Passport photo requirements Germany

Passport photo requirements Germany

The passport photo requirements for Germany  are that you must submit an official color passport photos uncut.

Cost of passport photo or visa photo Germany

Having photos taken for a passport or visa for Germany costs s/a € 15,- with us and you will receive 6 photos.
If you also need the photo digitally, € 2,50 will be added.
You can walk in without an appointment at Hugo de Grootplein 17 in Amsterdam, and the passport photos are ready immediately.

The photos must:

  • Have the official format (35mm width x 45mm height)
  • The height from chin to crown is between 32 mm – 36 mm
  • The head straight in front and in the middle of the passport photo
  • Face should be clear, good contrast, sharp and good color
  • No reflections, shadows or red eyes
  • Background is light gray in color and uniform
  • Neutral facial expression, closed mouth, don’t smile
  • Headgear are not allowed (for religious affiliation only)
  • The face must be visible from chin to roots
  • Eyes must be clearly visible, uncovered by hair or glasses
  • Sunglasses, tinted lenses and reflections in the lenses are not allowed
  • Photo must be printed at high quality
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  • Because it is sometimes difficult to determine where the crown of the head is located, photos of which the face falls between 27 mm and 40 mm are approved.


The following requirements apply to children aged 9 and under:

  • bottom of chin to crown should be between 22 and 36mm
  • all faces of children that fall within 17mm to 40mm are approved
  • looking straight into the camera, mouth closed and a neutral facial expression
  • children under the age of 5 do not have to have a neutral facial expression, look directly into the camera, be positioned in the middle or with their mouth closed in the picture
  • babies under one year old don’t need to have their eyes open

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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