photographs should be taken in colour with a matte/dull finish, against a plain
Applicants of light complexion should
avoid wearing white clothing and should have the photographs taken against a
pastel shaded background.
Applicants of dark completion should wear
coloured clothing and photographs should be taken against a white background.
Applicants with grey/white hair should have
photographs taken against a pale blue or grey background.
should be no reflection from eyeglasses and no background shadows. Excessive light reflection on image is
unacceptable. Light distribution should
be even throughout photograph.
should provide a full frontal view of head, neck and top of the shoulders with
ears, as much as possible, clearly visible.
Photographs should display appropriately clad images; exposed shoulders
and chest are to be avoided.
applicant should wear no head covering while taking the photograph, except for,
applicants who must wear headgear for religious reasons in which case they must
indicate their religion at Section H.
size of the face should be 25mm to 35mm, from the chin to the forehead.
· When the photograph is cut to a size of about
35mm, there should be a margin of 3mm to 4mm between the head and the edge of
submitted with an application become the property of the Government of Jamaica.