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Singapore visa photo- Size & requirements

Singapore visa photo
Width: 35 mm
Height: 45 mm
600 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 74 %
  • Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 4 mm
Is it suitable for online submission?
Is it printable?
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How to take a photo?

Body-camera distance
Body-camera distance
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Posture: Straight ahead
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face
Even lighting on both sides of the face

Singapore visa photo- Size & requirements 

You have to get a Singapore visa for an upcoming trip there and you’re trying to gather all the documents needed for your application? Now you need a Singapore visa photo. Read this guide about the requirements for Singapore visa photo and use PhotoAiD to obtain a professional photo for your visa application!

Photo requirements for Singapore visa 

In order to apply for a Singapore visa, you will need a Singapore visa photo taken in the last three months. This photo needs to fit some official requirements to be accepted, here is the list of the photo requirements for a Singapore visa : 

Photo size for Singapore visa, cropping, and background 

The photo size for the Singapore visa should be 35x45mm (in inches: 1.38” x 1.77”) and the face should take about 80% of the photo. Cropping photos shouldn’t alter the size as well as the visibility of the face and shoulders on the photo. 

The photo’s background should be plain white. 

Lighting and quality of the photo

Lighting should be even, with no overexposure or underexposure. The ideal lighting would be a natural light with no reflections or shadows. 

As for the quality of the photo, it should be a professional photo, clear, focused, and not pixelized. Any alterations such as flipped or distorted photos and filters are prohibited on photo Singapore visa. 

Clothes, jewelry, and glasses

Accessories such as jewelry and headcovers are not allowed except for religious reasons. Allowed head covers should be dark-colored and not alter the face’s visibility. 

Glasses are allowed but should obstruct the visibility of the face and eyes (no thick frame, no tinted or colored lenses, no reflections) and colored lenses are not allowed. 

You can wear any clothes but it’s preferred to wear dark-colored clothes that cover the shoulders. 

Hairstyle, beard, and makeup 

The hairstyle shouldn’t cover the eyes or face, they should be tied when necessary. The beard should ideally be well-trimmed and not alter the face’s visibility. 

Makeup is allowed but should be light and shouldn’t cover any distinctive features (moles, scars, birthmarks). 

Position, eyes, and facial expression 

Your facial expression has to stay neutral, with no smile, and mouth closed. Shoulder and hair must be fully visible in the photo. Eyes should be opened and fully visible (no fringe covering the eyes, accessories, or such). 

For the position, you should sit straight, take the photo in front view, and eyes looking at the camera. 

PhotoAiD- obtain a perfect Singapore visa photo 

In order to have the best photo that follows all the photo requirements for a Singapore visa, you can choose to use our online photo editor. You will get a professional-quality visa photo that will, for sure, be accepted for your visa application quickly and easily.

You just have to send us your photo taken with your phone on our website or application (available on Android and iOS), our AI will edit your photo so that it will fit the official requirements for a Singapore visa and send it back to you via mail. You can take as many photos as you want and send us the one you like best, you will receive your ideal visa photo in no time and with an acceptance guarantee! 

Convenient and time-saving, our service will provide you with a visa photo from home for an easy application without having to search for an open photo booth near you. Use PhotoAiD now and receive your photo for your visa application without any extra effort! 

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Our photo editor application is available for Android phones. Download it on Google play and send us your photo to get it ready for your visa application! 

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Our tool is also available for iOS, you can download our application on the App Store to get your visa photo even more easily! 

How to take a Singapore visa photo with your phone? 

You want to use our photo editor but you are not sure how to take a good photo with your phone? Here is some advice to take the best visa photo :

  • Ask someone to take the photo for you. It’s better to have someone else take your photo at about 1m from the face. Selfies won’t work and you have to show your entire face and shoulders. 
  • The use of filters or altered photos won’t be accepted, turn every filter off before taking your photo!
  • Make sure you’re not wearing any forbidden accessories like a hat, sunglasses, or earphones. 
  • Be careful to have the best lighting possible. A natural light near a window for example can work just fine! Just avoid any overexposure, underexposure, shadows, or unwanted reflections. 

Visa photo Singapore- Most common errors

And to make sure your photo will be accepted with no problems, let’s review a couple of common mistakes you should avoid while taking your picture :

  • Don’t smile, your expression has to be neutral and your mouth closed. 
  • Chose a picture with wide-opened eyes that are looking at the cameras. Photos with red eyes won’t be accepted. 
  • Don’t tilt your head, you should sit straight and look at the camera
  • If you wear any headcovers for religious reasons, avoid choosing a light-colored one, you should wear a dark-colored one on your Singapore visa photo. 

Photo requirements are based on:
Last update: 27/1/23

Frequently Asked Questions

💡 What are the requirements for a singapore visa photo?

For your Singapore visa photo to be accepted when submitting your visa application, you will need to follow some photo requirements. The photo has to be of professional quality, and need to be taken in the last three months before your application. The light should be even, no overexposure, underexposure, shadows or reflections. Your face and eyes need to be entirely visible and you should sit straight, eyes looking at the camera. Accessories like head covers (except for religious reasons) or jewelery that may obstruct your face's visibility are prohibited. Glasses are allowed but shouldn't have a thick frame, or cause any shadows or reflections, the lenses can't be colored or tinted.

💡 What is the size of a singapore visa photo?

The size of a Singapore visa photo is 35x45mm (in inches: 1.38” x 1.77”).

💡 Can I wear glasses on my singapore visa photo?

It's allowed to wear glasses on singapore visa photo but the glasses shouldn't obstruct the face and eyes' visibility. Meaning that the glasses' frame shouldn't be too thick, the lenses shouldn't be colored or tinted and the glasses can't create unwanted reflections. As for lenses, it's also allowed to wear them but they can't be colored lenses.

You can wear makeup on a singapore visa photo but it has to be light and shouldn't cover any distinguishing features like moles, scars or birthmarks.

There is no particular guidelines on hairstyle but they shouldn't obstruct the visibility of the face and eyes. It's recommended to tie your hair if necessary.

There is no particular guidelines on clothes but it's recommended to wear dark-colored clothes that cover your shoulders. And avoid hoodies, they tend to osbtruct the face and neck's visibility.

Head covers such as hat, cap, beanies,... are not allowed on a singapore visa photo. However it is allowed to wear a head cover for religious reasons, but it shouldn't obtruct the face's visibility and should be dark-colored.

You can take your singapore visa photo at a photo booth or with a professional photographer. But for more efficiency and a quick professional result you can use our photo editor tool PhotoAiD. You just have to send us your photo on our website or application and you will receive a modified version ready for you visa application !

If you want to take your visa photo with your phone you just have to follow the guidelines while taking your photo, it's recommended to let someone else take your photo (selfies won't work). Once your photo is taken, you can download it on our website or application and our photo editor tool will modify your photo so it will perfectly fit the photo requirements. You will then receive your photo via mail ready for your visa application.

In order to get your Singapore visa, you'll have to submit your application through a local contact or startegic partner (contact your nearest Singapore mission to find a startegic partner in case you don't have one). They will submit your application form along with the documents needed and if your application is accepted you will receive your visa via your local contact. Don't forget the S$30 visa fee.

You can apply for a Singapore visa online through a local contact that will submit your application on the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA) website. When the application is accepted, your local contact will just have to print a copy of your visa for you.

Along with the needed documents, you will need to pay a visa fee when applying for a Singapore visa. The visa fee is S$30 (US$21.90).

About the document

The Singapore visa is a travel document issued by the government of Singapore to give authorization to foreign citizens to temporarily stay in the country.

There are six different types of visas to stay in Singapore : 

  • Short Term Visit Pass,
  • Work permits,
  • Dependent’s Pass (family members of the Employment Pass holder), 
  • Long-Stay Visit Pass, 
  • Student Pass, 
  • Visa-Free Transit Facility (to transit in Singapore’s airport or stay for up to 96 hours).

Who needs this visa? 

People that need a Singapore visa are citizens from Countries indicated on the Singapore’s government website (ICA) 

But also people with : 

  • A Refugee travel document
  • An Alien’s passport, 
  • A Palestinian Authority passport, 
  • A temporary passport by the United Arab Emirates
  • An ID document from Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  • A travel permit by Macao Special Administrative Region.

How to apply for a Singapore visa? 

In order to apply for a Singapore visa, you will have to go through an authorized visa agent, a strategic partner, or a local contact in Singapore that will submit the application for you. If you don’t have a Singapore local contact, try to contact your nearest Singapore mission to have information about strategic partners. Once you find a strategic partner or local contact, they will have to submit the application by registering on SingPass. Don’t forget about all the documents that need to be submitted and the application fee. 

Documents needed for the visa application

To apply for a Singapore visa, you have to submit a few documents along with the Singapore visa photo. Here is the list of documents you’ll need to collect : 

  • A valid passport (that will still be valid 6 months after departure)
  • Copy of a passport’s biodata in an A4 format 
  • An A4 format copy of your airplane ticket (or other travel itinerary)
  • Credit card (VISA or MasterCard)
  • Letter of introduction from your Singaporean contact
  • Yellow Fever vaccination proof 

How much does it cost to issue a Singapore visa?

The Singapore visa fee is S$30. This fee should be paid when applying for the visa and is non-refundable if the application is not accepted or canceled. 

What is the delay for a Singapore visa? 

In order to get your Singapore visa, the delay after the application for the visa to be authorized will take about 3 to 5 working days (excludes weekends and public holidays). However, the delay can be longer in some situations and you might have to wait a few more days. 

Can I apply for a Singapore visa online? 

It is possible to apply online via the SAVE system at Singapore Immigration & Checkpoint Authority (ICA)’s website through your local contact in Singapore. Once your application is checked and approved, your local contact in Singapore will be able to print a copy of your e-Visa for you.

Remember that in case of an online application you will need to submit a digital Singapore visa photo. This photo needs to follow the requirements of a regular Singapore visa photo and be of size 400x514 px (width 400 px and height 514 px). 

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