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New photograph specifications to be followed from 01.09.2017


45mm x 35mm

A specimen of the photograph to be used in the new identity card


1' 2" x 0' 7"

A specimen of a hither to used photograph


Please Use Photographs with following standards.........

Your are kindly Requested to use Photographs with following standards when you are applying for identity cards from 01/09/2017.

Kindly requested to visit a registered photographer to take photographs with these standards. For the list of registered photographers click here. web link >>







According to 12th Regulations

Every such photograph required to be submitted for the purposes of Sections 9, 16 and 17 of this Act, shall be of the following dimensions, specifications, standards and quality :

  • Photograph size shall be 35mm in width x 45 mm in height and the photograph standards shall be according to software or instructions provided by the Commissioner General for Registration of persons.
  • face shall be with a neutral facial expression with eyes open and clearly visible, mouth closed, without smile.
  • hair shall be out of the face and edges of the face must be clearly visible.
  • no reflections shall be visible from glasses (if applicable). Eyes shall be clearly visible through the lenses and only plain (non-tinted) lenses are allowed.
  • lighting shall be uniform and shall not show shadows, glare or flash reflections.
  • exposure and white balance of photograph shall reflect the natural skin tone of the applicant.
  • pose shall be straight on, with face and shoulders centered and squared to the camera.
  • background shall be uniform, plain, non-textured and with light blue colour.
  • image shall be clear, sharp and in focus
  • photograph shall be printed in colour using a professional printing laboratory.
  • photograph shall not be altered in any way and such photograph shall depict the natural status of the applicant.”.

Quoted from Registration of Persons (Amendment) Regulations 2015 published in extraordinary gazette No 1946/31 dated 2015/12/22