South Africa Passport & ID Photo App

A South African passport is a document used for international travel, and a South African ID card is used for identification within South Africa. Still, both of them have identical photo requirements.

South Africa Passport & ID Photo App

In this article, you will learn how to take flawless photos for a South African passport and ID using the best photo maker — 7ID App.

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7ID: South Africa Passport Maker
7ID: South Africa Passport Size
7ID: South Africa Passport Example

Convert Your Photo to South Africa Passport Photo Size

The dimensions for South African passport and ID photos are 35×45 mm, with a print resolution of more than 600 dpi.

Using 7ID's passport photo app, you can quickly convert your photo to the required passport size, including correct head size and eye line requirements. The app supports different passport photo formats. Select your country and document type; the app will configure the settings.

Edit the Passport Photo Background

The background for a South African passport and ID photo must be light gray or plain cream.

To achieve this, the 7ID app can adjust the photo's background. Our 7ID tool's unlimited version (subscription-based) works ideally with photos captured on a light, consistent background. For photos with various backgrounds, we recommend using our Expert tool.

Get the Template for Printing

7ID provides a free passport photo template in two versions:

Unlimited or Expert Photo Editing? The Difference

Both our Unlimited and Expert passport photo editing services offer unique benefits:

The 7ID app is available for Android or iOS.

How to Take a Compliant Passport Picture at Home?

Avoid the hassle by taking your passport photo at home. Follow these steps to get the perfect South African passport and ID photo using only your smartphone:

How to Print out an ID Photo Taken with a Phone?

South African passport photo printing template

South African passport photo printing template

You will need two identical color photos for a South African passport and for a South African ID.

You will need a color printer and high-quality 4×6 inch (10×15 cm) photo paper to print at home. Access the template provided by 7ID on your computer, set your printer to the paper size specified, and print.

Many online photo services can print your South African passport photo, typically offering a website and mobile apps. They charge R4.95 per set for high-quality prints, with final costs depending on delivery. Examples of such services in South Africa include:

To get your South Africa passport and ID photo printed online, follow these steps:

  1. Start by selecting an online photo service in South Africa, as mentioned above.
  2. Upload your digital South Africa passport photo to their mobile app or website.
  3. Specify the dimensions of the passport print set to 4×6 inches.
  4. Enter your details.
  5. Complete the online payment and pick up your photos from a local store the same day.

South Africa ID Photo Requirements Checklist

South African Smart ID and passport photos must meet the following specifications:

Please note that the rules for the South African passport and ID photo are the same as the rules for the South African visa.

Not Just an ID Photo Maker!

In addition to adjusting passport and ID photo dimensions, the 7ID app simplifies the handling of QR codes, barcodes, digital signatures, and PINs:

7ID is your handy assistant that guarantees a professional and compliant passport and ID photo without leaving your home.

Download the 7ID app now for Android or iOS.

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