We've been occasionally asked about the photograph requirements for the IELTS registration.
We've broken them down into 2 categories for your reference. The first would relate to the photo specs, while the second would relate to the candidate's appearance on the photo.
Re: Photo Specs
Your picture must:
-be in color
-be no more than 6 months old
-be taken against a plain background so that features are clearly distinguishable
-be in sharp focus and clear
-be print quality or professional standard
-not show any shadows
Re: Your appearance
-have a close-up of your head and shoulders
-be looking straight at the camera
-have a neutral expression
-have your mouth closed
-have your eyes open and clearly visible
-not be wearing glasses
-not cover your face, as well as the outlines of your eyes, nose, or mouth.