A picture is required for a Tanzania visa. The photograph must be a recent passport-sized photograph that fits the following requirements:
- It has to be a color photograph.
- It's got to be a head and shoulders shot.
- The photograph must be shot in front of a white or light blue background.
- The photograph must have been taken within the past six months.
- The photo must include your entire face, including your ears.
- Shadows or glare must not obstruct the image.
A photo booth or a professional photographer can capture your picture. If you have a digital camera and picture editing software, you can also take your own photos.
Here are some tips for taking a photo for a Tanzania visa:
- Background: The backdrop should be simple, light-colored (ideally white), and devoid of any patterns or shadows. Make sure no other persons or things are visible in the background.
- Facial Expression: Maintain a neutral facial expression while gazing squarely at the camera with both eyes open. Close your mouth and prevent smiling or frowning.
- Head Position: Keep your head straight and upright, facing the camera. The face should be centered in the frame, and both ears should be visible.
- Clothing: For the photo, wear regular clothing. Avoid wearing uniforms, helmets, other anything that may disguise your face (unless religiously required).
- Glasses: If you wear glasses, ensure there is no glare on the lenses, and your eyes are clearly visible. It's recommended to remove glasses with heavily tinted lenses for the photo.
- Hair and Accessories: Avoid huge or distracting hair accessories and keep your hair away from your face. A religious headdress that does not hide the face is usually allowed.