Passport photo requirements Belgium

Photo requirements Belgium for passport and visa

The passport photo requirements for Belgium are that you must submit one official color passport photo that meets the standards of the I.C.A.O. (International Civil Aviation Organization). Both the passport photo and the visa photo must meet the same requirements of the Schengen countries.

Cost of passport photo or visa photo Belgium

Having photos taken for a passport or visa for Belgium costs € 15,- and you will receive 6 photos. If you also need the photo digitally, it costs a total of € 20,-. You can walk in without an appointment at 17 Hugo de Grootplein in Amsterdam, and the passport photos are ready immediately.

These photos must:

  • Be good looking and recently taken.
  • Have a light and even in hue background.
  • Have the official size of 35mm wide x 45mm high.
  • Have a face size between 31 and 36 mm.
  • Not be older than 6 months.
  • Be printed in high quality photo paper.
  • These photos must be a Closeup of the head with the shoulders, the face covers 70-80% of the photo.
  • Sharp, clear, with good contrast and without markings on the front or back.
  • Be looking straight and neutral at the camera.
  • Have Natural skin tones.
  • Have no shadows visible on the face or behind it.
  • Have the eyes open and fully visible.
  • Have no facial reflections or red eyes.
  • Glasses are allowed provided clear glasses, no reflection and no thick frame, eyes must be fully visible.
  • Have everything visible from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead, including the edges of the face.
  • Headgear is not allowed. Unless it is for religious reasons.
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Adjustment in the requirements:

We are aware of the latest developments in the field of the rules and requirements that a country sets for the passport photo. It is possible that a country decides to adjust the requirements for taking a passport photo. Therefore, always take the form that you receive from your consulate with you when you have the passport photo taken. In general, the consulate is the first to receive the new rules. We will then check for you whether the requirements match, so that you are always up to date.

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