Passport Photo Requirements

• 2 identical photographs are required

• Photograph should not be taken more than six (6) months prior to submitting application

• Photographs should be taken in colour with a matte/dull finish, against a plain background

• Excessive light reflection on the image is unacceptable

• Applicants of light complexion should avoid wearing white clothing and should have photographs taken against a pastel shaded background

• Applicants of dark complexion should wear coloured clothing and photographs should be taken against a white background.

• Applicants with grey/white hair should have their photograph taken against a pale blue or pastel background

• There must be no other person or object in the photograph

• There should be no background shadows

• A full frontal pose of head, neck, and top of the shoulder is required

• There should be no creases or ink marks on the photograph

• Exposed shoulders and chest must be avoided

• Bright coloured clothing is not recommended

• Eye glasses should not have tinted lenses

• Heavy (thick) frames should be avoided

• Headgear is permitted ONLY for religious purposes, in which case, Section H of the passport application form must be filled out. Facial features including the outline of the face from the bottom of the chin to top of the forehead must be clearly shown

• The length of the face in the photograph should be 25mm to 35mm. There should be a margin of 3mm to 4mm between the head and the edge of the photograph

• Photographs submitted with an application become the property of the Government of Jamaica

• No embossed seal should be affixed to the photographs

Two (2) passport sized photographs certified by a Consular Officer, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public Commissioner of Oaths, Medical Doctor or Lawyer. The name of the applicant along with the name, number and signature of the certifying officer should be included. Certification should not be older than six (6) months. Photographs must be dated.


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