Fiji Immigration

Guidelines for Passport Photographs

A Residence Permit on Assured Income issued to a non-citizen who has assets outside the Fiji Islands at his/her disposal of an amount sufficient to ensure that he/she will not become a charge on public funds whilst residing in Fiji.

This section gives you an overview on how to apply for a Residence Permit on Assured Income Permit.


The following are guidelines for producing compliant passport photographs:

  • The image should be 3.5cm x 4.5cm
  • The image must have adequate brightness and contrast
  • The skin tone should be natural. In case of over-exposure or under-exposure of the photo, the skin is either too dark or too light, photo will not be acceptable
  • It should show a close up of the head and (partial) shoulders
  • The image should be straight looking, centered with neutral expression
  • Face should be in sharp focus and clear with no ink marks/creases/lines
  • The face (from forehead edge to bottom of chin) should be 70 to 80% of the photo or one inch height
  • The eyes must be open and no hair obscuring the face
  • Prescription glasses if worn should be clear and thin framed and should not have flash reflection or obscure the eyes
  • Head coverings, hair, head-dress or facial ornaments should not obscure the face
  • The photo must have plain light background
  • There must be no other people or object in the photo
  • The lighting must be uniform with no shadows on the face or behind
  • Red eye photos are not allowed
  • No lines are allowed
  • The photo should be ideally printed by professional photo studio with continuous tone; and good resolution. Polaroid photos or photos printed with ordinary printers are not suitable.