Saudi Arabia Online 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.
Saudi Arabia Online Visa Photo: requirements
Here’s a quick overview of all requirements for your photo.
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 1.29 in
Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 1.18 in
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Saudi Arabia Visa Photo Requirements
During the online visa application, you’ll have to write down several personal information such as your passport number and contact details, and while you won’t have to submit specific official documents, you’ll have to upload a digital photo for your visa to permit your identification in accordance with various requirements. We’ll sum up below all these requirements that you’ll have to pay attention to if you want to be sure that your visa photo will be accepted during the procedure.
Saudi Arabia Visa Photo: size and quality
According to the official website for the eVisa, the dimensions for the Saudi Arabia visa photo are 200 x 200 pixels (width and height), and the size of the file should be between 5 and 100 kB. Your face must represent approximately 70 to 80 % of the whole picture. Make sure that the photo is not blurry and that no shadows are visible on it as it will likely result in a photo rejection.
Saudi Arabia e-Visa Photo: background
The visa photo must include only the applicant and a plain white background with no other objects or persons present. Backgrounds in other colors or with patterns are not accepted for a Saudi Arabia visa photo, so if you can’t find a white wall for your photo at home, you can use a background remover.
Saudi Arabia Online Visa Photo: contrast and lighting
Obtaining the correct contrast and lighting for your visa photo can get quite tricky when using your smartphone at home. Here are some pieces of advice to help you get everything right:
- Do not use the flash! You may think about turning on the flash if you are taking a photo where there is not enough light in the room, and it’s a common mistake that should be avoided at all costs. Indeed, it can cause a “red-eye effect” on the photo and the photo will be considered inappropriate by the authorities and rejected during the application as the natural eye color of the applicant won’t be visible.
- Make the most of the daylight: we recommend that the person photographed stand next to a window so that there is enough light on the photo. However, be careful not to stand right in front of the sun as you can be blinded by it and squint when the photo is taken (remember: the eyes must be fully opened!)
Saudi Arabia Visa Photo: facial expressions and posture
A visa photo is a professional photo: therefore, it is forbidden to smile or make a funny face. The applicant must be photographed while having a neutral and natural facial expression, with the eyes open and looking at the camera, and the mouth closed so as not to show the teeth. Also, the head must be straight and not tilted on either side, and the shoulders must be visible in the photo.
Saudi Arabia Visa Photo: clothes and accessories
It is important to wear comfortable and appropriate clothes in the visa photo: so avoid all types of uniforms or tank tops. Also, consider wearing dark-colored clothes to stand out from the white background. As for the accessories, it’s better not to wear any on the visa photo as the face should not be covered and no glare or reflections should be visible. So no glasses, no hats, and no extravagant jewelry. Nevertheless, religious hats and accessories can be kept during the photo if necessary.
Saudi Arabia Visa Photo: hairstyle
Now that we’ve talked about your attire, let’s get to the perfect hairstyle for the Saudi Arabia visa photo. If you have long hair, in order to avoid getting it in your eyes and on your face, we advise you to tie your hair in a ponytail or bun. If you prefer to let your hair loose, just remember to put it behind your ears so that your entire face is clearly visible.
Saudi Arabia Online Visa Photo: makeup
Doesn’t everyone want to look good on their visa or passport photo? This is one of the reasons why many people apply makeup before taking the picture, but sometimes too much to the authorities’ liking which can decide to refuse to proceed with the visa application.
So if you want to put some makeup on, it’s allowed for the visa photo as long as it remains natural and professional.
Saudi Arabia e-Visa Photo: beard
Ever been wondering whether or not you had to shave your bear before taking a photo for your Saudi Arabia visa? The answer is: it’s not mandatory. You can keep it but be careful not to change your appearance too dramatically as your visa photo must resemble you during its entire length of validity.
How to take a visa photo with your phone using PhotoAiD
PhotoAiD is an online photo generator and editor which can be used either via the website or the free mobile app. It’s the most convenient way to get your photos for a Saudi Arabia visa photo as our system includes all the official requirements to help you obtain the perfect visa photo for your application. All you need to do is take your photos using a smartphone or camera and upload the photo you like the most on our photo editor and we take care of the rest. You can choose through different options according to your needs: it’s way cheaper than going to the photo booth or professional photograph!
If you are taking your visa photo with your phone, here are some things to bear in mind:
- Never use the flash or any other effects: the photo must be clear, natural, and professional, so altered and edited photos won’t be accepted
- Don’t take selfies: you can ask someone to take the picture (the person should be standing at approximately three feet from you) or use a tripod if you are alone (don’t forget to turn on the photo delay!)
- Make sure your whole face and shoulders are visible in the photo: don’t get too close to the camera!
Saudi Arabia Visa: can I use a digital photo?
If you’re applying for a Saudi Arabia e visa, then you’ll have to upload a digital visa photo during the visa online application alongside the other documents required. The required file format of your visa photo must be preferably in JPEG with a size from 5 to 100 Kb. However, if you opt for a visa-on-arrival or consulate visa application, a digital photo won’t be accepted and you’ll have to provide a printed visa photo.
PhotoAiD: our advantages
To avoid a trip to the closest photo booth or supermarket and save money on your visa photo, what better way than taking your photo using your smartphone and choosing between one of our three offers available on our online photo editor and mobile app on Play Store and the App Store?
Here are some of the many advantages of using PhotoAiD:
- A professional photo for any official document such as a passport, an ID card, or your visa respecting the official requirements of the relevant country!
- Take as many photos as necessary to get a perfect visa photo for your online application! We’ll offer you the best after careful reviews and examinations by our AI system and our photo experts!
- Save a lot of time and money and your digital visa photo will be sent to your email address ready to be attached to your visa application.
- Have your photo background replaced by an appropriate one! Don’t have a white wall or a uniform background for your visa photo? It’s no problem with our background remover: we’ll remove the background of the photo uploaded on our photo editor and replace it correctly!
You can visit our website or download our mobile app for free to have access to our services and obtain your visa photo as soon as possible!
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