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Nigerian Visa photo requirements and size guide
Photo of Jan Koelle Jan Koelle
2 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Preparing for a trip to Nigeria requires attention to numerous details, but getting a passport photo for your Nigerian visa application should be straightforward.

This guide provides clear and comprehensive information to ensure your photo meets all necessary specifications, ensuring a hassle-free process.

Nigerian Visa photo specifications

Make sure your passport photo adheres to the following requirements:

  • Size: The required size for a visa photo is 35 mm x 45 mm
  • Color: Photos must be in full color
  • Head size and position: Your face should be centered in the photo, with the top part of your shoulders visible
  • Background: The background must be white, to avoid any distractions from the subject
  • Expression: Maintain a neutral expression with your mouth closed
  • Eyes: Ensure your eyes are open and clearly visible
  • Glasses: Glasses are allowed if worn daily, but there should be no reflections that obscure the eyes. Tinted glasses or sunglasses are not permitted
  • Headgear: Headgear is not permitted except for religious reasons. In such cases, it must not cover the face
  • Quantity: You need to provide two (2) photos, which should be digitally uploaded

Nigerian Visa photo size requirements example

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Nigeria Visa: Special considerations for children's photos

Applying for a visa includes submissions for each family member, including babies and children. Here are specific tips for capturing their photos:

  • Eyes open: Ensure the child's eyes are open.
  • Background: Use a white background for clarity.
  • Positioning: If the child cannot sit up, lay them on a plain white sheet or place them in a car seat with a white sheet for a background.
  • Quantity: Take multiple photos to choose the best one, keeping in mind the requirements above.

Prepare for your trip to Nigeria

Embark on your Nigerian trip with confidence, knowing you’re fully prepared with the essentials. At iVisa, we’re here to streamline your travel preparation, from visa applications to passport renewals. Learn more here about Nigerian Visas.

Questions? Reach out by online chat or WhatsApp.

Disclaimer
  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. For government source information, please visit our product pages.
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