Swaziland (Eswatini) Passport/Visa Photo Requirements and Size

Swaziland (Eswatini) Passport/Visa Photo Requirements and Size

iVisa | Updated on Jun 23, 2020

The citizens of Eswatini, formerly known as Swaziland, who want to travel outside the country, cannot do so unless they get a valid passport. The process of obtaining a Swaziland passport implies that you gather a few documents and go to the issuing authority. You will have to fill in an application. You are also required to submit 2 passport photos, and MyPassportPhotos can help with that. Just take your photo at home, and MyPassportPhotos will make sure that you end up with government-compliant pictures.

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Photo specs

  • Required photo size: 2 by 2 inches
  • The submitted photos must be in color
  • Head position: straight
  • Recency: taken no more than 6 months ago
  • Background: white
  • Smile: no
  • Eyes: must be clearly visible
  • Blurred pictures will be rejected
  • Glasses: acceptable only if they do not obscure the eyes and there is no glare in the photo
  • Headwear: not allowed. Exceptions are made for religious/cultural purposes
  • Resolution (pixels): at least 600 dpi
  • Dress code: the colors of your clothes must be in contrast with the background. Do not wear white tops
  • Beard: permitted if it represents your everyday appearance
  • Number of photos necessary: 2

Swaziland Passport Photos and Visa Photo Requirements – Rules, Guidelines, and Specifications

Our purpose in this section is to teach you what you have to know before you take your own passport photo or visa photo. The whole process is not difficult, but you must consider the following rules and guidelines:

  • When you choose the environment in which to take your passport photo or visa photo, make sure that you have a white wall. The background has to be white. If such a wall does not exist in your home, you can take a white sheet and hang it on a wall. You’ll get pretty much the same result. The background cannot include colors, patterns, and shadows.
  • We all know that the light can distort facial features, so it is imperative that you do not have shadows on your face in your passport photo or visa photo. To avoid that, choose a frontal source. Like the one from a flash.
  • Before taking your photo, position yourself with your head straight and face forward. Remember that both sides of your face must be equally visible, so do not submit a portrait-style photo. It will be rejected.
  • The only permitted facial expression in a passport photo or visa photo is neutral. To achieve the best result, please relax your face when you shoot the picture.
  • The eyes must be clearly visible in your passport photo or visa photo. It is preferable that you take off your glasses before taking your picture. Obviously, you cannot photograph yourself wearing sunglasses or eyeglasses with tinted lenses.
  • As a general rule, headwear is not permitted in a passport photo or visa photo. You must take off your hat or scarf. However, there is one exception. If you cover your head for religious reasons, you can keep the headwear. But even then, you have to make sure that your face is visible from top to bottom. Also, the headwear should not cast a shadow on your face.
  • Beards are acceptable in a passport photo or visa photo. You can keep yours, but only if it represents your everyday look. If you plan on changing something about your facial hair, you should do it before you take the picture.

Rules and Requirements for Babies, Infants, and Newborn Passport and Visa Photos

Children of all ages need to carry their own passport and visas. MyPassportPhotos can help you with their photos if you want to travel together. Below, you are going to find a few helpful tips on how to photograph your kids.

  • A child’s passport photo is not that different from an adult’s passport photo. The only difference is since a child’s head is smaller, it can take up less space in the photograph.
  • Your child must be awake when you take the photo so that the eyes are visible.
  • Your child cannot appear with headwear on or a pacifier in his/her mouth.
  • Only your child can appear in the picture. If you hold the baby while someone takes the photo, you have to conceal every single part of you. Even your hands.
  • Photographing your child in a car seat means that you have to cover the backrest with a white layer so that the background is white.
  • Photographing your child in the lying down position implies that you have to put a white sheet underneath. The background has to be, again, white.

Price and Cost

When you get your passport photos or visa photos online with MyPassportPhotos, you will spend less money than if you go to a professional photo studio. A Swaziland passport implies 2 pictures. With MyPassportPhotos, you will pay only $5.99 for them. Depending on the currency exchange rate on the day of your purchase, that is about 111.40 SZL.

How to get Swaziland Passport Photos or Swaziland Visa Photos Online

Do you think you are ready to take your picture? In this section, we are going to tell you, in short, what you have to do.

First, make sure that you have a decent camera. You can use a smartphone or tablet. Whichever is more convenient. Then, you have to take your photo. But please consider all the rules we discussed above.

After you have a photo that you love, you have to submit it to MyPassportPhotos for processing. That is when we make sure that your picture is government compliant. Once that is done, we will give you two options. One, you can download the image to print it yourself. Or two, you can provide us with your address, and we will mail the photos to you. Simple as that.

Do you have any questions or concerns? Do not hesitate to contact MyPassportPhotos’ customer support service.

References

http://www.gov.sz/index.php/services-sp-22242747/travel-documents-and-passports

Example of a correct photo

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