No creases and not be damaged by staples, pins, paperclips, folding, ink marks or pen indentations.
Be a close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the photograph.
Show your skin tones and colour naturally (please do not retouch digital photographs in any way).
Be taken so that an imaginary horizontal line between the centers of the eyes is parallel to the top edge of the picture.
High quality colour (black and white photos are not acceptable).
Show a neutral expression with the mouth closed (not grinning, laughing or frowning or raised eyebrows).
Show the eyes open and clearly visible.