Sometimes student ask me what is the photograph requirements for UK visa. I know you maybe seek this information often and I thought why I shouldn’t you give you a proper guideline.
For everybody who wants come in UK and apply for visa they must provide couple of copies of your picture. UK visa photo requirements for all kind of visas ex. student visa, visit visa, job visa, migrant visa or any other visa.
Photo requirements for UK visa
- A photograph must be a recent one (no later than three months)
- Photo background must be light gray or cream background
- Photo size must be 45 millimetres (mm) high x 35 mm wide
These are the basics. To learn more you must download this file CLICK HERE (Adobe reader required)
Remember if you fail to produce appropriate photo for UK visa, your application will be refused or delayed. Look at the below picture where you can see unacceptable UK visa application photo.
If you choose to use a professional photographer, please ensure that they are aware of the format requirements specified in this guidance, particularly that the photographs will not show a white background when printed.
Please note that it is your responsibility to provide acceptable photographs in the format specified in this guidance. If you do not, your application may be delayed.
Please also note that the photographs provided by you become part of UKBA official records and UK embassy will not return them.
Source: UK Home office website