Passport photo requirements Switzerland

Passport photo requirements Switzerland

The passport photo requirements for Switzerland are that you must submit official passport photos in color. Both the passport photo and the visa photo must meet the same requirements of the Schengen countries.

Cost of passport photo or visa photo Switzerland

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

The photos must:

  • Good looking and recently taken
  • Background may only be light and even in hue
  • Have the official size of 35mm wide x 45mm high
  • Face size between 29 and 34 mm
  • Distance from top of photo to top of head is 5 mm
  • Not older than 6 months old
  • Printed in high quality photo paper
  • Closeup of the head with the shoulders, the face covers 70-80% of the photo
  • Sharp, clear, good contrast and no markings on the front or back
  • Looking straight and neutral into the camera
  • Natural skin tones
  • No shadows visible on the face or behind it
  • Eyes open and fully visible
  • No facial reflections or red eyes
  • Glasses are allowed provided clear glasses, no reflection and no thick frame, eyes must be fully visible
  • Headgear is not allowed for religious reasons
    Everything must be visible from the bottom of the chin to the top of the forehead, including the edges of the face
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Adjustment in the requirements:

In principle, 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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