United Arab Emirates Visa Photo
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Passport photo-taking tips
Follow these guidelines to create the perfect passport picture.
Consider the distance
Keep your front-facing camera 16–20 inch (40–50 cm) away from the face. For rear cameras, keep a 4–6 foot (1–2 meter) distance.
Keep your head and body straight
Look directly into the camera and avoid tilting your body. Remember, portrait mode is unacceptable for passport photos.
Prepare good lighting
Take your passport photos in a daylight setting, like near a window on a sunny day. Shadows on your face or in the background are not permitted.
UAE Visa Photo: Size and Requirements
Here’s a quick overview of all requirements for your photo.
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 40 mm
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 5 mm
Need more info on passport photos? Read these FAQs
Dubai Visa Photo Requirements
When you want to take the right photo for your United Arab Emirates visa, make sure everything is perfect, as even the tiniest mistake can make reject your application. Especially when visiting Dubai, a city known for its opulence and perfection. You don't want to travel to a perfect city and take a terrible photo, do you?
Remember, if something seems off, don't try to fix it by erasing birthmarks, scars, tattoos, or even red-eye, since this could result in your UAE visa application being denied.
You can receive a professional photo service by using our visa photo editor, which will set your passport photo to the appropriate dimensions and modify it to meet the UAE visa photo standards.
Visa photo size and dimension
The dimension of the picture for the visa should be 43x55 mm. For the online application, the picture should be 300 px wide and 369 px high.
Let's have a look at the specifications for your Dubai visa photo's background:
- There must be no patterns on the backdrop, which must be white or off-white.
- Color images are preferred; black and white photos will be rejected.
- You must be in the center of the photograph, with your face taking up 70% to 80% of the image.
- In the photo, your head, hair, ears, and shoulders must be visible.
- The photo should be of acceptable quality, with no glares, shadows, or over or under exposure. It should also depict your true skin tone.
- Your Dubai visa photo must be printed on high-quality photo paper without any blemishes, wrinkles, staples, or other damage.
The expression in a professional photo like the one for a visa must be neutral, the mouth has to be closed, the eyes have to be open, the gaze must be frontal to the camera and the head must not be bent.
Clothes and accessories
There has to be a strong separation between you and the white background, it's recommended to wear something other than black, for example, in a solid dark hue (blues, purples, or greens should suffice!)
If you must, you may wear eyeglasses, but they must not hide your eyes or eyebrows. Make sure the glasses don't have any glare. Sunglasses aren't allowed.
Only religious headgear is permitted, but make sure that it does not obscure your face, as your forehead, chin, and other facial characteristics must be visible. Fashion items like hats, headbands, and other headgear are not permitted.
UAE visa photo requirements for minors
Babies and kids have to have the visa photo too, and might be a bit more tricky to get a good photo of the small babies, let’s see the main point to follow:
the baby's face should be as neutral as possible, and he or she should stare directly at the camera. The baby must be photographed alone; the parent or guardian cannot hold her, and no hands are allowed to be visible in the visa photo. If the kid is unable to stand, the photograph should be taken from above while they are lying down. Toys or dummies are not permitted in the photograph.
How does the Dubai Visa Photo tool work?
Our photo tool editor can modify your photo to meet the specifications of the UAE visa photo. You can be sure that your photo will be accepted when you use our photo app since we provide a 100 percent guarantee. So, what does the photo app have to offer?
The program resizes your photo to fit the document's specifications, ensuring that it has the necessary resolution and proportions. It either removes the background entirely or modifies it so that it is appropriate for the document. In most circumstances, the background is white or light; nonetheless, some documents require a blue background. All conceivable background colors are covered by the application.
PhotoAiD tool crops and frames the entire photograph accurately. As a result, the face is in the center of the photo and aligned with the document's standards. It also serves as a validator and employs artificial intelligence to check images, which means it can check for undesirable shadows (on the shoulders, face, or backdrop), whether the head is centred in the shot (not slanted), whether the eyes are open enough, and so on.
How to take a Dubai visa photo with your phone?
There is a UAE visa photo app available for Android in the Play Store and for iPhone in the App Store. It is really easy to use, once you have downloaded the app, you can simply take a photo or upload it from your device. The app will automatically modify the photo by removing the background and taking off the shadows. With PhotoAiD you don’t have to look for a photographer or passport booth, you can do everything from your home, and you can receive a printed copy to your address or download a digital version!
Can I use a digital photo for a UAE visa?
Yes you can, if you apply online, there are different ways, you can download some apps for your phone like: GDRFA Dubai, ICA eChannels or Dubai Now on Google Play and App Store.
In this case you will need a digital photo which you can easily take on our photo editor.
Why you should use our photo editor
You should use PhotoAiD because in this way you don't have to worry about whether or not your photo is correct because our photo editor reviews every photo that is uploaded and determines whether or not it is appropriate for the document you are asking for. The authorities will accept your photo once PhotoAiD has verified that it is correct.
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