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

Traveling to Saudi Arabia, starts with preparing a few essential documents and completing an application through the designated issuing authority, including a Saudi Arabian Visa.

For most Saudi Arabian visas, you'll need to submit a passport photo that meets the government criteria. Here's all the info you need to get the perfect photo for your Saudi visa application.

Photo specifications for Saudi Arabia visa applications

To ensure your Saudi Arabia visa application process is smooth, adhere to the following photo requirements:

  • Photo size: Your photo must measure 4.5 cm in height and 3.5 cm in width.
  • Color: Only color photos are accepted; black and white is not permissible.
  • Head position: Keep your head straight and face the camera directly.
  • Recent photo: Your photo should be no more than 6 months old.
  • Background: Opt for a white background without any colors, patterns, or shadows.
  • Facial expression: Maintain a neutral expression; smiling is not allowed.
  • Eyes: Must be clearly visible, with no obstructions.
  • Quality: No blurry photos; a minimum resolution of 600 dpi is required.
  • Glasses: Acceptable if part of your everyday appearance, ensuring no glare or oversized frames.
  • Headwear: Permitted for religious reasons, provided it does not hide any part of your face.
  • Dress code: Wear clothes that contrast with the background; avoid white clothing or uniforms.
  • Beard: Allowed if it represents your usual appearance.

Saudi Arabia Visa photo size and example

Ensure your passport application is complete by following our detailed guide, like in the example below:

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Saudi Arabia Visa: Requirements for babies and children

Traveling with children means obtaining their travel documents too. Here's how iVisa Photos assists in capturing compliant photos of your little ones:

  • Visibility: Ensure your child's eyes are open and visible in the photo.
  • Background: For photos in a car seat or lying down, use a white cloth to maintain a consistent background.
  • Solo shots: The child must be the only subject in the photo; no part of a parent or guardian should be visible. A car seat can be helpful for this, taking the photo from above.
  • Accessories: Remove pacifiers and non-religious headwear before the photo session.

Learn more about the Saudi Arabia Visa and eVisa application requirements

Not sure which visa you need for Saudi? Check more info here and apply instantly with our tips and guidance. If you have another questions, reach out visa online chat or WhatsApp. We're ready to help!

Source: Saudi Arabia Embassy in Washington

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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