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Trinidad & Tobago Passport/Visa Photo Requirements and Size

Trinidad & Tobago Passport/Visa Photo Requirements and Size
iVisa | Updated on Oct 09, 2022

Are you planning on applying for a Trinidad & Tobago passport? One of the first things you have to do is to make sure that you have everything necessary for a successful application process. That includes a set of 2 passport photos, and iVisa Photos is here to help with that. If you take your picture at home, we can make sure that you end up with government-compliant passport photos.

Since we are speaking about international travel, we suggest that you take a look at our website as well. Access the website to find out if you are eligible for an electronic visa. If you happen to qualify for an eVisa, iVisa.com can help with the online application process.

Photo specs

  • Required photo size: 5.3 cm in height and 4.3 cm in width
  • 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: dark glasses are not allowed except if there is a disability
  • Headwear: not allowed. Exceptions are made for religious/medical reasons
  • 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

Trinidad & Tobago Passport Photo Size Requirements Guide

trinidad and tobago passport photo requirement and size

Trinidad & Tobago Passport Photos and Visa Photo Requirements – Rules, Guidelines, and Specifications

Now that we covered the Trinidad & Tobago passport photo requirements, we are going to talk about the rules and guidelines you have to follow in the process of taking your own picture at home.

  • The background of your passport photo or visa photo must be white. You can take your picture against a white background. If you do not have one at hand, you can use a white sheet that is not transparent. As long as the background does not have colors, patterns, and shadows, you are in the clear.
  • The environment you choose to take your photo in must have appropriate lighting. The intensity should not be too low or too high. Also, the source of light should come from in front of you. That way, you do not appear in your photo with shadows on your face.
  • You must appear in your passport photo or visa photo with your head straight and face perpendicular to the camera. Do not submit a portrait-style photo because it will be rejected. Both sides of your face must be seen equally.
  • The only allowed facial expression in your passport photo or visa photo is neutral. Therefore, you cannot smile.
  • Your eyes must not be obscured by anything, such as your hair or glasses. If your eyeglasses have clear, discreet frames, you can keep them on. However, make sure there is no flash reflection in the picture. Needless to say, you cannot wear sunglasses or glassed with tinted lenses when you have your photo taken.
  • Headwear, as a rule, it is not allowed in a passport photo or visa photo. Nevertheless, if your religion does not allow you to keep your head uncovered, headwear is permitted. There are a few rules, though. First, your face must be visible from top to bottom. And second, the headwear should not cast shadows on your face.
  • As long as your beard is a part of your everyday appearance, you do not have to shave it before you take your passport photo or visa photo.

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

There are no significant differences between a child’s passport photo and an adult’s passport photo other than the fact that a child’s head is smaller. Therefore, it can occupy less space in the picture. Here are some tips that should help you successfully take your child’s passport photo:

  • Take your child’s passport photo or visa photo when he or she is awake. The eyes must be clearly seeable.
  • In case you want to place the child in a car seat to take his/her picture, make sure to cover the backrest of the chair with a white layer to ensure a white background.
  • If you want to lay the child on his/her back and take the photo from above, you have to put a white sheet underneath to achieve a white background.
  • You cannot appear in your child’s passport photo or visa photo under no circumstances. Not even your hands can be spotted in the shot.
  • Before taking the photo, you have to remove your child’s pacifier and/or headwear.

Price and Cost

You will be pleased to find out that getting your passport photos online with iVisa Photos is cheaper than going to a professional photo studio. For a Trinidad & Tobago passport, you are required to submit 2 photos, and iVisa Photos can get them for you for only $5.99. That is about 40.60 TTD.

How to get Trinidad & Tobago Passport Photos or Trinidad & Tobago Visa Photos Online?

Now that you have all the information you need, you are ready to take your own passport photo. Make sure to have at hand a camera with a decent resolution. You can use the one from your phone or tablet.

Once you find the right setting, take your picture. Remember to consider all the rules we provided for you above. As soon as you have a photo that you like, you have to submit it to iVisa Photos for processing. That is when we make sure that your picture is 100% government compliant. Then, you will be presented with two options:

  • Download the processed image to print your own passport photos or visa photos.
  • We can send you the photos if you give us your address.

For further information, do not hesitate to contact iVisa Photos’ customer support.