United Nations Welcome to the United Nations. It's your world.
  • العربية
  • 简体中文
  • English
  • Français
  • Русский
  • Español

Consular - Photo Requirements



Your photos or digital images must be:

  • In color

  • Sized  such that 2 x 2 inches / 5.08 x 5.08 cm / 51 x 51 mm

  • Taken in front of a plain white or off-white background and free of shadows.

  • With a neutral facial expression and both eyes open

  • Taken in clear full-face view directly facing the camera. Reflections or shadows on the face, as well as red eyes, must be avoided.

  • Taken in colored dress (dress color should not be white /light colors)

  • The head should not be at an angle or turned and must be square to the camera. The face cannot be slightly rotated and or tilted. (Portrait style)

  • With both ears visible up to maximum (free of hair or other covering)

  • Eyeglasses / Spectacles are not allowed (except in rare circumstances when eyeglasses cannot be removed for medical reasons)

  • Taken within last 03 months to reflect your current appearance

  • Photos which are taken in poor quality and blurry or other than white background will not accepted. Photos cannot have frames or a date.

  • In addition, snapshots, magazine photos, low quality vending machine or mobile phone photos, and full-length photographs also will not be accepted.


We recommend you use a professional photo service to ensure your photo meets all the requirements and avoid unnecessary delays.


Photo Studios near the Mission;


CVS Photo                - 150 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Walgreens Photo     - 711 3rd Ave Frnt A, New York, NY 10017

Duane Reade            - 852 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10017


Your kind corporation on above is necessary and appreciated.