Specifications of Digital Photo

Your NMAT application photo must meet certain criteria regarding size and content. Submitting photos that do not meet these criteria can delay the NMAT application process. Digital photos uploaded with your NMAT application must meet the following guidelines:

  • The photo must have been taken within the last six months
  • The photo must be clear, so that there can be no doubt about your identity. Your frontal pose looking directly at the camera lens and showing your full face must be used.
  • Only your face and shoulder should be included in the photo (similar to a passport photo)
  • Show natural skin tone
  • Eyeglasses and colored contact lenses should not be worn
  • As much as possible, both ears should be visible
  • Avoid heavy or theatrical make up. The digital photo must match your appearance on the day of the test (e.g., with or without beard) 
  • Must be 2” x 2”, colored, with white background 
  • The image pixel dimensions must be in a square aspect ratio (i.e., the height must be equal to the width). Minimum acceptable dimensions are 600 x 600 pixels
  • The digital photo must NOT be a scanned photo of any existing valid ID
  • The file size must be less than or equal to 2 MB
  • Must be in JPG file format

Your digital photo will appear on your NMAT forms and Examinee Report Form so make sure you adhere to the above photo specifications. You will be notified by email if your digital file photo is corrupted or the quality of your digital photo is not acceptable.  Failure to comply may lead to delays and inconveniences.