The photo must clearly show the person's facial features in a straight forward position from the tip of the chin to the crown of the head as well as the left and right sides of the face.
In the case of voluminous hair, it must be ensured that the head (including the hairstyle) is fully depicted without reducing the size of the face, if possible.
The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old, to ensure an up to date likeness.
No shadows must be shown on the background.
You need to take the photo with a neutral expression with your mouth closed, not laughing, smiling, frowning and not showing your teeth.
With both eyes open, contrived expressions such as raised eyebrows or squinting are not acceptable.
The head of the person photographed should be neither at an angle nor turned (portrait style).
Your head must be square to the camera; your face can not be slightly rotated and or tilted.
Your face and eyes must be straight towards the camera so we can see an equal amount of each ear and cheek.
The face must be evenly illuminated by the flash on the camera.
Reflections or shadows on the face as well as red eyes must be avoided.
Photograph cannot be manipulated, for example, by removing spots or softening lines.
Photos must be in color.
Take off your glasses; it will guarantee your photo passing.
Head wear is not permitted. Exceptions are possible, especially for religious reasons.
In the case of babies eyes must be open.