Having a correct photo is important when applying for a Vietnamese visa. While the photo requirements may not be as complicated as other documents, it’s essential not to be careless because using unqualified photos can result in visa application rejection.
Do I need a photo to apply for a Vietnam Visa?
An ID photo is one of the mandatory documents for foreigner nationals applying for a Vietnamese visa. Like any other documents, if the photos do not comply exactly with the requirements of the Vietnam Immigration Department, it will not only waste your time but also affect your visa application and entry process.
Photo requirements in brief:
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For a Vietnam visa, you typically need to submit two passport-sized photos. Here are the specifications for the photos:
- Size: 4cm x 6cm.
- Time: Portrait photos must be recently taken (no longer than 6 months)
- Background: Plain white background.
- Expression: Neutral expression with a closed mouth.
- Head position: The face should be directly facing the camera and centered.
- Eyes and gaze: Your eyes must be open and clearly visible, and you should look directly at the camera.
- Glasses: If you wear prescription glasses, ensure that there is no glare or reflection, and your eyes are clearly visible.
- Headcoverings: Religious headwear is allowed, but it should not cover your face.
- Attire: Avoid wearing uniforms, camouflage attire, or white tops that may blend with the background.
Please note that these are general requirements, and it’s advisable to check with the Vietnam embassy/consulate or an official Vietnamese immigration website for the most up-to-date and accurate information.