|Passport picture size||Width: 35 mm, Height: 45 mm|
|Digital photo for online submission||Yes|
|Digital photo size||Width: 826 pixels , Height: 1062 pixels|
|Photo Paper type||matte|
Schengen Visa is a type of visa that allows individuals to travel freely within the Schengen Area, which comprises 26 European countries. This visa is particularly beneficial for travelers who plan to visit multiple countries within this region as it eliminates the need for multiple visas.
A Schengen Visa photo is an essential requirement when applying for a Schengen Visa. The photo must adhere to specific guidelines to ensure its acceptance by the visa authorities.
Size:The photograph should be 35mm x 45mm in size. The head should be between 32mm and 36mm from chin to crown.
Background: The background should be plain and light-colored, preferably white or light grey. It should have no patterns, shadows, or objects.
Lighting: The photo should have uniform lighting, with no harsh shadows on the face. The face should be clearly visible, with no red-eye or glare.
Expression: The applicant should have a neutral facial expression, with both eyes open and looking directly at the camera. The mouth should be closed, and there should be no smiling, frowning, or raised eyebrows.
Head position: The head should be centered and facing the camera directly. The face should occupy about 70-80% of the photo area. The ears should be visible, and the forehead should not be covered.
Attire: The applicant should wear normal clothing that contrasts with the background. Headwear is only allowed for religious or medical reasons, but it must not cover the face.
Glasses: If the applicant wears glasses, the eyes should be clearly visible, with no reflections or glare. Sunglasses and tinted glasses are not allowed, except for medical reasons.
Photo quality: The photo should be printed on high-quality photo paper with a resolution of at least 600 dpi. It should be sharp and clear, with no visible pixels or blurriness.
Date: The photo should not be older than six months.
Photo specifications: The photo should be submitted in color, not black and white. It should have a matte or semi-matte finish and should not be digitally altered or retouched.
Find more information on requirements and photo taking tips here.