Acceptable Photograph Guide

  1. Preferably in colour, not black and white.
  2. Taken against a light grey or cream background.
  3. 45 millimeters (mm) high x 35 mm wide.
  4. Able to fit into the template given, with the eyes positioned in the shaded area.
  5. Free from shadows.
  6. Taken with the eyes open and clearly visible (with no sunglasses or tinted spectacles, and no hair across the eyes).
  7. With the subject facing forward, looking straight at the camera.
  8. With a neutral expression with the mouth closed (no grinning, frowning or raised eyebrows).
  9. Of each person on their own (no other objects, or other people visible) taken with nothing covering the face.
  10. In sharp focus and clear.
  11. With a strong definition between face and background.
  12. Photographs must also be a recent true likeness of the individual, taken within the last 6 months.
  13. Be undamaged (not torn, creased or marked).
  14. Be free from reflection or glare on spectacles.
  15. Be free from “redeye”.
  16. Be free from airbrushing or similar enhancement (for example photographs must not be 'photoshopped' or 'touched-up' or otherwise digitally altered).
  17. Be taken of the full head, without any covering unless worn for religious or medical reasons.