Application for e-Residency
Requirements to a photo
It must be possible to identify a person on the basis of a photo univocally. A person must be depicted at a photo:
- en face
- having neutral expression and closed mouth,
- without headgear*
- with eyes open and look has to be directed towards camera lens
It has to be a colour photo of 4 x 5 cm or appr. 1,6 x 2 inches
Supported file types for the upload are: JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, TIFF
Maximum file size: 1.3MB
The shortest side of the picture must be at least 600 pixels
Area between chin and top of head must form 70-80% of the vertical height of the photo.
Glasses are allowed, if eyes are not covered by spectacle frames and there are no “gleams of light” from reflection of glasses.
Photo has to be taken within 6 months before submitting an application.
Hair may not cover face nor cause shades on face.
Photo may not have fingerprints, scratches or any other defects on it.
Colour gamma of the photo must have natural spectre (may not be overexposed nor underexposed).
Background of the photo must be flat, mono-colour, of bright colour (commendatory colours are light blue, beige, light brown, light grey or white) and in contrast with colour of face and hair.
Red-eye effect on the photo is not allowed are also its removal by means of the software is forbidden.
* For religious reasons, the person may wear headwear on the photo, provided that the facial image of the person from the lower chin to the upper part of the forehead is clearly visible. A person wearing headwear for religious reasons shall submit the photo together with the written assessment issued by the Ministry of the Interior concerning the mandatory nature of wearing the headwear due to the religious beliefs of the applicant. Submit your request to Contact Ministry of the Interior here.
More detailed requirements set to the photo can be found in Government of the Republic of Estonia regulation.