Indian Passport Photo
are 2x2 inch (51x51m)
size for Indian consulates in the USA. They are similar to USA Passport photos with one major difference. Indian passport photos require the head to be much bigger compared to the size of the head required in USA passport photos
. USA requires the head to be between 1.12 to 1.37 inches while Indian passport photos ask for the head to cover around 80% of the photo.
(Source: VFS document: https://visa.vfsglobal.com/one-pager/india/united-states-of-america/oci-services/pdf/photo-specification.pdf)
Important Note: Like US Passport photos, Indian passport photos are now required to be without glasses as per a note by Indian Consulate in San Francisco. Also, want photos with a Colored Shirt hence please do not take photo in light colored shirt or dress
Important Announcement by Govt of India (November 4, 2020) :
The Indian Embassy at Washington DC, US will accept online applications for visa, Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI), renunciation, passport and Global Entry Programme (GEP) services through a new service provider, VFS Global, with effect from today (November 4).
The Embassy release stated, "With effect from 4 November 2020 (12:01 AM Eastern Standard Time), Embassy of India, Washington DC will accept online applications for OCI, Renunciation, Passport and GEP services through new service provider, VFS Global."
(If you need PAN card photos for
, the size is 25mm x 35mm. OCI photos are similar to US Passport photos but with some differences. Click here for OCI photo
Indian Passport- Change of Name by
Woman Applicant Consequent upon Marriage
Consulates of India in the
USA require an Affidavit
for Change of Name by Woman Applicant
Consequent Upon Marriage.
This form submission requires a 2 x 2 inches photo which needs to be a
joint photo of the couple. There are no published guidelines for the
photo but you can place an order with us and we will help you get "Joint
Photograph of 2" x 2". After you place your order, forward
us the email you receive from PayPal and let us know that you need a
Joint Photo for Name Change on Indian Passport.
Indian Passport photo size
If you are in Canada, you
can still order with us and get photos within a day at no extra charge.
We will make 51 x 51 mm photos for you and email them on a 4x6 inch print
format which you can get printed at home or at any local photo store,
like any digital camera print, and you will get exact sized 6 photos for Indian passport renewal.
General of India Toronto
General of India at Vancouver
require passport photo similar to what Indian consulates in USA require.
can help you get passport photos in 2 easy steps. Take a photo at home
with your digital camera, upload it on our website and make a payment.
We will mail your photos with 2 business days or you can provide us
Walgreens store address on your payment with PayPal and you will be
able to pick up your Indian passport photos there within 1-2 days at
no additional charge.
Online Passport Photos
will provide you Indian Passport Photos at a low price of $8. If your consulate requires 35mm x 35mm sized
photos, you will get 8 passport photos and if your consulate requires
2x2 inch photos, we will provide you 6 passport photos for renewal of
your Indian Passport.
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Indian Passport Photo Size in India:
If you are applying for a passport in India, you don't have to
worry about passport photos. They
will take your photo in the passport office only. For children
younger than 4 years, you will need to bring 35x45mm sized photos.
For general use in
India, like for Bank Account or Power of Attorney, or for renewing
Indian passport in Canada, you can use 35x45mm or 35x35mm sized
To Order Indian Passport Photos:
First, make sure
the photo you send us meets the following requirements:
Full UPPER HALF BODY
view with all facial features clearly visible.
Face should neither
be too bright nor too dark
If wearing spectacles
- reflections of light from the glasses should not be visible.
White or near-white
background with no visible shadow on the face or background.
Do not wear white/
light-colored shirt as it blends with a light background.
Light reflection from
hair should not be visible.
Click below to make your payment ($8 for 6
or 8 Indian passport photos).
Note: For Houston consulate,
you will get 35mm x 35mm sized photos. For other consulates, you will
get 6 2x2 inch photos. If you need 35x35mm photos for some other purpose
(like opening bank account or for a power of Attorney, etc.), please
select the size of 35x35mm while making your payment with PayPal, or
click on this link and let us know the size.
If you have not uploaded your photos yet, please click here
to upload your photos now.
Indian Passport" Photos Requirements for Various Indian Consulates
in the USA:
As your photograph
is scanned and printed on the passport, it should be of high quality
for reproduction and conform to International Civil Aviation Organization
Four passport size photographs
(size 3.5 cm X 3.5 cm with white background)showing frontal view of
the full face including the one to be pasted on the top of application form
General of India, Chicago
The Consulate General of
India, Chicago outsourced the handling of Passport and related applications
to M/s. BLS International Services Ltd.
The outsourcing arrangement in respect of the area falling under the
Consular jurisdiction of this Consulate has come into effect on 7th
M/s. BLS International Services Ltd in Chicago is located at 29 East
Madison Street, Suite # 1203, Chicago IL 60602. The website and location
details are given below: http://www.blsindia-usa.com
General of India, San Francisco
With effect from May 07,
2013, M/s BLS International Services Ltd will be the new service provider
for Passport and Passport Related Services.
Three passport size photographs
(size 2 inches x 2 inches with white background)showing frontal view
of the full face including the one to be pasted on the top of application
General of India, Houston
Handling of Passport applications
has been outsourced to M/s BLS International Services Ltd with effect
from 7th May 2013. BLS International Services Ltd in Houston is located
at 9800 Northwest Fwy, Suite 602, Houston, TX- 77092.
General of India - Atlanta
BLS International Services Ltd
is a new service provider for Passport Services w.e.f. May 07, 2013. The
Services of the current service provider VFS Global Ltd have been terminated
w.e.f. May 07, 2013. Their website and location details are given below:
Atlanta: 5775 Glenridge Drive Northeast, Building B Suite # 390, Atlanta
GA 30328 Tel: 404-600-2198 email: email@example.com
of India, Washington DC