​Photograph specification for Malaysia Visa Application

Photograph specification for Malaysia Visa Application


·         With immediate effect the photograph for Malaysian visa should meet the specification mentioned below:




          The photograph must be a coloured photograph with 3.5 cm X 4.5 cm dimensions
          It should cover 70% of the face and clear view of the neck and shoulder
          With white background and without border
          The photograph should be a recent one not more than 3 months old
          It should be in sharp focus and clean
          It should be of high quality with no ink marks and creases
          The photograph must show you looking directly at the camera
          It should show your skin tone naturally
          It should have appropriate brightness and contrast
          It is to be taken without headgear
          Photograph can be taken with headgear, after consideration on case to case basis if the applicant wears headgear on religious grounds. The main characteristics of the face must be apparent from the photograph. Chin, nose, eyes and eyebrows must not be covered; the forehead should be uncovered to the extent that the shape of the face is apparent
          It should be without hat/cap
          It should be without the applicant's hair tucked behind his/her ears
          The photograph should not have any staple marks
          Scanned and colour photocopies would not be accepted