, or even a Saudi Arabian ID card.

The image must comply with all of the above requirements in order to be accepted. If you intend to take your own passport photo, make sure you are aware of all the requirements. You can easily take your own passport photos at home once you are aware of the process and requirements. Use our passport photo maker tool to not only take passport or visa photos, but also photos for many other official documents. We will automatically crop your picture to the correct size, remove the background for you and print it! Save time and money by using our app instead of going to the photo booth!

Our app allows you to download the digital version of the professional photo you took, but also a print out that would be sent to you. We also offer many different tools, such as a passport photo cropping tool, a passport photo background remover, a photo editing tool and many more, all for free!

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Can I take my own Saudi Arabian passport photo?

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Yes of course! All you need is a friend that will take the picture and a smartphone with a digital camera. You can take the picture using our app, then upload it to our website, and then we will automatically check if it complies with all of the requirements.

Is it allowed to wear headwear on my passport photo?

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Headwear is not permitted, except if it is for religious reasons. A Saudi dress for men is allowed.

Is it allowed to wear glasses on my passport photo?

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Yes, as long as they are prescription glasses that you have to wear everyday, otherwise no. Additionally, the glasses must have clear lenses, darkened glasses/sunglasses are forbidden. The glasses must not cover your eyes or brows on the picture. Be also sure that there isn’t any reflection on the photo, that is created by the flash.

No, that is not necessary, however it is not forbidden. It is required that you have a white background with no patterns or other objects in it, otherwise your photo will be rejected.

No, the passport photo must display a neutral expression. Smiling, griming, laughing or having your eyes closed, is forbidden.

When applying for a passport, the passport photo cannot be older than six months. The face in the picture must be current in order for the person to be clearly identifiable.

Yes, but make sure that it doesn’t cover your face or create a reflection caused by the flash.

The passport photo should be printed on high-quality, ideally glossy photo-paper, as this provides the proper sharpness and contrast.

The official requirements for a Saudi Arabian passport photo are 40 mm wide and 60 mm high. With our app you can crop your photo to these exact requirements in a matter of seconds.

Unfortunately, no. The Saudi Arabian government requires that you to provide 2 physical copies of your passport photo.