Passport photo requirements for South Africa

Passport photo requirements for South Africa, for example for a visa

The passport photo requirements for South Africa are that you must submit two official passport photos in color. This applies to both a business visa and a tourist visa. The requirements for a South African passport photo are the same as for a Dutch passport photo.

These photos have the following requirements:

  • Be very similar
  • Only have a light gray or white (smooth) background
  • Have the official format (35mm width x 45mm height)
  • Glued to the visa application form in the appropriate box.

Adjustment in requirements:

We are aware of the latest developments in the rules and requirements that a country imposes on the passport photo. It is possible that a country decides to adjust the requirements for taking a passport photo. Therefore, always take the form that you receive from your consulate with you when you have the passport photo taken. In general, the consulate is the first to receive the new rules. We will then check for you whether the requirements correspond so that you are always up to date.

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