What clothes should you wear for a passport photo?

Before taking a passport photo, please be mindful not only about your hair and make up, but also about what you are wearing. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) which regulates international standards of biometric photos, there are rules about clothing in passport photo:

  • Choose dark clothes that clearly have contrast with background.
  • The best option would be a black t-shirt.
  • Remember, that your chin must be visible.
  • No hats or scarfs covering your head (except for religious reasons)
  • You cannot wear a uniform.

Can you take a passport phot without a shirt?

No, your passport photo will not be approved if you don’t wear clothing covering your chest. Choose a black or dark shirt that covers your chest, but not your neck and chin and you are on right track to make a valid passport photo.

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