IELTS Photo Requirement

Following are the IELTS Photo Requirements for those who are going to submit their application for IELTS Test. 2 matching photographs are necessary to be attached to the IELTS Application Form.

Age of Photograph:
Your photograph must have been taken in the last 6 months. This is to guarantee an up-to-date similarity. If you attach an old photograph, it might create trouble for you in examination center.

Standards for Acceptable Photographs in IELTS application form:
•Candidates are not allowed to wear glasses in the photograph.
•Photos should be taken against a plain white to 18% grey background without shadows. An 18% grey background is suggested for persons having white hair and/or wearing white clothing.
•The features must be square to the camera with a neutral expression and with the mouth closed.
•Either black and white or color photos are good enough.
•Photos should be originals, not taken from any existing photo.
•A full front view of the subject's head and shoulder is required.

IELTS Photograph Stamp:
•The rear of BOTH photos must have the following:
•Date the photo was taken (not the date the photo was printed).
•Name and address of the photographer or the studio.
•Name of the applicant.


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