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OCI Photos Are Different: Confused about whether OCI photos are the same as US Passport photos from stores like Walgreens, CVS or Walmart? Although both are 2x2 inches (51x51mm), there are significant differences. Allow us to clarify:
USA Passport Photo
Between 50-67% face height
OCI photos require a colored background. Ministry of Home in India specifically ask for non-white. (VFS asks for white background so I think the background will work as long as it is white).
Around 80% of face coverage
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).
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).
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 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
Government of India's OCI Services website
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.
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Thu 11/12/09 6:44 PM
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Mon 8/17/09 8:46 PM
OCI Photo specs Indian High
Commission in New Zealand
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.