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Reload Internet based in Paddington can photograph you and print your OCI passport photo for India OR your Indian visa photo while you wait, with no appointment needed. We offer a full guarantee that your OCI application or Indian Visa application will pass or we will rephotograph you and reprint them, free of charge. If you are looking to get your Indian passport photo taken instore please visit our page dedicated to this.

When you are visiting the VFS Global at Battleship Building 179 Harrow Road, London W2 6NB (which is just a five minute walk from us) why not pop in to see us? Not only can we print your OCI photo, or Indian Passport photo, we can also Print your OCI application instore, offer you help with your OCI application forms and even digistise your Indian Passport photo and signature while you wait instore. For your reference, we have included some further information on the specifications required for your OCI Photo required for your OCI application form.



India OCI Photo Specifications

The OCI picture and photograph prerequisites are extremely strict. Reload Internet will meet the following OCI passport photo requirements:

  1. In the OCI photo, the Candidates head must be centered inside the frame and present the full head from top of hair to base of the jaw.
  2. The face ought to cover around 60-70 percent of the photographing range.
  3. The candidate’s head, including both face and hair, should appear from the Candidates Crown to the tip of the jaw.
  4. Please guarantee both ears, neck, and shoulders are clearly noticeable.
  5. The head must be focused including all edges showing.
  6. the OCI Photo must present the candidates full face, front perspective, with eyes open.
  7. The Background of the OCI photo must be plain or white shaded without borders with colored garments that are not white garments.
  8. Photos with dull or blurry face pictures will not be accepted by VFS Global and Reload Internet uses Canon Cameras which are Embassy approved to get sharp, crisp, clear prints.
  9. No shadows must be on the face or on the background of the OCI photo.

This information complies with the requirements set forth by VFS Global and the Indian Embassy as detailed in the official OCI Photo downloadable PDF guide.

Sample Photo of an OCI photo is attached below:

OCI Photo specifications

OCI Photo specifications


The OCI photo that we will print will always be in color on high quality photo paper that can witchtand thermal lamination and will measure 2 inches x 2 inches (51 mm x 51 mm) for Indian Visa, indian Passport photos, and OCI photos for your OCI application form. The detailed specifications are furthere listed below:

  1. The indian passport photograph must be clear and with a persistent tone quality.
  2. It must have a full face, with a direct front perspective and candidates eyes open.
  3. The OCI Photo should follow present the full head from the top of the head, and the top of the hair to the low base of the jaw.
  4. The head of the Candidate should be centered inside the frame of the Indian Photo.
  5. The background foundation must be a plain white or grayish in colour.
  6. There should not be any shadows on the face or on the background.
  7. Headcovers are NOT allowed aside from religious reasons, but rather the facial features from the base of a button to the top of the brow and both edges of the face must clearly appear.
  8. The expression on the face ought to look natural – NO smiling 🙂

Note: You will require an additional a digital version of the photo for transferring onto the online application form and at Reload Internet we can help you do this including taking your signature for your OCI application form.


Hard copy Passport Photo Resizing – UK to India / US specification

Yes – Reload Internet is the only studio in the UK that can take your UK Passport photo (45mm by 35mm) and convert them into the USA / INDIA passport photo specification which is 2 inches by 2 inches. We will use your hard copy passport photos, scan them in at ultra high resolution and rescale the image digitally. Not only this, we will rebuild your shoulders digitally using the latest digital technology to ensure that your passport photo meets the Indian OR US specifications. We charge £14.99 which will include your new set of 4 passport photos printed instore. The waiting time is approximately is 30 minutes for this service.

If your Passport photos has failed at VFS Global – you do not need to go all the way back home to retake all of your families passport photos and waste another day doing it! Visit us at Reload Internet, opposite Paddington Station and we will resize your hard copies to the standards required – with no fuss.


India Visa Photo Requirements

Online India Visa Application permits the Applicant to transfer a computerized photo of themselves to finish the online visa application. The digitised/coimputerized photo to be transferred alongside the Visa application ought to meet the following requirements:

  • Format: JPEG
  • Size: Minimum 10 KB
  • Maximum 300 KB
  • The height and width of the Photo must be equivalent.
  • The base measurements are 350 pixels (width) x 350 pixels (height).
  • The greatest measurements are 1000 pixels (width) x 1000 pixels (height).
  • Photo ought to present Full face, front perspective, eyes open
  • Center head inside the frame and present full head from top of hair to base of the jaw
  • Background ought to be plain light colored or white foundation
  • No shadows on the face or on the foundation
  • Without borders
  • Make beyond any doubt that photograph displays full head from top of hair to base of the jaw. Head ought to measure 1 inch to 1-3/8 inches (25mm to 35mm). Ensure eye height is between 1-1/8 inches to 1-3.

At Reload Internet, our specially trained staff can assist you in meeting these requirements whilst you wait. Alternatively, you can send us the photos via email, and we will digitise your photos and signatures to the requirements set forth by VFS Global


Directions to get your OCI Photo / Indian Visa Passport Photos snapped and printed in London



We look forward to welcoming you at Reload Internet, in Paddington, London.