|Passport picture size
|Width: 35 mm, Height: 45 mm
|Digital photo for online submission
|Digital photo size
|Width: 826 pixels , Height: 1062 pixels
|Photo Paper type
The European Union passports issued by its 27 member states share a common design and passport photo size specification.
The size of the passport photo should be 35x45mm. This is the standard size accepted by all EU member states.
The background of the photo should be plain and light-colored, preferably white or off-white. Avoid patterns, shadows, or any other distracting elements in the background.
The photo should be well-lit, with no harsh shadows on the face or behind the subject. Ensure that your face is evenly lit and clearly visible.
Pose and Expression:
The subject should maintain a neutral facial expression, with both eyes open and looking directly at the camera. Keep your mouth closed and avoid smiling or frowning.
The subject's head should be centered within the frame, facing forward. The face should occupy approximately 70-80% of the photo's height.
The photo should feature a close-up of the subject's face, from the top of the head to the shoulders. The subject's face should be centered within the frame, with equal spacing around the head.
Avoid wearing hats, head coverings, or sunglasses that obscure your facial features. Religious head coverings are allowed, as long as they do not cover the face.
Resolution and Quality:
The photo should be of high quality, with sharp focus and good contrast. It should be printed on high-quality photo paper, with no ink smudges or damage.
The photo should be taken within the last six months, ensuring that it accurately represents your current appearance.
Some EU member states accept digital passport photos. If you choose to submit a digital photo, ensure that it meets the specific requirements of the country you are applying to.
Find more information on requirements and photo taking tips here.