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Venezuela Passport photos and book with flag

Properly taken online passport pictures can simplify the Venezuelan passport application process.

Venezuela citizens applying for a passport should be aware of these  passport photo requirements in order to meet compliance and ensure your best photo.

Similarly, a citizen of another country traveling to Venezuela, or a Venezuelan traveling to the U.S., has specific visa photo requirements to follow.

Venezuela Passport Photo Requirements:

  • Two photos
  • Photos should be 2 x 2 inches in size
  • The person must be front facing the camera in each photo
  • All photographs must be in color
  • A light colored background should be behind the person
  • No glasses should be worn in photos
  • Caps, hats, and other head wear are prohibited in photos

Visit the U.S. Department of State’s Venezuelan page for additional passport and travel information for Venezuelan citizens.

Passport Renewal:

When renewing a Venezuelan passport, picture requirements are similar to those listed above.

Applicants should submit FOUR photos for their passport renewal.  Each photo should be in color and the size should be 2 x 2 inches.

 

Visiting the U.S.

It is required that any Venezuelan citizen who is traveling to the U.S. hold a valid passport.

In order to travel to the United States, all citizens of Venezuela will need to apply for a U.S. Visa.

Applicants must adhere to the following photo requirements when taking their U.S. Visa picture.

Photo Requirements for Venezuelan Citizens Applying for U.S. Visa:

  • Photo should be in color
  • 2″ x 2″, square
  • Taken within the last 6 months
  • Taken in front of a white background
  • The person must be front facing the camera
  • 50% of the area of the photo should be covered by the face
  • The person should have a neutral expression
  • Both eyes need to be open
  • Photo should be taken in clothes worn on a daily basis by the person

Visiting Venezuela

In order for citizens of other countries to travel to Venezuela, they will need to apply for a visa and should follow specific requirements for visa photos.

Venezuela Visa Photo Requirements:

  • Generally, only one digital photo is necessary
  • Photo size should be 2 x 2 inches
  • Background of the photo should be flat and white
  • Taken within the last 6 months
  • Lighting should be uniform for the photos with no marks, flash, red eyes or shadows visible
  • Photo should be in color
  • The face and neck should be completely visible
  • The person’s face should be clear and completely facing the camera
  • Both eyes must be open
  • The person’s mouth should be closed
  • Only a neutral expression is acceptable for the photo
  • The face should consume 66-75% of the area of the picture
  • Glasses are acceptable only if they do not cause any glare from the flash
  • Eyes must be completely visible
  • The head should be completely uncovered

Travelers to Venezuela can apply for a visa online (http://tramites.embavenez-us.org/).

Additional info surrounding Visas and Visa Photos can be found at the República Bolivariana de Venezuela.

 

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The list of of U.S. Passport Photo requirements is specific, yet easily followed and can be completed in a few moments following best practices.

You must provided only ONE passport photo for any new or renewed U.S. passport application.

There is no need for a set of 8 of the exact same passport photo for your application.

Your U.S. passport application may be delayed or denied if you do not submit a passport photo that meets the below criteria.

Passport Photo Requirements

  • In color.
  • 2” x 2” square.
  • Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper.
  • Taken within the last 6 months.
  • Full face view with white or off-white background
  • Sized such that the head is between 1 inch and 1 3/8 inches from the bottom of the chin to the top of the or  the top of your chest/shoulders and face taking up the majority of the frame.
  • Neutral facial expression or small smile.
  • No shadows on face or in background.
  • No glare on normally worn prescription glasses.
  • Taken in clothing you normally wear.
    • No uniforms or camouflage attire should be worn unless that attire is used daily for religious purposes.
    • No headphones, sunglasses or anything extraneous on your head or in your photo.
    • No hats or head-coverings unless you ware it daily for religious purposes.
    • Full face must be visible. No hair or shadows covering your face.

TIP! Correctly sizing your Passport Photo can be easily completed using your computers “Preview” function.

All current digital cameras, iPhones or Android phones or laptop/desktop webcams meet this requirement.

Passport photos must have at lease a 300 pixels per inch photo quality if scanning a previous photo (taken within the last 60 days) to their desktop or laptop.

Child or Infant U.S. Passport Photo Requirements

U.S. Passport photo requirements  for children and infants must also meet the above criteria.

Be sure to note that:

  • A parent, guardian or other person may not be present in the background of the child’s passport photo.
  • The child’s or infant’s eyes must be open and looking at the camera.
  • No pacifiers or bottles should be in the passport photo.

Tips for taking your toddler’s Passport Photo

  • Our On-line U.S. Passport Photo service (007passportphotos) will remove the background from around your, your child’s or any passport or visa photo.
    • You may hold your child with you in front of your laptop or tablet webcam to more easily get your child’s eyes to face forward.
    • Will we correctly size and remove all portions of the background, even if you are seen holding your child upright.
    • We offer a free tutorial teaching parents how to complete and print their passport photos at home for free.
  • Lay your child on their back against a white blanket or background and take their photo with a smart phone.

If you are unsure or have questions about about the quality of your passport photo or have general questions concerning U.S. Passport Photo requirements let us know via e-mail or social.

Peru Passport Picture

Peru passport photo requirements can be overwhelming, yet they are important not to overlook.

According to the website of Citizen Services, one of the most requested services by Peruvians is applying for a passport.

One must follow the Peru passport photo requirements in order to not over complicate the application process.

 

Peru Passport Photo Requirements:

 

  • Passport Pictures should be 2 x 2 inches
    Peru Passport with Passport photo inside and information
  • Three photographs for your interview
  • Photos should have a white background behind the person
  • The person must have their face toward the camera
  • In color
  • Only recent photos will be accepted
  • Nothing should obstruct the person’s facial features in the photo, including glare
  • No glasses are allowed in photos
  • Hats and other head wear are prohibited

More information and data drawn for above can be found at the Consulate of Peru in Vancouver and Peruvian Consulate in Hungary.

 

Peru Passport Renewal:

Peruvian citizens renewing their passport must obtain new passport photos adhering to all the requirements above.

The exception however, that only two recent photographs are required in the renewal process.

 

Visiting the U.S.

All Peruvian citizens who plan to visit the United States will need a valid passport.

The passport should have a valid date that extends at least six months past the foreseen departure date from the United States.

In order to travel to the United States, a citizen of Peru will need to apply for and obtain a U.S. Visa.

There are specific photo requirements for Peruvian citizens to apply for a U.S. visa.

According the Peru U.S. Embassy, the photo is one of the most important parts of the visa application

process, so follow the requirements carefully.

U.S. Visa Photo Requirements for the Citizens of Peru:

  • Photographs should be in color, in front of a plain, white or off white background
  • All photos must be taken within the last six months and should reflect a current appearance
  • The person should not smile, but instead, should have a neutral facial expression
  • Both eyes must be open
  • The photo should be taken in normal, every day clothing
  • Head covering and hats are prohibited, except those worn for religious reasons
  • Glasses without tinted lenses are permitted
  • Any photos with glare from glasses will not be accepted

For more information about U.S. visa photo requirements for citizens of Peru, visit U.S. Embassy-Lima.

Citizens of Peru can choose from two types of visa to apply for when planning to travel to the Unites States:

A nonimmigrant visa is meant for a citizen of Peru who is intending to enter the U.S. for temporary reasons, such as tourism or business.

An immigrant visa is meant for citizens of Peru who are intending to move to the United States to live permanently.

For more information about visiting the United States as a citizen of Peru visit the U.S. Embassy of Lima, Peru.

Panama Passport book and photo with Panama flag

There are many specific requirements for Panama passport photos.

When it comes to the application process, do not get bogged down by the details of their

requirements.  It is as simple as following the points outlined below.

Panama Passport Photo Requirements:

  • Two photos required for application
  • 2 x 2 inches, square
  • White background
  • Applicant should be facing the camera from a front angle
  • The camera should be focused on the face of the individual in the photo
  • No Glasses
  • In order for ears to be visible in each photo, hair should be pulled back
  • Smiling in photos is acceptable as long as teeth are not showing

Panama Passport Photo Requirements for Men:

  • No earrings or piercings of any kind should be visible
  • Hairstyles should not be extravagant for men
  • If hair is long, it should be pulled back for the photo
  • A head covering is only allowed in photos for religious purposes, such as a turban

Panama Passport Photo Requirements for Women:

  • There should be no pins or ribbons in hair for the photos
  • No earrings or piercings of any kind
  • A head covering is only allowed for religious purposes
  • If a head covering is word for religious purposes, all of the face must be showing in the photo
  • In photos, blouses should not be low cut as to reveal cleavage
  • Shoulders should be covered

More information can be found at the Authority of Passports of Panama.

 

Panama Passport Renewal

Photo requirements for Panama passport renewal are similar to those listed above except that FOUR additional photos should be included in the application.

 

Visiting the U.S.

A citizen of Panama who plans to visit the U.S. will need a valid passport with the photo requirements listed above and must be valid for at least six months past the planned exiting date.

In order to travel to the United States, a Panama citizen will also need to apply for and obtain a U.S. Visa.

There are two types of visas for a Panama citizen to choose from when entering the Unites States:

A nonimmigrant visa (B-2) would be the right choice for a Panamanian citizen intending to enter the U.S. for temporary reasons, such as for tourism, education, or business.

An immigrant visa would be needed for Panamanian citizens planning to move to the United States to live on a permanent basis.

For more information about visiting the U.S. as a citizen of Panama, visit the U.S. Embassy of Panama.

Generally, it is a quicker process for a Panama citizen to apply for a nonimmigrant visa (B-2) rather than an immigrant visa. It is required that a potential applicant set up an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Panama in order to apply for a visa.

For up to date information on visa appointment wait times visit the U.S. State Department and type in “Panama”.

Nicaragua passport book cover with passport picture inside

When searching for Nicaragua passport photo requirements, the specifics can be overwhelming.

Yet, each Nicaragua passport picture requirement must to be followed carefully when going through the passport application process.

Nicaragua Passport Photo Requirements:

  • Pictures must be recent, taken within the last 6 months
  • Four (4) photos should be included in the application
  • Photos should be 4 x 5 cm in size
  • Only color photographs will be accepted
  • A white background should be displayed behind the person
  • The person should be directly facing the camera
  • Any photos with the person looking sideways or down will not be accepted
  • Hair should be pulled back in order to expose both ears
  • Piercings and earrings are not permitted
  • No jewelry should be present in photos
  • Glasses of any kind should not be worn in photos
  • There should be no head wear, head should be visible for the photos

For more information Download a .pdf of Passport Picture Requirements of Nicaragua.

Visiting the U.S.

Any resident of Nicaragua who is traveling to the United States must have a valid passport with a valid date for six months past the projected departure date from the United States.

If a resident of Nicaragua desires to travel to the United States, they will be required to apply for a U.S. Visa.

To apply for any U.S. Visa, certain Visa photo criteria for the application must be met.

U.S. Visa Photo Requirements for Citizens of Nicaragua:

  • Photo size should be 2 x 2 inches
  • The photo should be in color
  • Taken within the last 6 months
  • Have a white background
  • The person must be front facing the camera
  • No Hats
  • No Glasses

Citizens of Nicaragua are required to make an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in order to complete the application for a visa.

Prior to this appointment, a digital photo following the requirements above should be uploaded online.

However, applicants are asked to also bring a hard copy photo to their appointment.

For up to date information on visa appointments and wait times, you can visit the U.S. Embassy of Nicaragua and type in “Nicaragua”.

There are two types of visas that citizens of Nicaragua can apply for prior to traveling to the Unites States:

A nonimmigrant visa would be appropriate for any citizen of Nicaragua planning to travel to the U.S. for tourism or business. This type of visa is meant to be only temporary.

Nicaraguan citizens planning to move to the United States permanently should apply for an immigrant visa.

For more information about visiting the United States as a citizen of Nicaragua visit the U.S. Nicaraguan Embassy website.

Mexican Passport for picture requirements

The requirements for Mexican Passport (and Visa Photos) are similar to that of the United States, but differ in the number of passport pictures you need to apply, and the size of your Mexican Passport pictures.

All Mexican Passport photos must be 3.5 x 4.5cm (35mm x 45mm).

You must submit 3 passport pictures when applying for your Mexican Passport.

 

Mexican Passport Photo specifications:

  • In color
  • 3 passport pictures with application
  • Measure 3.5cm x 4.5cm
  • A good example of a Mexican Passport Photo
    Printed on matte or glossy photo quality paper
  • Taken within the last 30 days.
  • Full face view with white or off-white background
  • Sized so the chin to the top of the head should be 30-36mm
  • Neutral facial expression or small smile.
  • No shadows on face or in background.
  • No glasses
  • Both ears showing

Mexican Passport Page with Mexican Passport Photo

  • Full face must be visible and be 70-80% of the photo area.
  • Taken in clothing you normally wear.
  • No uniforms or camouflage attire.
  • No headphones, sunglasses.
  • No hats or head-coverings unless you ware it daily for religious purposes.
  • No hair or shadows covering your face.

Child or Infant Passport Picture Requirements

All Mexican passport photo requirements for children and infants must also meet the above criteria.

Be sure to note that:

  • A parent, guardian or other person may not be present in the background of the child’s passport photo.
  • The child’s or infant’s eyes must be open and looking at the camera.
  • No pacifiers or bottles should be in the picture.

Tips for taking your toddler’s Passport Picture

  • Take their passport photo on-line with your Webcam and our service. Getting your toddler to look at the webcam could be easier than other methods.
    • Do not worry about background, our service removes it.
    • Print for Free and we’ll give you additional guides so you can size and print their photo correctly.
  • Lay your child on their back against a white blanket or background and take their photo with a smart phone.

 

Additional Tips for Mexican Passport and Visa photos

Authorities may require additional passport pictures when your apply for your Mexican Passport.

If possible, it’s wise to cary additional print outs of your Mexican passport photo to avoid delays should this occur.

Note that the requirements for Mexican Visa’s are the same as those of Passport Photos.

  • In color
  • 4.5 x 3.5 cm (45mm x 35mm)
  • Against a white or neutral background etc…

Additional Information on concerning Mexican Passports and Visas can be

found by visiting the Secerteria de Relecaonies de Exteriors or the Mexican Consolur.

If you have any questions or would like further clarification, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Ecuador Passport book cover

The requirements for passport photos in Ecuador are specific and should closly be followed to ensure a proper application.

Similarly, when applying for a Visa for travel to the U.S., citizens of Ecuador must follow a list of visa photo requirements.

Passport Photograph Requirements for Ecuador:

  • Three photos
  • Photographs should measure 3.5 x 4.5 cm in size
  • Photos should have a white background
  • Applicant should be facing the camera directly
  • Photos should not be obstructed in any way, the person should be clearly in focus

Photos are not required in order to renew a passport as a citizen of Ecuador.

For more information about Ecuador passport photo requirements, visit the Cancilleria of Ecuador.



Visiting the U.S.

Ecuador citizens who wish to travel to the United States will be required to have a passport that is valid at least six months past the departure date from the United States.

In order to travel to the United States as a citizen of Ecuador, the traveler needs to apply for and obtain a U.S. Visa.

There are specific photo requirements for U.S. visas that citizens of Ecuador should pay special attention to before applying.

Requirements of U.S. Visa Photo for Citizens of Ecuador:

  • Photo should be 2 in. x 2 inches, including the background.
  • In color
  • A white, plain background
  • Must be taken within 6 months of the application
  • The person must be facing the camera directly
  • The face should cover 50% of the total area of ??the photo
  • If the person is looking up, down, or to the sides, the photo will not be accepted
  • The entire face must be clearly visible in the picture, this means that from the top of the head to the tip of the chin and from ear to ear should

    be seen

For more information about U.S. visa photo requirements for citizens of Ecuador, visit the U.S Ecuadorian Embassy for detailed visa photo requirements.

Citizens of Ecuador have two options for visas when traveling to the Unites States:

When a citizen of Ecuador is planning to travel to the United States for tourism, education, or other temporary reasons, then they would choose a nonimmigrant visa.

If planning to move to the United States on a permanent basis, you would need to apply for an immigrant visa.

More information can be found at the U.S. Embassy of Ecuador.

It is required that citizens of Ecuador schedule an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador as a part of the visa application process.

For up to date information on appointment wait times, you can visit this the U.S. State Department and type in “Ecuador.”

Costa Rica Passport book front

Correct online passport photos can speed up the process when applying for a Costa Rican passport.

When it comes to photo requirements, there are several, making passport photos one of the most important parts of the application process.

Costa Rica Passport Picture Requirements:

  • Two photographs per application
  • Taken in the last 6 months
  • Photo must be 5 x 5 cm
  • The person’s face, from the neck up, should consume 50% of the area of the photo
  • The face, considered to be from the base of the chin to the top of the head, should not measure less than 2.5 cm and no more than 3.4 cm
  • A white background should be behind the person in photos
  • Ears should be clearly visible
  • The person should be directly facing the camera in each photo
  • The face of the person should be completely clear in each photo
  • All photos should be sharp without blurriness
  • Hair should be pulled back behind ears
  • Glasses should not be present
  • Nothing should be on head, such as hats
  • Head coverings are permitted only for strict religious purposes
  • There should be color contrast in all photos so that it is easy to see the face of the person
  • Any photos that are too bright, blurry, or have shadows present in the background or on the face of the person will be rejected

More information can be found at from the General of Migracion of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Passport Picture Requirements for Children:

  • All requirements listed above apply to a child’s passport application.
  • In photos of children that are too small to stand alone, there should be no other person visible in the photograph
  • If a child is too young to hold their head up for the photo, they can lay directly on a white background
  • Special attention should be made in photos of children that no shadows are present

 

Costa Rica Passport Renewal

The process for renewing a passport includes similar Costa Rica passport photo requirements as listed above.

Two additional photos are required for passport renewal.

These photos should be color photos taken on a white background and taken within the last 6 months.

 

Visiting the U.S.

All citizens of Costa Rica who plan to visit the United States will need a valid passport which must be valid for at least six months past the planned exiting date from the U.S.

In order to travel to the United States, Costa Rican citizens will need to apply for and obtain a U.S. Visa.

There are two types of visas for a Costa Rican citizen to choose from when entering the Unites States:

To determine which visa is right for you, visit the Costa Rica office of the U.S. Embassy.

Columbia Passport Book cover

Struggling with Columbia passport picture requirements can put a damper on the excitement of travel.

It is vital to carefully follow the requirements for Columbian passport photos below when applying for a passport.

Columbia Passport Photo Requirements:

  • Three photographs upon application
  • All three photos should be identical
  • Each should measure 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
  • In color
  • The person should be facing the camera in each photo
  • Passport photos should have a white background
  • It is recommended that the person have simple hairstyles for photos
  • No earrings are allowed in photos
  • Must be taken within the last 6 months

FAQ’s and more informant can be found at the Columbian Cancilleria and the Columbia Consulate in Chicago.

Visiting the U.S.

Passports are required of all citizens of Columbia that plan on visiting the United States.

The passport should have a valid date for six months past projected departure date from the U.S.

In order to travel to the United States, all citizens of Columbia need to apply for a U.S. Visa.

Similar to the passport photo requirements above, Columbian citizens wishing to apply for a U.S. Visa will need to adhere to specific Visa photo requirements.

Photo Requirements for Columbian Citizens Applying for a U.S. Visa:

  • The photo should be in color, though black and white photos are acceptable
  • Only recent photos that have been taken within 6 months
  • Visa Photo must have white background
  • Photo size must be 5 x 5 cm
  • The person must be looking directly at the camera in the photo
  • If the person is looking to the right, left, up, or down, then the photo will be unacceptable
  • About 50% of the area of the photo should be covered by the face
  • Both ears should be completely visible, therefore, hair should be pulled back to show ears
  • There should be no piercings of any kind, including earrings
  • Glasses of any kind are unacceptable
  • Head wear such as hats or caps are prohibited

More information at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota.

There are two types of visas for Columbian citizens to choose from when visiting the Unites States:

A citizen of Columbia intending to enter the U.S. for temporary reasons, such as for tourism, should apply for a nonimmigrant visa.

Immigrant visas is required if a citizen of Columbia intended to move to the United States permanently.

For more information visit the U.S. Embassy’s Visa Explinations .

Generally, it is a simpler process to apply for a nonimmigrant visa as a Columbia citizen, rather than an immigrant visa.

In order to apply for a visa, a citizen of Columbia will need to set up an appointment at the U.S. Embassy in Columbia.

For up to date information on appointment wait times, you can visit the U.S. State Department website and search for “Columbia”.

Chile Passports with photo examples in background

Chile passport photo requirements are a vital part of the passport application process.

It is easy to overlook one of the Chile passport photo requirements, care should be taken when obtaining them to ensure proper compliance

Chile Passport Photo Requirements:

  • Minimum of two and a maximum of four photos for the application process
  • Pictures must be 4.5 x 4.5 cm
  • The person should be front facing the camera, with the camera focused on the person’s face
  • The person should not be obstructed in any way for photos
  • There should be no glare or shadows present in the photos
  • Glasses are allowed to be worn for photos if they do not cause a glare
  • The person should not smile in photos
  • A white background should be present behind the person in each photo
  • Photos can either be in black and white or color

Additional Chilean Passport FAQ’s

 

Chilean Visa Photo Requirements

If a citizen of another country plans to visit Chile, they are required to apply for and obtain a Chilean Visa.

The photo requirements for visas are similar to the Chile passport photo requirements listed above.

Differences include:

  • Four Visa photos for application.
  • Size 4.5 x 4.5 cm

For more information about applying for a visa prior to traveling to Chile, visit the Chilean Civil Identification Registry.

Visiting the U.S.

Chilean citizens who plan to visit the United States will need a valid passport that has a valid date for at least six months past the planned exiting date from the U.S.

Recently, Chile has been named a member of the Visa Waiver Program, which allows Chileans to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without a visa.

In order to travel to the United States for longer than 90 days, a Chilean citizens will need to apply for and obtain a U.S. Visa.

There are generally two types of U.S. Visas:

U.S. Visa Requirements

The photo requirements for a citizen of Chile to apply for a U.S. visa are similar to Chilean passport requirements, though there are certainly some

differences.

U.S. Visa Photo Requirements for Citizens of Chile:

  • Photographs should be in color, in front of a white or off white background
  • All photos must be recent, taken within the last six months
  • The person should be facing the camera with the face covering 50% of the photograph area
  • Head coverings are not allowed, except only for religious reasons, and the person’s face cannot be covered at any time
  • Glasses are permitted, however, the person’s face and eyes should be fully visible

For more information about visa photo requirements for citizens of Chile traveling to the U.S. visit the U.S. Embassy Chile Information page.