Vietnam Passport Photo

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Vietnam Passport Photo Size & Requirements

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Width: 40 mm
Height: 60 mm
300 dpi
Image definition parameters
  • Head height: 34 mm
  • Bottom of the Photo to the Eye Line: 32 mm
Is it suitable for online submission?
Is it printable?
Background Color

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

Photo for your Vietnamese Passport 

Vietnam passport photos need to meet many official requirements to be accepted by authorities. You can take your picture thanks to a professional photographer, a photo booth or by yourself. Make it easy and use our ID photo tool to deal with Vietnamese passport photo size, background, framing and even lighting. If you are looking for a way to get the perfect photo for your Vietnamese passport you are in the right place with the PhotoAiD app !

Recommendations for Vietnamese biometric passport photos

The most important document for the vietnamese passport is the photo. You need to provide four passport photos, all of which are less than 6 months old.

Photos must respect certain standards. If you want to know everything about the size,how to pose, the quality or if you can wear glasses on the picture read this article

The quality of the photo for the Vietnamese passport

The quality of your photo for the Vietnamese passport is important, that's why you can't use a selfie. Here are some recommendations for a good quality of your photo: 

  • A good luminosity and exposure, the photo should not be too bright or too dark.
  • The photo should be clear and sharp.
  • Take care that the picture is not blurred.
  • Do not provide a photo that is bent or damaged.
  • You need to print your photo using the dye sublimation process.

Take a passport photo with good quality 

As said before you can't use a selfie for your Vietnamese passport photo. You can however take your picture with a tripod or ask someone to take your picture if it is done with a camera it's even better. Otherwise you can use our passport photo tool. Which allow you to get the perfect photo for your Vietnamese passport in a few clicks.

Vietnam passport photo size requirements

For your passport photo the expected size is 2 x 2 inches or 51 mm x 51 mm if you use another measuring system. The photo must be square but without frame. You can find tools that will crop the photo for you on the internet. The size of the photo will then match the requirements.

Vietnam passport photo: framing and pose 

What framing and pose to use for your Vietnamese passport photo? Not all poses are allowed. In order for your photo to be accurate, your face must be visible in the photo frame from the beginning of your scalp to the top of your shoulders and your clavicles. 

If you want to get the right framing you have to position yourself at 1,2-2 m from the camera. You must be in the central post of the photo. 

Concerning the pose, you must be in front and look at the lens and have a neutral facial expression. You should not smile. A photo taken from the side will not be accepted.

Colors in Vietnamese passport photos

Concerning the colors of the photo, the background of this one must be of white color. The background must be neutral, that is to say that there is no element on it.

Regarding the photo itself it must be in color because we must be able to distinguish your skin color and the color of your eyes for example. Any other type of photo in black and white for example or photos with filters will not be allowed.

Also be careful not to use flash during your photos because. Flashs can alter the color of your eyes and make them red, the photo will not be validated.

To be sure to have the right photo with the right background you can always use background correctors such as the one of PhotoAiD! 

The photo of the passport must be original 

What does it mean that your Vietnam passport photo must be original? The photo should represent you. 

The photo must have been taken less than 6 months before. In case of major changes on your face like piercings or tattoos, or if you have had plastic surgery. Don't try to touch up your face with applications! 

Head and face requirements for the Vietnamese passport photo

You can wear makeup on your photo for the Vietnamese passport. You can do the haircut that you want, but your face needs to be visible.

About the beard, don't worry, you don't have to shave it to take your picture! The beard is allowed on the Vietnamese passport pictures.

Is it possible to cover my head on my Vietnamese passport photo? is a question we often hear. In general it is forbidden to have anything that opens your head. There is only one exception: people who are veiled for religious reasons. This includes people who wear a hijab, a turban, or a yarmulke. Be careful, however, that your face is not hidden.

Attention! Caps and hats are not allowed!

Accessories Allowed in the Vietnamese Passport Photo

What about accessories like glasses, piercings and jewelry?

We recommend removing your glasses to avoid any reflection or shadow during the photo. You can keep your glasses, be careful that your pupils are visible. The lenses of your glasses should not be tinted. Sunglasses are not allowed.

If you have piercings, don't worry, you don't have to remove them for your passport photo. If they don't interfere or hide any part of your face.

For jewelry you must be careful with earrings that they do not touch the oval part of your face

Passport Photo Vietnam: Resume 

Now you know the basic recommendations to get the perfect photo for your Vietnamese passport.

But let's note that the main rules to follow are the following:

  • Do not smile on your picture, keep a neutral expression, the muscles of the face must be relaxed.
  • The photo must be of good quality with a good luminosity.
  • Position your face in front of the camera, profile shots are not allowed.
  • Respect the imposed dimensions, you can use a cropping application.
  • The glasses are authorized if they do not disturb the quality of the photo and do not hide your pupils.
  • The veil is allowed only if it is related to the religion of the person.

PhotoAiD - Passport Photo Maker Online 

To save time and money we advise you to use the website or the passport photo app for Android / iPhone passport photo app.

Thanks to this tool you can take your passport photo from home. You need to upload the photo on the website or on the application. Thanks to our artificial intelligence and the experts. We can guarantee you a 100% accura te photo. Your photo will be checked to ensure that the size or background color matches the expectations of a Vietnamese passport photo.

Last update: 3/28/23

Frequently Asked Questions

💡 Can my photo for my Vietnamese passport be in black and white?

The answer is no, your photo must be in color because we must be able to see the color of your skin, your eyes and your hair.

💡 What happens if my photo does not comply with the regulations?

If your photo for a Vietnamese passport gets rejected, you will need to retake your photo accordingly. Don’t risk wasting time, try our passport photo maker that guarantees the acceptance of your photo by authorities.

💡 Can I wear sunglasses on my Vietnamese passport picture?

No, sunglasses are not allowed as well as tinted lenses. Only eyeglasses are allowed.

It is not advisable to wear white clothes on your picture since the background of the picture is already white, try to wear clothes that contrast.

The photo can be taken by a photographer, in a photo cabin or taken by yourself from your home with your smartphone or a camera.

No, you can't your face must be with a neutral expression.

About the document

Like other passports, the passport of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a travel document provided by the government of the country. The Immigration Department is in charge of issuing the passport.

This document allows you to identify yourself and to prove your nationality to the authorities. 

Of course, with a passport you can travel abroad and use the services of the consulate.

The Vietnamese passport is composed of 48 (forty eight) pages with the following data: 

  • The name of the document.
  • A code called (VNM).
  • The numero of the passport.
  • The first and last name of the person who own the passport.
  • The nationality of the owner.
  • The date of birth of the owner.
  • The sex on the owner.
  • The ID card number of the owner.
  • Issue date.
  • Expiry date.
  • Place of issue of the passport.
  • A readable zone for the machine.

How Can I Apply for a Vietnamese Passport? 

The application must be made to the Immigration Department of your province. 

If you need to obtain or renew a Vietnamese passport while you are abroad, you must apply at the Vietnamese Embassy in your country. In some countries like Canada you can send your application by mail if you live too far from the Embassy. 

The request is made through a form that you must complete in advance of the appointment in the Immigration Department or in the Embassy. 

At the appointment you must bring an ID card and four passport photos.

If your application is made by mail the embassy will not be responsible for any loss.

Some facts about the Vietnamese passports

The Vietnamese passport is one of the cheapest passports in the world, in fact it costs no more than 9$. 

The Vietnamese passport is the only one that will not use French among the former states of French Indochina. 

If you take a look at passeports from Laos and Cambodia they still have French description.

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