Passport Photo Requirements, Sizes and Prices

Passport Photo Requirements are different from one country to another. Although some countries share similar requirements. It is important to submit passport photos that conform to specifications otherwise the application might be rejected.
These specifications include: photo dimension, background colour, head size, facial expression, paper quality, print resolutions ( for digital image) e.t.c

Here at The Imaging Professionals, we update our passport photo requirements library to ensure that the passport photos we provide meet your requirements. We have put together below few requirements we consider highly important.

passport photo requirements

Europe from £7.99

  • United Kingdom Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 60% – 75% of the face or 29mm to 34mm from the chin to the crown of the head, light grey or cream background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • UK Baby Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 60% – 75% of the face or 29mm to 34mm from the chin to the crown of the head, light grey or cream background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Germany Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 60% – 75% of the face or 29mm to 34mm from the chin to the crown of the head, light grey or cream background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Greece Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 40mm x 60mm, head size: 52% – 58% of the face or 31mm to 35mm from the chin to the crown of the head, plain white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than one months old.
  • Polland Passport Photo. Three (3) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 31mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, plain white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Sweden Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 30mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, plain white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Italy Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 32mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Portugal Passport Photo. Three (3) identical photographs, Size: 2″ x 2″(inches), head size: 60% – 70% of the face or 1″ x 1 3/8″ from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Holland Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 60% – 75% of the face or 29mm to 34mm from the chin to the crown of the head, plain cream or light grey background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • France Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 32mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, grey background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.

Asia from £7.99


  • Japan Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 32mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Qatar Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 38mm x 48mm, head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 34mm to 38mm from the chin to the crown of the head, grey background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Yemen Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 2″ x 2″(inches), head size: 60% – 70% of the face or 1″ x 1 3/8″ from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • North Korea Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 55% – 78% of the face or 25mm to 35mm from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • China Passport Photo. Four (4) identical photographs, Size: 33mm x 48mm, head size: 60% – 70% of the face or 21mm to 24mm from the chin to the crown of the head, white or light blue background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Cyprus Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size: 40mm x 50mm, head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 32mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Sri Lanka Passport Photo. Three (3) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 32mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Saudi Arabia Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size:2″ x 2″(inches), head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 1.4″ x 1.6″ from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Russia Passport Photo. Five (5) identical photographs, Size: 35mm x 45mm, head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 27mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, grey background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Kuwait Passport Photo. Four (4) identical photographs, Size: 40mm x 60mm, head size: 60% – 80% of the face or 36mm to 48mm from the chin to the crown of the head, grey background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than one months old.

US, Canada e.t.c from £7.99


  • United States Passport Photo . Two (2) identical photographs, Size:2″ x 2″(inches), head size: 60% – 70% of the face or 1″ x 1 3/8″ from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Canada PR Visa Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size:50mm x 70mm, head size: 45% – 51% of the face or 31mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Canada Travel Visa Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size:35mm x 45mm, head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 32mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Nigeria Passport Photo. Visa Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size:35mm x 45mm, head size: 70% – 80% of the face or 30mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, grey background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Ghana Passport Photo. Four (4) identical photographs, Size:32″ x 2″(inches), head size: 60% – 70% of the face or 1″ x 1 3/8″ from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Angola Passport Photo. Four (4) identical photographs, Size:35mm x 45mm, head size: 29mm to 34mm from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Morocco Passport Photo. Four (4) identical photographs, Size:35mm x 45mm, head size:70% – 80% or 32mm to 36mm from the chin to the crown of the head, grey or blue background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Tunisia Passport Photo. Two (2) identical photographs, Size:35mm x 45mm, head size: 65% – 75% of the face or 29mm to 34mm from the chin to the crown of the head, grey background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Liberia Passport Photo. Three (3) identical photographs, Size:35mm x 45mm, head size: 65% – 75% of the face or 30mm to 34mm from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.
  • Mali Passport Photo. Three (3) identical photographs, Size:40mm x 40mm, head size: 60% – 80% of the face or 24mm to 32mm from the chin to the crown of the head, white background with no shadow. The face must be centered in the photo and no more than six months old.

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