How to make sure your passport photo is not rejected

Hey guys, we just wanted to take a moment to address a point about which we’ve received a lot of questions. The PASSPORT PHOTO requirements! Besides being of the correct size and with a white background, some students still face issues when their photo is rejected during the document checking.

We’ve therefore decided to make a quick video showing you how to make sure that the picture you take is in line with EMGS Requirements. (Also, just a quick reminder, you can check the EMGS website for a complete list of the passport photo requirements)

Enjoy the video!

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  1. Muhammad Ubale Kiru 2 years ago

    I can’t wait to see Malaysia

  2. Wael Al Roumani 2 years ago

    For me, I think it’s better to take off a glasses while taking a photo for passport.

  3. DANIELLA MARY 1 year ago

    If documents have already been submitted , is it okay to send a better passport photo in the process ?

    • mbwana 1 year ago

      You can do that by emailing the photo to them but it might be easier to just wait until they request a new picture before sending a new one.

  4. Nuhu Danraka 1 year ago

    I submitted my val application but it is still waiting approval by institution.

    • EMGS Officer 1 year ago

      @nuhu_1 We recommend that you contact your institution and request them to review and approve your submission at their earliest convenience so that we can initiate the processing of your application soon.

  5. Kazeem kudirat 12 months ago

    I can’t wait to commence studying in Malaysia

  6. zahiru 12 months ago

    Dear EMGS

    I got my VAl but I need to apply for visa so I tried through windowsmalaysia website but it shows that my photos are wrong and asking me to refer back to EMGS what can I do ? Help me passport Number N5218049

  7. Joseph Ezekiel 10 months ago

    Kudos to EMGS so far, you guys are doing a great job.

  8. If my photo have problem, where can i send a new photo?

  9. Kabiru Musa Ayagi 2 months ago

    Please, if my photo have problem where can I re upload

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