Data Element NameFace Image Data
Data Element Reference NumberG01.09-00-03
Description of Data Element

Face Image Data, gives information about the captured Face Image.

Data Element TypeGeneric
Is part of anyG01.09 ( Face Image)
Parts if any
Data FormatData capturing in lossless(Raw/PNG/LosslessJPEG2000/TIFF/DNG) Image Data Storage / Archival in normal memory devices-PNG Image Data storage for verification in restricted memory devices – JPEG2000 with compression ratio up to 1:15
Max Size
Default Value
OwnerGovernment of India, DeitY
Based on
Date Agreed
  1. This Metadata is used for visual human inspection, so features of the face are not included here.
  2. As per the referred GoI standard for face image data, spectacles (not heavy) & eye patch(s) on medical grounds are allowed. Turban for religious reasons only allowed.
  3. During enrolment, the quality of face image should be ensured, by filling the Check list given in best practices section 6.2 of the above referenced Face Image Data Standard prepared by the Expert Committee on Biometrics.
Date of Publishing
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