Passport Photograph Requirements

All applications should be accompanied by three (3) high resolution photographs of suitable quality. For requirements please see details below. Please note that unsuitable photographs will be returned and will delay the application process.

Acceptable photographs:


  • Size: 45mm x 35mm (face must occupy 70-80%of total area).
  • Full frontal of head, centred on the face. Both eyes must be open.
  • High-resolution image taken by a commercial studio.
  • True colour representation of the applicant.
    • Proper Illumination that does not create glare, hot spots and minimizes shadows
  • Facial features are highly visible with good contrast
  • Prescription glasses should not obscure the eyes.
  • Religious and/or cultural head covering should not obscure any part of the face (including eyes, nose, mouth and chin) and should be drawn back to applicants hairline.
  • Applicant should have a neutral expression, with the mouth closed
  • Portrait must have been taken in the past 12 months.
  • Plain solid white background (no visible objects and/or patterns) – (Solid pale grey, light blue, beige or light brown are also acceptable).
  • Applicant’s clothing should be a neutral colour


Unacceptable photographs:

  • Over or under exposed photographs.
  • Black and white photographs.
  • Objects or features (other than the face) which are visible in the background.
  • Patterned, textured and/or dark background.
  • Face not fully visible or too small
  • Hats, sunglasses and/or other objects which obscure the face.
  • Poses where the applicant is looking away from the camera.
  • Poses where the applicant’s head is not facing the camera straight on.
  • Photographs submitted on paper and/or photocopies.
  • Altered and/or ‘touched up’ portraits.
  • Applicant’s clothing is of a similar colour to the background



Professionals authorised to certify Vincentian passport application forms

  • Accountant
  • Bank/building society official
  • Barrister
  • Broker
  • Commissioner of Oaths
  • Councillor: local or county
  • Engineer (Qualified)
  • Fire Service Official
  • General Practitioner
  • Minister of a recognised religion
  • Nurse (SRN and SEN)
  • Member of Parliament
  • Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers of the Armed Services
  • Optician/Chemist/Dentist
  • Senior Police Officer
  • Solicitor
  • Head Teacher or Principal



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High Commission for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
10 Kensington Court
London W8 5DL
Tel: +44 (0)20 7460 1256 / +44 (0)20 7565 2874
Fax: +44 (0)20 7937 6040

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