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ID photo requirements in Kazakhstan

In different countries, the requirements for photo documents differ. You need to read them carefully, because even in one country, different requirements for a photo are different for different documents. Webappium tried to study these parameters and help make it as easy as possible to create a photo of the desired size and provide a link to the current requirements. You can also choose the size of the paper on which you plan to print the photo.

Photograph requirements in Kazakhstan looks similar and based on ICAO standards.

    Photograph for the Kazakhstan passport or another documents

    Kazakhstan passport photograph example
    • Source: Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan
    • Size: A photograph size should be as follows: height 45 mm, width 35 mm. A photo should clearly depict facial features from lower point of chin and up to crown of the head, and also from far-left line of face to the right one. Face should occupy 70-80 % of photograph, which makes 32-36 mm from lower point of chin to crown of the head.
    • General requirements: A photograph should be contrastive and vivid. All facial features should be depicted clearly. When taking a photograph, illumination of face should be even. Avoid lightening or darkening of certain areas of a face, as well as the effect of red eyes. Illumination should be in natural colour; colour such as blue or red is not allowed.
    • Photo quality: A photo (especially when taken with a digital camera) should be printed (in case of being printed on a paper sheet) on high-quality matte paper with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.A photo should contain neutral colours and convey a natural skin tone. There should be no bends, dirt or scratches on a photo. Art retouching and other manipulations are not allowed. A lens should correspond to a short telephoto lens of 90-130 mm relative to a camera.
    • Head size and Orientation: No head bends and rotations are allowed (for example, photo with half-profile). A person should look straight into a camera, have neutral countenance and closed mouth. A person should not narrow his/her eyes or gawp. A picture is made from the front, not from ahead, from below or sideways. A person should look straight into a camera. Eyes should be open and clearly visible. They should not be hidden by hair.
    • Head coverings: No headwear is allowed when taking photographs. Exception is only allowed if headwear is part of religious believes. In this case, a face should be open from lower chin line up to forehead. Shadows from headwear are not allowed.
    • Eyeglasses: Eyes should be clearly visible. No light reflections and sunglasses are allowed. Exception is only provided for an eyeshade due to medical reasons. Eyeglass frame should not hide eyes.
    • Background: The background should be sole coloured and light, it is recommended to use a gray background, it is not recommended to use a blue background. A face and hair should contrast with the background and stand out clearly from it. If a person has light hair, then the background should be medium tones of gray, and if it is dark, then light gray. No drawings and patterns are allowed on the background. photo should only contain an image of person being photographed (no unauthorized persons or objects are allowed). There should also be no shadows.
    • Children: Face should occupy 50-80 % of photograph, i.e. 22-36 mm from lower point of chin to crown of the head; if a child has thick hair, mind that distance from the lower point of chin to crown of the head should comply with requirements; if it is hard to determine the highest point of head than it is allowed that height would be no less than 17 mm and no more than 40 mm. This section stipulates deviations from the rules for taking photographs of children in the "Children" section for children under 6 years old, regarding the position of the head (the requirements for the frontal position of the head and shoulders remain valid), countenance, eyes, direction of gaze , as well as regarding the location of a face in the center of a photo.
    • Submit a recent photo, taken within 6 months.
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    Photo provided by Electronic government of the Republic of Kazakhstan