India: how to take passport photos without leaving home

Do you need to extend your Indian passport, PAN card, driving licence or OCI card? Or you can't wait till COVID-19 pandemic is over and plan to get a US, Malaysian or Canadian visa?

Since India had entered the total lockdown all the daily routine has shifted to the Internet. Luckily, for most documents you can easily apply online as well. But what about a photograph? No official document can be made without a compliant, high-quality passport photo. And all the photo studios around New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Ahmedabad are on the lockdown (as well as you, sorry for reminding). But there is some good news: you don't have to be a professional photographer to take a good picture for your documents. You don't even need to have photoshop on your laptop (as well as laptop itself).

All you need is a smartphone with a camera for a picture and any device with internet access for

Take ID photo at home

How to make a professional passport photo out of a selfie

After the picture is done, upload it to Select the type of documents you need, wait for a second and get a professional passport photo that you can download.

Visafoto will change the background, fix the size and format, readjust contrast. Everything is done according to official requirements for the selected document.

For a fee of ₹330 you will get and download your picture in 2 versions:

Does provide any guarantees?

Yes. Visafoto stores precise information about all the requirements for all documents in India and worldwide. It knows more than a photographer in a professional studio. 24x7 support is ready to help you if something goes wrong. And you will get a 100% refund if your photo is not accepted.

What kind of photos can I make with Visafoto?

You can turn your selfie into a compliant photo for any Indian and foreign document with Visafoto, including:

How to print out passport photos in India?

In most cases a digital photo is enough, as you can apply for all major Indian documents online. #Stayathome

But if you really need to print out your photo, then use online printing services. For example, at you can use a 4x6" print. Visafoto gives you an image file to be printed on a 4x6" paper and it has 4 individual passport photos on it. The cost at Ytori is ₹59 +₹20 for shipping.

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