Saudi Arabia 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 Visa Photos - Size and Requirements
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Image definition parameters
Head height: 70 %
Top of the Photo to Top of the Hair: 7 %
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Saudi Arabia Visa Photos
Saudi Arabia is a country in the Middle East, and travelers who wish to visit it have to obtain a visa. When applying for the visa, you need to provide a series of documents, and one of the most important is a photo showing the person who is applying for it. The Saudi Arabia visa photo has to respect certain official requirements, or authorities will reject your application. On this page, you can find all the official requirements to get the perfect Saudi Arabia visa photo.
Saudi Arabia visa photo requirements
When you take a Saudi Arabia photo visa, you have to follow the official requirements. Here you have a list of the most important:
- You cannot use selfies; ask someone to take the picture for you or use a tripod.
- Your photos have to be in color because black and white photos are not accepted.
- The quality of your photos has to be excellent. They cannot be overexposed or underexposed and there cannot be any visible pixel.
- The background has to be white or off-white.
In the following sections, you can find more details about taking your Saudi Arabia visa photo.
Illumination in Saudi Arabia visa photos
The visa photos cannot present any shadow, either on the person or on the background. For this reason, we recommend using a direct source of light, such as the sunlight.
If you decide to take your visa photos at home, open a window and place yourself in front of it. Find the perfect spot so that the background or you do not present any shadow.
Moreover, the “red-eye” effect is not accepted in visa photos, so make sure to check them and remove your flash -if you decided to use it-, and take other pictures.
Glasses in Saudi Arabia visa photo
Those who wear glasses daily are allowed to keep them on when taking the picture only if the eye and the eyebrows are visible. If not, remove them before taking it. You can wear contact lenses only if they are transparent or of the same color as your eyes.
As sunglasses cover the eyes completely because of their dark lenses, they are not allowed in visa photos.
Head covering and hair in visa photo Saudi Arabia
If you usually wear head coverings for medical or religious reasons, you do not need to remove them before taking the photo. Just make sure that the entire face is visible and that both ears can be seen in the picture. Any other type of head covering has to be removed.
For the photo, you can style your hair how you wish, but also in this case you cannot cover your facial features. We recommend tying your hair in a ponytail or pushing it behind your ears before taking the photo.
Clothes in Saudi Arabia visa photos
It is prohibited to wear military uniforms when taking the photo, but other than that you can dress how you prefer. It is recommended to wear simple clothes with no prints or logos, and possibly dark colors to create contrast with the background.
You cannot wear scarves around your head or neck because they will cover your features.
Jewelry in Saudi Arabia visa photo
You can wear jewelry in your visa photo if you wish to, but do not wear earrings or necklaces that are too big because they might cover you too much and authorities might reject them.
If you have facial piercings, you can keep them, but consider switching them for smaller ones if those you have are too visible.
Make-up visa photo Saudi Arabia
Make-up in visa photos is allowed but it cannot be used to enhance or cover any of your facial features. Use natural colors and light make-up so that the final result is natural. For example, avoid using bright red lipstick.
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