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Important Announcement by Govt of India (November 4, 2020):
The Indian Embassy in Washington DC, US has started accepting online applications for visas, Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI), renunciation, passport, and Global Entry Programme (GEP) services through a new service provider, VFS Global, with effect from November 4, 2020


OCI Photo Rejected?

You are not alone. We have many NRI and PIOs who come to us after their OCI Photo is rejected. We help them with the correct OCI Photo for Upload. When you ask for 'OCI Photos near me', we are right near your home! You can order OCI photos online on this page.

OCI Photo NOT same as Passport Photo:
Are OCI photos the same as US Passport photos that we get from a local store like Costco, Walgreens, or CVS? (Note: Costco no longer offers Passport photos in their stores!) Both are in 2x2 inch (51x51mm) size but have some material differences.
USA Passport Photo
White background.
Between 50-67% face height

USA Passport Photo

OCI Photo
OCI photos require a colored background (they specifically ask for non-white).
Around 80% of face coverage

OCI Photo sample

Digital Photo and Digital Signature upload on Govt of India/MHA website

Our full OCI package for $13.95 includes digital as well as printed OCI photos for "Overseas Citizenship of India" applicants. Recently, OCI Application has started asking for a digital photo in jpg or jpeg format. It also requires a digital image of the signature or thumb impression. We can help you with both and, also printed photos.
You can order only Digital Images or Printed photos for $9.95. Or order both (full bundle of digital images for photo & signature and 6 printed photos) for only $13.95. OCI Digital Images Upload: Applicant's image and Applicant's signature image (Max size 200kb).
(Page 6 on this link: https://www.mha.gov.in/PDF_Other/2OCIcardholder_Brochure_15112019.pdf)
  • The height and width of the Applicant Photo must be equal.
  • The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 200 pixels (height).
  • The maximum dimensions are 900 pixels (width) x 900 pixels (height).
  • The height and width of the Signature Photo must have an aspect ratio of 1:3
  • The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 67 pixels (height).
  • The maximum dimensions are 1500 pixels (width) x 500 pixels (height).
Printed Photos: You can pick up printed photos at Walgreens or CVS store within one business day (usually within a few hours. (Please avoid Walmart stores for printing as they print online orders on Matte/semi-glossy paper).
Digital Images: We will email back digital images as fill attachments usually within a few hours but within 24 hours at most on business days.

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OCI Photo Upload: Background Confusion- White or Colored?

Good News: VFS Global and Government of India- Ministry of Home Affairs- OCI now no longer have conflicting specs for OCI photos. VFS asks for a white/plain light (pale) background for the photos while the Govt of India, Ministry of Home Affairs asks specifically for a color (non-white) background. By default, we will create your OCI photos with very light (pale) blue background (unless you specifically ask us for the white background) so they are likely to be accepted by VFS as well OCI office.

MHA/Official OCI specs

OCI Photo official specs


OCI Photo Requirements VFS

Full specs on VFS.com: https://services.vfsglobal.com/one-pager/india/united-states-of-america/oci-services/pdf/oci-checklist-misc-adult-final.pdf VFS-OCI-Photo-specs

Government of India's OCI Services website

OCI Color background

The photograph to be affixed on the application should be a square shape of size not less than 51*51mm (with 80% coverage of the face). It should have a plain light color background (not white) without the border with the front view of the person's head and shoulders showing the full face in the middle of the photograph. It should not be stapled and not have any signature.

OCI Photo Head Size Confusion: 50-65% or 70-80%?

This is another confusing matter for OCI Photos. Sample photos show coverage by the face of around 60-65%. However, the Government of India website mentions 80% coverage, as you can see above!
We make photos of the average specs. We can say one thing photos we have created for OCI for our customers have an almost 0% rejection rate so order confidently with us.

Photograph requirements -Detailed specs on this link: https://ociservices.gov.in/Photo-Spec-FINAL.pdf

OCI Photo Size- Detailed Specifications:

  • Photograph for OCI cannot be the same photograph that is already in your passport
  • Recent Passport photo taken within the past 6 months, showing current appearance
  • The photograph to be affixed on the application should be square-shaped OR 2 inches by 2 inches in size (80% coverage of face)
  • Photographs are  NOT to be stapled and must NOT be adhesive taped.
  • Must be in color.
  • Must be against a white background.
  • Must show a full face, front view.
  • Must be taken in normal street attire.
  • The photograph must be taken in a colored attire, for example, a medium blue shirt, etc.
  • The attire should not be patterned/textured or pure white.
  • The photograph has to be original and printed on GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER ONLY.
  • Uniforms should not be worn in photographs except religious attire that is worn daily.
  • If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device, a wig, or similar articles, they should be worn for your picture.
  • Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable unless you need them for medical reasons. A medical certificate may be required.
  • Glare on eyeglasses should be avoided with a slight upward or downward tilt of the head.
  • Do not wear a hat or headgear that obscures the hair or hairline. Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons, but the facial features from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead and both edges of the face must be clearly shown.


  • It should be in JPEG/JPG format only
  • Max size should be 200kb
  • Height and width must be equal
  • The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 200 pixels (height).
  • The square shape of size, not less than 51mm x 51mm or 2 inches x 2 inches (with 80% coverage of face)
  • The maximum dimensions are 900 pixels (width) x 900 pixels (height).


  • It should be in JPEG/JPG format only
  • Max size should of 200kb
  • The height and width of the Signature Photo must have an aspect ratio of 1:3
  • The minimum dimensions are 200 pixels (width) x 67 pixels (height)
  • The maximum dimensions are 900 pixels (width) x 300 pixels (height).

Reviews OCI Photo Resize

Thank you very much for your thorough and expedited service with visa photos for my family. I just want to let you know that I must have visited about 10 stores including 3 Walgreens and 7 CVS and no one could do the 35mm x 35mm photos for me. I am glad I found your website; your service and follow-up have been superb.

I have already recommended your services to two Indians today who are looking for visa photos. Thanks!

Thu 11/12/09 6:44 PM

I received the photos they look great!
Great service! Very impressed.

Customer: Leena Joshi
Mon 8/17/09 8:46 PM

OCI Photo specs Indian High Commission in New Zealand

If you are applying to the New Zealand High Commission of India (section 6), they want 51x51mm photos on a colored background. After placing your order, email us and let us know that you need OCI photos for Indian High Commission in New Zealand.
Page last updated: January 17, 2023