Finland (Suomi) Passport (36x47 mm) Photo Size Requirements and Online Tool

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Passport picture size Width: 36 mm, Height: 47 mm
Resolution (DPI) 600
Background color White
Printable photo Yes
Digital photo for online submission Yes
Digital photo size Width: 500 pixels , Height: 653 pixels
Photo Paper type matte

Do not worry about the photo size requirements. Our online tool makes correct photos, ensuring the photo size and head size are correct. Background will be enhanced as well.

Finland passport requirements was changed after 21 August 2006. In the new requirements, a digital passport photo will be stored in the chip of biometric passports to be used for automatic face recognition. The passport photo must be compliant to the requirements:

1. Photo can be in color of monochrome;

2. Photo size must be 47mm high and 36mm wide. The distance of top of head without hair and chin should be 32-36mm. Child under 11 years old can have smaller head size, but should be at least 25mm.

3. Photo background should be plain. For child passport photo, there should be other objects or people in the photo.

4. The subject in the photo should look straight to the camera.

5. No shadows on the face and background. No red eye. Photo must not be overexposed or underexposed.

6. Neutral expression with mouth closed and both eyes open. Forehead should be visible.

7. Photo must be sharp and in focus and the photo must be printed on high-quality photograph paper.

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How to make Finland (Suomi) Passport photo online

Step 1: Take a picture with a digital camera or a smartphone

Make sure someone takes your passport photo for you. Selfies are not accepted. Make use of your tripod if you have one. By using a tripod, you will be able to keep the camera level and steady. Ideally, the person should be around 1 meter away from the camera.

Pspport photo good examples


Step 2: Choose a venue with appropriate lighting

Face a bright window or the door when taking a photo. In this way, shadows can be avoided on the face and in the background. It is essential that the face is evenly lit. Ensure that the face is free of shadows and glares.

Note: You do not need to worry about the background, since our online passport photo generator will automatically do it for you.

passport photo lighting and shadows


Step 3: Dress appropriately for your passport photo

Uniforms should not be worn. Put on regular street clothes for your photo.

Eyeglasses should not be worn. You should remove any sunglasses, tinted glasses, or glasses that you wear if you are taking a passport photo.

Ensure that your face is fully visible. Make sure your hair doesn't cover your face or obscure your eyes. In the case of very long bangs covering your eyebrows, pin them back with bobby pins. Although it's better to show your ears as well, that won't stop your photo from being accepted.

Passport photos don't allow hats unless they're religious headgear such as a headscarf or yarmulke.

passport photo attire, hats and hair

passport photo face obstruction

Step 4: Pose for a passport photo

Face the camera straight on and look straight at it. Avoid tilting or rotating the head.

It is important that the shoulders are visible, and there should be enough space around the head to crop the picture.

Make sure the camera is at the same level as the head.

passport photo pose


Step 5: Maintain neutral facial expressions

It's okay to smile in your passport photo, but the government prefers you to have a neutral facial expression.

Under the new international passport rules, it is usually not acceptable to smile or have your mouth open.

acceptable passport photo

Unacceptable passport photo


Good and bad examples of passport photos

Example of passport photos

Printed passport photos

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