Precise measurements, lighting and facial expressions have been introduced so passports can be read by facial recognition technology at border controls.
Passport regimes around the world are being overhauled to combat identity fraud and meet higher standards in aviation security following terrorist attacks in America.
Among the requirements for a photograph:
* A full front close-up view of the head and shoulders with the head covering 70 to 80 per cent of the photo.
* The person must be captured from slightly above top of head and include shoulders, the head shown centred/square on, looking directly at the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and both edges of the face shown clearly.
* A neutral expression (not grinning, laughing or frowning) with the mouth closed.
* The eyes must be open and clearly visible.
(Source: NZ Herald)
Bawal na ang nakangiti sa picture! Katulad ng mga example na ito.