Passport Photo Requirements forSouth Africa

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South Africa

Last updated/checked : 28/02/2019

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Passport Requirements

Required photo dimensions : 35 x 45 mm.
2photos will need to be submitted
Aplain, light-grey or cream backgroundis needed for your photos

The photos must be no more than 1 month old.
Head size between 29-34mm. (70-80%)
Colour & Black/White photos are both excepted.
The photos must show a close up of your head and top of your shoulders
They must be taken in high quality with no ink marks or creases
The photos must show you looking directly at the camera
They should show you with your eyes clearly visible
If you wear glasses the photos must show no flash reflection
Dark tinted lenses or heavy frames are not allowed
Head coverings are not permitted except for religious reasons.
In the case of babies eyes must be open.

Visa Requirements

Same a passports (see above).
Dimensions : 35mm x 45mm
Number of Photos Required : 2
Background Requirements : plain, light-grey or cream background

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